AFC Choose Bambang Pamungkas So Asian Football Icon, Most Popular Persija Jakarta striker Bambang Pamungkas, officially crowned as one of the AFC Asian football icons Agen Bola Sbobet.
Previously, the Asian Football Association has also selected the names of world-famous origin of the Yellow Continent such as Hidetoshi Nakata and Shinji Kagawa.
The main AFC barometer chose Bepe, greeting Bambang Pamungkas, is the individual achievement of the players with the Indonesian national team and several clubs that are defended, especially Persija Jakarta.
Noted, Bepe is still the most performers for the Indonesian national team with 86 caps. Retired in the national team in April 2013, Salatiga Training dropout that remains the most fertile in the Red and White squad with a notch 38 goals.
Only, in terms of achievement, the achievement of Bepe for 14 years with the national team is not very good. The former Selangor FA player “only” brought Indonesia to win the Cup of Independence in the 2000 and 2008 editions.
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On the club side, more than 18 years old costumed Bambang Persija. So far, players who are known to be selective when speaking to the media have scored over 150 goals in total!
Bepe charm is not only channeled in the green field. The man born in Semarang is also “loved” sponsor and commercial products are racing to make it as a brand ambassador.
Because of that also, it is not wrong if Bepe was selected as the torch bearer of 2012 London Olympics with businessman Sandiaga Uno, politician Wanda Hamidah, and women caring akitivis, Ika Trifisusanti.
The figures are considered to have contributed and inspired the community.
AFC revealed the story of Bepe since the first costumed national team until the final action of AFF Cup 2012.
Closing the history of Bambang Pamungkas on his official website, the Asian Football Association confirmed that Bepe is “A true legend for both club and country, and a true Asian icon”.
Arsenal midfielder Bandung, Michael Essien ahead of his match counter Arema FC in the opening party League 1 season 2017 at Gelora Bandung Stadium of Fire (GBLA), Saturday (15/4/2017). (HERKA YANIS PANGARIBOWO / JUARA.NET)
Persib, the most popular club in Asia
In addition, AFC has also released a list of the most popular clubs in Asia. AFC makes an assessment based on the largest number of followers on Facebook social media.
West Java, Indonesia, who is now playing in League 1, Persib Bandung, was selected to be the most popular club in the Asian Continent.
Maung Bandung, nicknamed Persib, currently has 9.5 million followers on his official Facebook account, beating top clubs in Japan, South Korea and China.
AFC claims, the recruitment of former Chelsea and Real Madrid star, Michael Essien, became one of these factors.
Moreover, after that, Persib also recruit former West Ham United player, who also played in Chelsea, Carlton Cole.
“With 9.5 million followers on Facebook, Indonesian giants Persib Bandung, former club Chelsea and Real Madrid star Michael Essien could be (probably) claimed to be the most popular club in Asia,” the AFC said on its official website.
Here is a list of the top seven AFC clubs released by AFC based on the number of followers on Facebook:
1. Persib Bandung (Indonesia)
2. Guangzhou Evergrande (China)
3. Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
4. Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia)
5. Muangthong United (Thailand)
6. Johor Darul Ta’zim (Malaysia)
7. Persepolis (Iran)