Asia & Oceania Football Hall of Fame

All-Time Asian & Oceanian Squad

Mark Schwarzer (Australia)
Mark Bosnich (Australia)
Mehdi Mahdavikia (Iran)
Joe Marston (Australia)
Avi Cohen (Israel)
Yashukiko Okudera (Japan)
Hong Myung Bo (Korea Republic)
Milan Ivanovic (Australia)
Yuto Nagamoto (Japan)
Paul Okon (Australia)
Christian Karembeu (New Cadelonia)
Shinji Kagawa (Japan)
Shunsuke Nakamura (Japan)
Park Ji Sung
(Korea Republic)
Mark Bresciano (Australia)
Song Hyung Min (Korea Republic)
Harry Kewell (Australia)
Abdullah Mejed
(Saudi Arabia)
Wynton Rufer (New Zealand)
Cha Bum Kun
(Korea Republic)
Mark Viduka (Australia)
Lee Wei Tong

Manager : Takeshi Okada (Japan)

Formation XI


Explanation of Formation

The team strategy is spirit fighting with unstoppable running. Schwarzer is selected as a first-choice keeper. The defensive line is extremely aware of conceding risk. Cohen and Nagamoto are based on full-back area. H. Myung Bo is a deep-sweeper and also a leader of defensive line. Marston is a stopper. Karembeu is responsible as a tireless destroyer. Kagawa is a playmaker based on midfield area only. S. Hueng Min operates the game in a right-side midfield area. Kewell is the most advanced role in the midfield and would run across midfield to forward zone to support the forwards. Cha Bum Kun dynamically run as a deep-lying forward and Majed is a main finisher.

Statistics By Nations

Australia : 8
Korea Republic : 4
Japan : 4
Israel : 1
Saudi Arabia : 1
Iran : 1
New Zealand : 1
New Caledonia : 1
China : 1

Eras Greatest Asian & Oceania Footballers

30s : Lee Wai Tong
40s : Reg Date (2nd Half)
50s : Joe Marston (1st Half), Nahum Stelmach (2nd Half)
60s : Pardip Kumar Banerjee (1st Half), Mordechai Spiegler (2nd Half)
70s : Kunishige Kamamoto (1st Half), Yasuhiko Okudera (2nd Half)
80s : Cha Bum Kun (1st Half), Abdullah Majed (2nd Half)
90s : Saeed Owairan (1st Half), Hidetoshi Nakata (2nd Half)
00s : Harry Kewell (1st Half), Shunsuke Nakamura (2nd Half)
10s : Shinji Kagawa (1st Half), Song Heung Min (2nd Half)

The Greatest Asia & Oceania Footballers of All-Time

1. Son Heung-Min (Korea Republic)
2. Cha Bum Kun (Korea Republic)
3. Harry Kewell (Australia)
4. Abdullah Mejed (Saudi Arabia)
5. Hong Myung Bo (Korea Republic)
6. Park Ji Sung (Korea Republic)
7. Shinji Kagawa (Japan)
8. Christian Karembeu (New Caledonia)
9. Tim Cahill (Australia)
10. Lee Wei Tong (China)
11. Shunsuke Nakamura (Japan)
12. Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan)
13. Wynton Rufer (New Zealand)
14. Mark Bresciano (Australia)
15. Mark Viduka (Australia)
16. Kim Joo Sung (Korea Republic)
17. Mehdi Mahdavikia (Iran)
18. Yossi Benayoun (Israel)
19. Makoto Hasebe (Japan)
20. Haim Revivo (Israel) 
21. Ronny Rosenthal (Israel)
22. Yuto Nagamoto (Japan)
23. Joe Marston (Australia)
24. Eyal Berkovic (Israel)
25. Paul Okon (Australia)
26. Mordechai Spiegler (Israel)
27. Doo-Ik Pak (North Korea)
28. Ali Parvin (Iran)   
29. Nahum Stelmach (Israel) 
30. Avi Cohen (Israel) 
31. Ali Daei (Iran)
32. Eli Ohana (Israel)
33. Uri Malmilian (Israel)
34. Saeed Al Owairan (Saudi Arabia)
35. Yashuhiko Okudera (Japan)
36. Karim Bagheri (Iran)
37. Ahmed Radhi (Iraq)
38. Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan)
39. Milan Ivanovic (Australia)
40. Munas Dabbur (Israel)
41. Attila Abonyi (Australia)
42. Shinji Ono (Japan)
43. Maksim Shatskikh (Uzbekistan) 
44. Reg Date (Australia)
45. Jassem Yacoub (Kuwait)
46. Berador Abduraimov (Uzbekistan)
47. Yousef Al-Thunayan (Saudi Arabia)
48. Mark Schwarzer (Australia)
49. Yoo Sang-Chul (Korea Republic)
50. Johnny Warren (Australia)

