Southeast Asia

SEA Best XI of the Week – 12th March 2019

See which players made the South-East Asia Best XI this week on Football Tribe:


Name: Dang Van Lam

Nationality: Vietnamese

Club: Muangthong United

The Vietnam number one put in yet another fantastic performance as Muangthong United earned their first win of the season. Dang Van Lam also got his first clean sheet and showed his class when he pulled off a triple save early in the game.

Right Back

Name: Gavin Kwan

Nationality: Indonesia

Club: Barito Putera

Surprisingly, Gavin scored two goals when Barito won against Persita Tangerang last week. Jacksen F. Tiago took a bit of a gamble when playing him as a striker, as Samsul Arif was called to the national team. What a versatile player! He naturally plays on the flank as right back or right winger.

Center Back

Name: Suphan Thongsong

Nationality: Thailand

Club: Suphanburi FC

The Thai national team defender was instrumental in Suphanburi's tough away draw at Sukhothai FC. The visitors were under pressure for most of the game yet Suphan kept his calm and organized the back-3 with great maturity.

Center Back

Name: Anderson Salles

Nationality: Brazil

Club: Bhayangkara FC

Continuing his outstanding performance, he was not only the defensive wall but also the goal scorer for The Guardians. Last week he scored the opening goal from the penalty spot, another set-piece he can execute very well aside from free-kicks, where he often finds the net with good placement rather than a powerful shoot.

Left Back

Name: Sasalak Haiprakhon

Nationality: Thailand

Club: Buriram United

Sasalak displayed great versatility when he had to switch from a wingback in a 3-5-2 to an attacking winger in a 4-3-3. Blessed with an abundance of pace and skills, Sasalak was key in stretching the opposition defense, opening space for his teammates to attack.


Name: Manuchekhr Dzhalilov

Nationality: Tajikistan

Club: Persebaya Surabaya

The winger scored a brace when Persebaya narrowly won 3-2 against Persib Bandung in President's Cup, and become one of the highlighted players last week. Now he has become one of the three players who have found the net thrice in this campaign, putting him tied in the lead for the top scorer race.


Name: Zuhair Aizat

Nationality: Malaysia

Club: Terengganu FC

Zuhair Aizat's first appearance with the Tok Gajah squad this season received praise from Pahang coach Dollah Salleh, when the player scored the only goal of the match to beat Kedah 1-0 in the Super League at the Darul Makmur Stadium last night.


Name: Go Seul-Ki

Nationality: South Korea

Club: Port FC

Port FC continue their fine start to the season with a 3-2 win over Chonburi FC, with midfielder Go Seul-Ki was in the heart of everything good for the Klongtoei side. The South Korean midfielder connect the entire team with his web of passes and even got himself on the scoresheet with a delicate volley from the edge of the area.


Name: Gonzalo Cabrera

Nationality: Argentina

Club: Johor Darul Ta'zim

Gonzalo Cabrera now leads the goalscorers list after his penalty kick sealed all three points for the reigning champions. JDT were three goals up by the forty-first minute; a lead which they held on to until the full-time whistle.


Name: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

Nationality: English

Club: PTT Rayong

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas celebrated his return to the starting eleven with a goal and assist as PTT Rayong grabbed their first win of the season. The opponents really struggled to handle with the ex-Bristol City man's physical presence and his hold up play. Jay certainly offers something different compared to Rayong's other striker. Fans will be happy to see him, slowly but surely, adapt to life in the Thai League.


Name: Aleksandar Rakic

Nationality: Serbia

Club: Madura United

The 2018 league top scorer netted a brace when Madura United faced Persija Jakarta last week. The Liga 1 managed a draw despite fielding a weakened squad with one eye on the midweek AFC Cup fixture. Both Persija and Madura have now collected 4 points in Group D of the President's Cup.