Asian Player of the Year
Uzbekistan's Djeparov nets top Asian award
November 25, 2008
Djeparov, who plays for Bunyodkor, finished ahead of Yasuhito Endo and prevented Japan's 2008 Asian Champions League winners Gamba Osaka completing a hat-trick of awards.
Gamba's successful Champions League campaign saw the J League side named 2008 Asian Team of the Year while their long-serving manager Akira Nishino was Coach of the Year.