Southeast Asia

SEA Best XI of the Week – 15th August 2019

Check out our picks for this week’s Southeast Asia Best XI of the Week:


Name: Michael Falkesgaard

Age: 28

Nationality: Philippines

Club: Bangkok United

Michael Falkesgaard helped Bangkok United to their first league clean sheet in eight games when the Angels beat traveling Chainat Hornbill FC 2-0. As always, the ball-playing goalkeeper was strong with his distributions but most importantly, he made some vital saves to secure the much-needed three points. The best of them all is probably when he pushed Chatmongkol Thongkiri's close-range half-volley away with one hand.

Right Back

Name: Nitipong Selanon

Age: 26

Nationality: Thailand

Club: Port FC

Brave, tireless and resilient. These are the words one would use to describe Nitipong Selanon's performance in Port FC's first home victory over rivals SCG Muangthong United in 10 years. The right-back's energy up and down the flank was just too much for his counterpart, Bruno Gallo, to handle. Nitipong also dealt with one-on-one situations well late in the game to keep his side's clean sheet.

Center Back

Name: Anderson Salles

Age: 31

Nationality: Brazil

Club: Bhayangkara FC

He scored an equalizing goal from a direct free-kick and helped The Guardian to stop Persija Jakarta from winning the Jakarta Derby.

Center Back

Name: Herold Goulon

Age: 31

Nationality: France

Club: Pahang FA

Herold has already found the net five times for Pahang, and he managed to add to that tally once again in their most recent Malaysia Cup match against Perak.

Left Back

Name: Abduh Lestaluhu

Age: 25

Nationality: Indonesia

Club: PS TIRA-Persikabo

Giving one assist to Parfait Essengue, Abduh also played a massive role to keep Laskar Padjajaran remain undefeated in 13 games.

Central Midfielder

Name: Hariss Harun

Age: 28

Nationality: Singapore

Club: Johor Darul Ta'zim

The Singaporean midfielder looked calm and in control of the midfield area for JDT. He didn't face many issues in their match against Petaling Jaya City FC and provided extra safety for the JDT defense.

Central Midfielder

Name: Nguyen Van Quyet

Age: 28

Nationality: Vietnam

Club: Hanoi FC

Van Quyet has shown that he deserves to be the captain of the team with his fine form recently. He scored two goals and assisted another to help the defending champions beat Thanh Hoa 5-0.

Right Midfielder

Name: William Henrique

Age: 27

Nationality: Brazil

Club: Chiangrai United

William Henrique was involved with all of Chiangrai United's goal in the 3-0 away win over Samut Prakan City. The tricky attacker played a long pass that launch the first goal then netted the last two himself. He left the Sea Fang's defense in the dust before showing off a cheeky chipped finish for his last goal.

Left Midfielder

Name: Hoang Vu Samson

Age: 31

Nationality: Vietnam/Nigeria

Club: Quang Nam

Samson scored a double for Quang Nam as they beat Ho Chi Minh City 2-0. Those two strikes now take his goal tally for the new team to five, and he scored 11 goals since the start of the season.


Name: Patrich Wanggai

Age: 31

Nationality: Indonesia

Club: Kalteng Putra

The forward brace in a 4-2 win against Arema. Laskar Isen Mulang have been on top form as they have won both of their last two home games.


Name: Kipre Tchetche

Age: 32

Nationality: Ivory Coast

Club: Terengganu FC

He scored twice to beat help his side beat Kedah 2-0 in Malaysia cup, last week. Kipre was the star of the match as Kedah were left staring in disbelief at their own net.