Mohammad Keshavarz Named AFC Futsal Player of the Year
Yesterday att AFC Annual Awards in Kuala Lumpur named Iranian star Mohammad Keshavarz the AFC Futsal Player of the Year.
Keshavarz, a four-time AFC Futsal Championship winner with Iran, was deemed the best player of the AFC Futsal Club Championship and was in superb form as his former team narrowly missed out on glory in Doha after being edged 3-1 by Nagoya Oceans in the final.
"I attribute tonight's award to my father who has been instrumental in helping in my career," said Keshavarz after receiving the award from AFC Executive Committee member Richard Lai, who is also Chairman of the AFC Futsal Committee.
"I also dedicate this award to the people of Iran and to my fellow team mates and every futsal player in Iran with the hope this success is repeated by Iranians and shared together.
In the ceremony Uzbekistan midfielder Server Djeparov has won the Asian Football Confederation's Player of the Year award for the second time. FIFA President Sepp Blatter attended Wednesday's award ceremony in which Djeparov edged out Hadi Aghily of Iran.