Asamoah Gyan crowned as 2014 best foreign player in Asia

first_imgGhana striker Asamoah Gyan has received his award as the Best Foreign Player in Asia for the year 2014.The Black Stars captain was presented with his award before Saturday’s training session with his UAE club Al Ain.Coach of Al Ain Zlatko Dalic with his backroom staff and the rest of the players gathered to celebrate with their lethal striker before the morning’s workout.The Asian Confederation (AFC) announced Gyan as the Best Foreign player late last month following his heroics in the 2014 Champions League where he emerged top scorer with 12 goals – two more than closest rival Al Hilal’s Nasser Al-Shamrani.Asamoah Gyan with his Al Ain teammates celebrating his feat Gyan’s goals were however not enough as his side crashed out of the competition at the semi-final stage to Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal.His goals and overall performance in the Champions League plus his ever-improving record in the UAE made him the obvious choice.The former Sunderland man has won consecutive Goal King awards ever since making the unpopular move to the UAE in 2011.He is statistically, the best African player in 2014 – a record that his earned him his second nomination for the CAF African Player of the Year award which will be revealed early next year in Lagos.last_img read more

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MLB awards 2019: Full list of nominees, winners for MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and more

first_imgBecause of the tight races, this week will be a fun one for baseball fans not quite ready to let go of the 2019 season.MORE: Mike Trout wins 2019 SN Player of the YearAwards will be announced on MLB Network from Monday through Thursday.Here are all of the nominees and award winners.AL MVPWinner: Mike Trout (Angels)Other finalists: Alex Bregman (Astros), Marcus Semien (A’s)NL MVPWinner: Cody Bellinger (Dodgers)Other finalists: Anthony Rendon (Nationals), Christian Yelich (Brewers)AL Cy YoungWinner: Justin Verlander (Astros)Other finalists: Gerrit Cole (Astros), Charlie Morton (Rays)NL Cy YoungWinner: Jacob deGrom (Mets)Other finalists: Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers), Max Scherzer (Nationals)AL Rookie of the YearWinner: Yordan Alvarez (Astros)Other finalists: Brandon Lowe (Rays), John Means (Orioles)NL Rookie of the YearWinner: Pete Alonso (Mets)Other finalists: Mike Soroka (Braves), Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres)AL Manager of the YearWinner: Rocco Baldelli (Twins)Other finalists: Aaron Boone (Yankees), Kevin Cash (Rays)NL Manager of the YearWinner: Mike Schildt (Cardinals)Other finalists: Craig Counsell (Brewers), Brian Snitker (Braves)AL Comeback Player of the YearTo be announced. While some 2019 MLB awards are obvious, such as Yordan Alvarez for AL Rookie of the Year, others could cause controversy.Take the MVP races, for example, where Alex Bregman and Mike Trout have legitimate arguments in their favor for the AL honor, while Cody Bellinger, Anthony Rendon and Christian Yelich each would be deserving winners in the NL. Finalists: Lucas Giolito (White Sox), Hunter Pence (Rangers) and Jorge Soler (Royals)NL Comeback Player of the YearTo be announced.Finalists: Josh Donaldson (Braves), Sonny Gray (Reds) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers)last_img read more

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