The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) website announced the results of the poll for the best Asian legionnaire of 2021 and the Iranian striker stood in the first.

Iran PressIran news: The website announced that the player who appeared the most consistently in our polls this year was FC Porto’s Iranian forward Mehdi Taremi, who was among Asia’s top 10 performers a staggering 20 times throughout the year.

According to the AFC website, Taremi began 2021 in blistering touch, scoring six times in January and earning nominations for seven weeks in a row from January 9 to February 24, helping him feature our weekly list no less than 13 times before the end of May.

His 27 goals in the calendar year included strikes against Juventus, Liverpool, and Chelsea, the latter being voted the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Season, and the 29-year-old now sits comfortably among Asia’s very finest players.

In 2022, Taremi can likely look forward to a FIFA World Cup, which may yet be the crowning moment of what has become a superb career.


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