Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy has been nominated for the Asian International Player of the Year award.
The 27 year-old, who has helped Huddersfield Town punch above their weight in the Premier League, has also been influential in helping Australia qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
His efforts have been recognised, and Mooy has been shortlisted for the award alongside Japan and Borussia Dortmund’s 2012 winner Shinji Kagawa, and 2015 winner Son Heung-min, who has been a a standout player for both South Korea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Mooy is no stranger when it comes to winning awards. At the beginning of the season, he was was voted the Australian Footballer of the Year, becoming the first player to win the prestigious award twice.
The nominees for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Player of the Year award, for Asia-based players, are China’s Wu Lei, Syria’s Omar Khribin and the UAE’s Omar Abdulrahman Al Amoudi.
The winners will be announced by the Asian Football Confederation on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at the AFC Annual Awards ceremony held in Bangkok, Thailand.