The view from Asia

Top ten Asian players of 2012

December 27, 2012
By John Duerden
10. Ali Al Habsi (Oman and Wigan Athletic)

For bringing beards back into the highest levels of European football, Al Habsi deserves a mention at the very least, regardless of the fact that he is probably the best Asian goalkeeper. The former fireman from Muscat has had another good year between the posts, once again helping to carry Wigan Athletic free of the burning English Premier League basement. The headlines may go elsewhere but Habsi keeps hold of much some of the best strikers in ...

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