The recent performances of Southeast Asian teams at the AFF and AFC age-group competitions has proven that the region is brimming with bright young talents.
From the ones who have already hit the limelight, like Indonesia's two-time Goal Southeast Asian Player of the Week winner Evan Dimas, and Singapore's Adam Swandi, to the lesser known but just as promising talents from Timor Leste and Laos, these rising stars under the age of 21 have already captured football fans' imagination.
Goal have decided to cast a special spotlight on these precocious talents who will carry the torch for Southeast Asian nations for the next decade and beyond.
Starting Friday. October 25, we will profile one player a day for the next 20 days in no particular order. All of the players who have made the list are below the age of 21 with some already having made their mark with the senior team.
So who are these rising stars that have been earmarked by Goal as the chosen ones? Stay tune as we unveil the first name tomorrow, in our new feature Goal's Top 20 Southeast Asian Rising Stars!