Goal Southeast Asia Player of the Week: Fabian Kwok

The Geylang midfielder found himself in the spotlight as his spectacular goal reached the football pages around the world
Southeast Asia Player of the Week
Fabian Kwok
AGE 25
POSITION Midfielder
PLAYS FOR Geylang International

Goal Singapore Deputy Editor Teng Kiat: "The central midfielder has gained worldwide fame after scoring an astonishing 50-yard strike against Albirex Niigata last week that made the rounds on the internet. As a clearance from the Japanese custodian fell to him inside the centre circle in front of the halfway line, Kwok instinctively belted a first-time volley that dipped just under the bar to draw his side level at 1-1. A sensational strike indeed. Kwok also played a superb through ball for captain Ridhuan Muhamad to score in the second half as they took a 2-1 lead, although they went on to lose 4-2. Despite that, it was a top display from Kwok, who has impressed since returning from injury earlier this season."

Congratulations to Fabian Kwok, Goal's 21st Southeast Asia Player of the Week winner!

Honourable Mentions

Andik Vermansah - Selangor FA

Goal Indonesia's Eric Noveanto: "The 22-year-old diminutive winger was in great form at Darul Makmur Stadium, when Selangor secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Pahang FA in the Malaysia Super League. His speed and agility was a major thorn for the home-side. The former Persebaya 1927 star scored the only goal during the match to end Pahang's undefeated record at their home-soil this season. The win also pushed Selangor to the top of the league table."

Shahrom Kalam - Selangor FA

Goal Malaysia Chief Editor Falah Abdullah: "The strong centre-back has been a revelation for the Red Giants this season with some solid, well-timed challenges to save his team from the jaws of defeat numerous times. Against the side with the best goalscoring record in the league, Pahang FA, Shahrom was at his defensive best as he singelandedly neutralised the threat of Dickson Nwakaeme. Top-notch defending by the 28-year-old."

Thana Chanabut - Police United

Goal Thailand Chief Editor Thana Wongmanee: "The pacey winger lost the spotlight for quite some time due to injuries but now he's back in dazzling form under Mika Lonnstrom, his club's new head coach. The former Thai international has scored four goals in his last three matches and the most crucial would be the latest one. It was a decisive goal, leading Police United to beat Ratchaburi Mitrphol FC by 1-0. A much-needed win as they're struggling in the relegation zone lately."