Reserved List

Frank Farina (Australia)
Keisuke Honda (Japan)
Ali Karimi (Iran) 
Pardip Kumar Banderjee (India)
Kazuyoshi Miura (Japan)
Mohamed Al-Deayea (Saudi Arabia)
Mark Bosnich (Australia)
Faisal Ali Ak-Dakhil (Kuwait)
Sergey Kvochkin (Kazakhstan)
Marvam Medrati (Syria)
Adnan Khamis Al-Taliyani (UAE)

Yuri Pshenichnikov (Uzbekizstan)

Statistics By Nation

Australia : 12
Israel : 10

Japan : 7
Korea Republic : 6
Iran : 5
Saudi Arabia : 3
Uzbekistan : 2
New Caledonia : 1
Kuwait : 1
China : 1
North Korea : 1
New Zealand : 1

Asian & Oceania Footballer of The Year

1953 Joe Marston
1954 Joe Marston
1955 Nahum Stelmach
1956 Yaakov Hodorov
1957 Yehoshua Glazer
1958 Nahum Stelmach
1959 Nahum Stelmach
1960 Cho-Yoon-Ok
1961 Pardip Kumar Banerjee
1962 Pardip Kumar Banerjee
1963 Sergey Kvochkin
1964 Mordechai Spiegler
1965 Pak Seung-Zin
1966 Pak Doo-Ik
1967 Attila Abonyi
1968 Berador Abduiraimov
1969 Mordechai Spiegler
1970 Mordechai Spiegler
1971 Douglas Aziz
1972 Ali Parvin
1973 Kunishige Kamamoto
1974 Johnny Warren
1975 Vassilis Hatzipanagis
1976 Ali Parvin
1977 Jassem Yacoub
1978 Yasuhiko Okudera
1979 Cha Bum Kun
1980 Jassem Yacoub
1981 Abdullah Majed
1982 Cha Bum Kun
1983 Cha Bum Kun
1984 Abdullah Majed
1985 Cha Bum Kun
1986 Abdullah Majed
1987 Uri Malmilian
1988 Eli Ohana
1989 Wynton Rufer
1990 Ronny Rosenthal
1991 Kim-Joo-Sung
1992 Yousef Al-Thunayan
1993 Kazuyoshi Miura
1994 Saeed Owairan
1995 Haim Revivo
1996 Ali Daei
1997 Hidetoshi Nakata
1998 Hidetoshi Nakata
1999 Maksim Shatkikh
2000 Harry Kewell
2001 Haim Revivo
2002 Hong Myung Bo
2003 Mehdi Madavakia
2004 Tim Cahiill
2005 Tim Cahill
2006 Mark Bresciano
2007 Shunsuke Nakamura
2008 Park Ji-Sung
2009 Yossi Benayoun
2010 Keisuge Honda
2011 Shinji Kagawa
2012 Shinji Kagawa
2013 Yuto Nagatomo
2014 Mile Jedinak
2015 Shinji Kagawa
2016 Shinji Okazaki
2017 Song-Heung-Min
2018 Song-Heung-Min
2019 Song-Heung-Min
2020 Song-Heung-Min
2021 Song-Heung-Min
2022 Song-Heung-Min

