TEHRAN (Iran News) – Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri from Iran has been chosen as the best goalkeeper of the AFC Champions League 2016.
In a poll conducted by the-afc.com, 64 percent of participants voted the Iranian goalkeeper.
He beat Al Ain goalkeeper Khalid Eisa who earned 27 percent.
Along with Lekhwiya, now known as Al Duhail, Zob Ahan had the stingiest defense in the group stage, letting in just two goals in six matches, and it was largely thanks to the hugely impressive Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri in goal, who was arguably the standout custodian of the first phase of the competition.
In the Round of 16, Zob Ahan was ultimately eliminated by Al Ain, but Mazaheri’s impressive shot-stopping had already left a lasting impression.
Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan), Khaled Eisa (Al Ain), Ignatiy Nesterov (Lokomotiv), Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Red Diamonds) and Vedran Janjetovic (Sydney FC) were competing for the award.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews