Al Sadd’s Abdulkarim Hassan named Asia’s best player


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Al Sadd’s Qatar international player Abdulkarim Hassan was named the 2018 Asian Footballer of the Year at the annual AFC Awards held in Muscat, Oman, on Wednesday.

The young left-back received the award from AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa at a ceremony, attended by many dignitaries.

Abdulkarim is one of the most prominent stars in Qatar football. He had made notable achievements early in his career with Al Sadd, especially their triumph in the 2011 AFC Champions League.

He had won the Under-23 Player of the Year award for the 2015-16 season at the Qatar Football Association’s Award Ceremony. The dynamic player was also a member of the Gulf Cup-winning Qatar squad in 2014.

Abdulkarim is the second Qatari player to win the prestigious award, after Khalfan Ibrahim in 2006.