Alireza Beiranvand nominated for AFC Player of the Year
Alireza Beiranvand, the goalkeeper of the Iran national football team and Persepolis club, has been nominated for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Player of the Year.
The Persepolis goalie is joined by Japanese striker Yuma Suzuki who currently plays in Kashima Antlers and Al Sadd of Qatar defender Abdelkarim Hassan to compete for the title, reports Xinhua news agency.
Beiranvand had an eye-catching performance in the FIFA 2018 World Cup, where Iran narrowly missed the chance to reach the knockout phase.
Beiranvand also helped Persepolis reach the final of the 2018 AFC Champions League for the first time.
(With inputs from agencies.)