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Most valuable Asian players in 2021

Sat 25 December 2021 | 14:30

Nowadays there are many brilliant footballers who are from Asia that are playing in the high-rank leagues. in this article on Sportmob, we are going to have a look at the most valuable Asian players in 2021.

Football is a sport that has its fans all over the world and loads of people in all 5 continents follow it. Many brilliant footballers have kicked the ball in all parts of our planet who have been an idol in their own countries and sometimes in other countries too.

Asia, just like other continents, has seen outstanding football players during the history of this sport. Some of them have also played in high-rank leagues, therefore their names stand out even beyond the borders of their countries.

Nowadays also there are a number of footballers from the biggest continent of the Earth who stand out among the other Asians and even among all of the footballers. In this article today, we are going to have a look at the

most valuable Asian players in the world in 2021

. If you are interested in knowing about the Asian players who are valued the most, then join us in the following article.

Most valuable Asian players in the world in 2021 

Without wasting time anymore, let’s go over the

best Asian players right now

.

Kang-in Lee

The first footballer on our list for the most valuable Asian players in 2021 is the South Korean attacking midfielder, Kang-in Lee. He currently plays for the La Liga club, Real Mallorca and his market value is €10m.

Born in Incheon on 19 February 2001, Lee kicked the ball for Incheon United, Flyings FC, and

Valencia

during his junior career. In 2017, his senior career started and this Asian footballer played for The Bats until 2021. Lee then joined his current club, Real Mallorca.

This South Korean national footballer, who is one of the best Asian players right now, won the Copa del Rey title in the 2018/19 season with Valencia and reached 2nd place in the FIFA U-20 World Cup with South Korea.

Kang-in Lee was included in the best XI of the Toulon Tournament in 2018 and the next year, he became the Asian footballer of the year and the nominee of the Kopa Trophy. Lee also achieved the FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball in 2019.

Takefusa Kubo

The next name among the most valuable Asian players in 2021 is the Japanese attacking midfielder and striker,

Takefusa Kubo

, who has a value of €10m. Born in Kawasaki on June 4, 2001, he kicked the ball for FC Persimmon, Kawasaki Frontale, Barcelona, and FC Tokyo at the youth level.

Kubo played for FC Tokyo until 2019, however, he was loaned to Yokohama F. Marinos in 2018. Then he signed with

Real Madrid

. This Japanese footballer played for Real Mallorca,

Villarreal CF

, and

Getafe CF

under a loan from 2019 until 2021 and he is currently kicking the ball for Real Mallorca, again on Real Madrid’s loan.

Takefusa Kubo, who is one of the

best Asian players in 2021

, won the Europa League title with Villareal in the 2020/21 season. Let’s move on to the next name among the best Asian players right now.

Wataru Endo

Wataru Endo is also one of the most valuable Asian players in 2021 with a value of €10m. This Japanese defender was born in Yokohama on February 9, 1993. He started playing football professionally at the Japanese club, Shonan Bellmare in 2010. After 5 years, Endo moved to Urawa Red Diamonds. He won an AFC Champions League title, a Copa Suruga Bank, and a J. League title.

In 2018, Endo went to Belgium to sign with VV St. Truiden, where he played for only 1 season. Since 2019, this Japanese player has been playing for

VfL Stuttgart

, where he won a Bundesliga 2 title in 2020.         

Hee-chan Hwang

The next footballer on our list for the

most valuable Asian players in 2021

is Hee-chan Hwang, whose value is €11m. Born in Chuncheon, South Korea on January 26, 1996, he took his first steps in the world of football at

Pohang Steelers

. The senior career of this South Korean striker started in 2015 as he signed with

Salzburg

.

Hwang spent the 2015/16 season at FC Liefering, which is the farm team of Salzburg. Then he went back to the main team and played there until 2018 when he joined

Hamburger SV

under a loan. After 1 year of kicking the ball for HSV, this Asian player moved to

Leipzig

and was loaned to

Wolverhampton

, which is his current club, in 2021.

Hee-chan Hwang, who is among the best Asian players in 2021, has won 4 Austrian Bundesliga and 3 ÖFB Cup titles. Now let’s go on to the next player.

Takumi Minamino

The next football player among the most valuable Asian players in 2021 is Southampton’s player, Takumi Minamino, who has a value of €12m. He was born in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture, Japan and took his first steps in football at

Cerezo Osaka

.

His senior career started in 2012 and this Japanese footballer played for Cerezo Osaka until 2015. Minamino then joined Salzburg, where he kicked the ball until 2019. After that, he signed with

Liverpool

and in 2021, he moved to his current club,

Southampton

, under a loan.

Takumi Minamino has won 1 Premier League title with Liverpool and 6 Austrian Bundesliga and ÖFB Cup titles with Salzburg. He also became the J. League best young player in 2013.