By Players

Song-Heung-Min : 6
Cha Bum Kun : 4
Mordechai Spiegler : 3
Nahum Stelmach : 3
Abdullah Majed : 3
Shinji Kagawa : 3

By Nations

Israel : 13
Korea Republic : 13
Japan : 12
Oceania : 10
Iran : 4
Saudi Arabia : 4
Uzbekistan : 3
North Korea : 2
Kuwait : 2
India : 2
Iraq : 1


  1. Anonymous8/25/2014

    Mark Viduka is far better than Maksim Shatskikh and Ali Daei. I suggest you put him above Tim Cahill. Viduka had a much better prime. I suggest you lowere bresciano too.


    1. Viduka is far better in higher standard of football even he was not effort in playing for Australia let NT scores record is very low. Ali Daei was a holder of most international goals but most of them just made against amateur national team. I agree on Viduka > Daei. I’m not too sure for Shatkikh who was one of the important players of Dinamo Kiev in its glory era of UEFA Champion League and he should be much better than Viduka in NT career.

  2. Anonymous8/26/2014

    How are Breciano and Cahill this much better at club level. Vidukas prime is considerably better than both. In reference to Maksim Shatskikh goals at international level are all against amateur team to. His record at Kiev isn't that good bar a couple 20 goals season but you can hardly say that those seasons were better than Viduka's best seasons in the Premiership. Even Viduka's time at Zagreb and Celtic would beat large parts of Shatskikh's club career

    1. I rated Viduka in low ranking because of his awful NT record but it has been marked as exceptional case since standard of club competition Viduka performed is much higher than that of Asian & Oceania. I agree to name him higher than Shatskikh but not for Bresciano and Cahill who contributed to Australia much more than Viduka and also very successful in Series A and Premier League respectively. Now I have reformed the ranking as there are many players seems overrated.
      Thanks for great suggestion once again. May I ask which country are you from ?

  3. Kim Joo-sung is South Korean.

  4. Korea Republic is equal to South Korea.

  5. Paulino Alcantara, Phillipinas?

    1. His case interesting. He born in Asia but his blood is just a half-Asian. When consider he first played for European national team (Catalonia national team), his case will be the same as Gentile who I consider as European not African.

    2. Regarding other you were considering the place of birth, this criterion it should be considered Asian because many who never worked in Africa you considered how African criteria is criterion.

    3. The criteria is set to include players with place of birth and blood regardless of the nation they have played. Alcantara is not 100 % Asian blood so he is out of the criteria extent.

    4. A player like reputed to have been one of the biggest Asian players of all time, as you consider Spanish, he has these numbers: Barcelona 177 games and 200 goals; Bohemian Sporting Club 23 games and 24. NATIONAL TEAMS: Spain 5 games and 6 goals; Catalonia 4 games and 4 gols; Philippines 2 games and 1 gols, should be included are the selection of Spain on his blog International Legendary Museum.

  6. Christian Karembeu was born in New Caledonia (Oceania) and played for Real Madrid many years although he played for France instead of New Caledonia. Compared to many of these footballers mentioned here, I think he could grab a well-deserved place if criterion allowed to. Anyway, it would be really interesting a list of footballers that could have played for a different nation according to its birthplace. There are many celebrities that match the case.

    1. I have to agree with you. Just likes the identification case of African player by African-born and blooded. Karembeu born in Oceania and also have 100 % Oceania blood. It would become interesting if he should have been a greatest Asian-Oceanian player ever. Let me consider and add him in any time.

    2. Hello, I back to discuss this issue. I see the New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France and it is not a sovereign state. It is true that Karembeu born in Oceania but the new Caledonia is available as ethnicity not nationality. It is hard to define him as an Oceanian.

  7. Oceania should be seperate.

    1. There is no great player enough to do so. Oceania football just started its professional status in the recent era.

  8. not Song hyun min->Song Heung-min

  9. Probably Son Heung-min deserves to be in the squad here, ahead of Ohana?

  10. Eli Ohana in sixth place? Is that correct?

    1. Because in "west asia team" is in "Major Reserved Players".