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Poll: Who is the League's best-ever Asian player?

15 Jul 2019
Park-Ji-Sung, Shinji Kagawa, Ki Sung-Yueng, Shinji Okazaki and Son Heung-min

Ahead of this week's Premier League Asia Trophy, vote on who was the greatest out of Park Ji-sung, Shinji Kagawa, Ki Sung-yueng, Shinji Okazaki and Son Heung-min

Premier League clubs are going head to head in Asia this week as Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers take part in the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy

The biennial tournament is taking place in Nanjing and Shanghai and gives more fans the opportunity to enjoy the Premier League experience and see a world-class line-up of players and managers.

A number of Asian players have graced the Premier League over the years and, ahead of the first round of matches kicking off on Wednesday 17 July, we want to know who you think is the best. 

We compare five great Asian players to choose from in the poll below. 

Park Ji-sung 

Apps: 154. Goals: 19. Assists: 21 Titles: 4.

In his seven seasons at Old Trafford the midfielder became the first Asian to win each of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League. He played 154 times for Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers and endeared himself to fans across the world with his never-give-up attitude. 

Shinji Kagawa

Apps: 38. Goals: 6. Assists: 6. Titles: 1.

The midfielder was not only the first Japanese player for Man Utd but also the first to win a Premier League title, doing so in his debut season at the club. His three goals in one match against Norwich City also made him the first Asian to score a hat-trick in the competition.

Ki Sung-yueng

Apps: 184. Goals: 15. Assists: 9.

The 30-year-old has made more Premier League appearances than any other South Korean in spells with Swansea City, Sunderland and current club Newcastle United. The 2019/20 campaign will be his eighth successive season in England's top flight. 

Shinji Okazaki

Apps: 114. Goals 14. Assists: 4. Titles: 1.

The Premier League's second Japanese champion was integral to Leicester City's 2015/16 title-winning season, famously scoring a spectacular overhead kick against Newcastle that edged the Foxes towards their first Trophy.

Son Heung-min

Apps: 130. Goals: 42. Assists: 19.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son is the highest-scoring Asian in the competition's history with his 42 goals more than double the total of anyone else. The South Korean became the first Asian recipient of the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award in September 2016 and has reached double figures for goals in three successive campaigns. 

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