Eldor Shomurodov

The next name among the most valuable Asian players in 2021 is the Uzbek striker, Eldor Shomurodov with a value of €14m. Born in Jarkurgan, Surxondaryo on June 29, 1995, he started playing football at FK Mash’al Muborak, where he kicked the ball from 2011 until 2014.

In 2015, Shomurodov moved to

Bunyodkor

and after 2 years of playing for this club, he went to Russia to play for

Rostov

. In 2020, this Uzbek player moved to

Genoa

, although after only 1 season, he left there to join

AS Roma

, where he is playing now. It is good to know that in 2019, Shomuradov was named Uzbekistan’s footballer of the year.

Mehdi Taremi

The next footballer among the most valuable Asian players in 2021 is the Iranian forward of

FC Porto

,

Mehdi Taremi

, whose market value is €16m. Born in Bushehr on July 18, 1992, this brilliant striker started playing football at Shahin Bushehr and kicked the ball for them until 2012. Then his senior career began as he joined Iranjavan Bushehr, where he played until 2014.

In 2014, Taremi moved to

Perspolis

and kicked the ball for the Reds of Tehran for 4 years.

In 2018, this Iranian player joined Al Gharafa, however, he left the club after only 1 season to sign with

Rio Ave

. In 2020, Taremi moved to Porto, which is his current club.

Mehdi Taremi is one of the best Asian players in 2021 and has won 1 Persian Gulf Pro League and 1 Iranian Super Cup with Perspolis and 2 Qatari Stars League with Al Gharafa. He has become the top scorer of the Persian Gulf Pro League 2 times and the top scorer of the Primeira Liga 1 time.

Takehiro Tomiyasu

Takehiro Tomiyasu is also one of the

most valuable Asian players in 2021

, who was born in Fukuoka, Japan on 5 November 1998. With a value of €20m, he is currently playing for Arsenal.

Tomiyasu started playing football at Avispa Fukuoka, where he played until 2017.

In 2018, this Japanese defender moved to Sint-Truiden, which is a Belgian club. After only 1 year, Tomiyasu joined Bologna, where he kicked the ball until 2021. Then he moved to

Arsenal

, where he is playing now.

This Japanese footballer hasn’t won any titles but has reached 2nd place in the AFC Asian Cup 2019. Now let’s move on to the next player on our list.

Daichi Kamada

The next name on our list for the most valuable Asian players in 2021 is the Japanese attacking midfielder, Daichi Kamada, whose value is €25m. He was born in Ehime, Japan on 5 August 1996. During his junior career, Kamada played for Kids FC,

Gamba Osaka

, and Higashiyama High School.

In 2015, the senior career of this Japanese player started as he joined Sagan Tosu. After 2 years of playing for this club, Kamada joined

Eintracht Frankfurt

, however, he was loaned to VV St. Truiden for the 2018/19 season. He is currently kicking the ball for Frankfurt.

Daichi Kamada, who is one of the best Asian players right now, won the DFB Pokal title in 2018.

Sardar Azmoun 

The next footballer among the most valuable Asian players in 2021 is the Iranian striker,

Sardar Azmoun

. With a value of €25m, he is currently playing for Zenit St. Petersburg. Azmoun was born in Gonbad-e Kavus on January 1, 1995 and kicked the ball for Oghab Gonbad, Etka Gorgan FC, and

Sepahan

at the youth level.

In 2011, the senior career of this Iranian forward started and he played for Sepahan until 2012. Azmoun then moved to Russia to join

Rubin Kazan

, where he kicked the ball until 2015. After that, he moved to

Rostov

and after 2 years of playing for them, he moved back to Rubin Kazan. Azmoun played there for 2 years and in 2019, he moved to his current club,

Zenit St. Petersburg

.

Sardar Azmoun, who is among the most valuable Asian players in the world in 2021, has won 3 Russian Premier League titles, 1 Russian Football Cup, and 2 Russian Super Cup titles, all of which with Zenit St. Petersburg. This Iranian striker has also become the Russian league top scorer and also the footballer of the year in Russia.

Heung-min Son

The last name on our list for the most valuable Asian players in the world in 2021 is the South Korean player, Heung-min Son. With a value of €85m, this outstanding footballer currently plays for

Tottenham

. He was born in Chuncheon on 8 July 1992.

 During his junior career, Son played for FC Seoul and Hamburger SV. In 2010, the senior career of this brilliant striker began and he played for HSV until 2013. After that, Son moved to

Bayer Leverkusen

, where he kicked the ball for 2 seasons. Since 2015, this South Korean footballer has been playing for the Spurs and has absorbed the eyes with 193 appearances and scoring 69 goals.

Heung-min Son won the Football East Asian Championship in 2008. He became the footballer of the year in South Korea twice in 2013 and 2014 and Tottenham’s player of the year in 2019 and 2020. This brilliant footballer scored the most eye-catching goal of 2020, therefore won the Puskas award that year.

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