Set against the backdrop of the world-famous Victoria Harbour, the AFC Annual Awards Hong Kong 2019 will be a celebration of all that Asian football has to offer, bringing together some of the Continent’s biggest names in one iconic location.
The awards will officially begin with a video of the AFC presenting the highly coveted Diamond of Asia Award to one of Asian’s football’s most passionate and admired leaders, His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah.
Adding to the glittering occasion will be a range of stunning performances mirroring the host city’s unique marriage of tradition and modernity, including a not-to-be-missed appearance from Hong Kong’s legendary Cantopop star, Kay Tse.
The AFC Annual Awards Hong Kong 2019 will recognise the year’s most successful players, coaches and Member Associations – culminating with the presentation of the prestigious AFC Player of the Year and AFC Women’s Player of the Year Awards - before a spectacular and immersive performance inspired by the work of Hong Kong movie director Wong Kar Wai.
The star-studded event will be hosted by two of the region’s leading sports presenters, Lisa Wong and ESPN Southeast Asia’s Jason Dasey.
The award categories by order of sequence are:
AFC Diamond of Asia Award
AFC Member Association of the Year Award (Aspiring, Developing and Inspiring)
AFC President Recognition Awards for Grassroots Football (Aspiring, Developing and Inspiring)
AFC Coach of the Year Award (Women)
AFC Coach of the Year Award (Men)
AFC Futsal Player of the Year Award
AFC President’s Special Recognition Award
AFC Women’s Player of the Year Award
AFC Player of the Year Award
The following award categories will be announced at the gala event and presented at another special event:
AFC Asian International Player of the Year (Men)
AFC Youth Player of the Year (Men)
AFC Youth Player of the Year (Women)