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The Philippines international gets Goal's regional accolade for his hat-trick in the 7-1 thrashing of Champasak in the Singapore Cup

Southeast Asia Player of the Week
James Younghusband
AGE 27
POSITION Striker
PLAYS FOR Loyola Meralco Sparks

Goal Singapore Deputy Editor Teng Kiat: "The Philippines international grabbed a hat-trick as the Sparks smashed Laotian debutants SHB Champasak 7-1 in the preliminary round of the Singapore Cup. Younghusband opened the scoring on 24 minutes and headed in his second midway through the second half, before completing his treble with a rocket of a free-kick from the edge of the box."

Congratulations to James Younghusband, Goal's 24th Southeast Asia Player of the Week winner!


Honourable Mentions

R.Gopinathan - Pahang FA

Goal Malaysia Chief Editor Falah Abdullah: "The lanky winger was at his blistering best against star-studded JDT in the FA Cup semi-final last Friday. Gopi was brave to take on his markers throughout the match which wreaked havoc in the Tigers' defensive line. To top it all off, he did not neglect his defensive duties as he tracked back to help his defensive teammates and secure an indispensable win over their rivals."

David Laly - Pelita Bandung Raya

Goal Indonesia's Eric Noveanto: "The former Persidafon Dafonsoro midfielder showed his quality for Pelita Bandung Raya the past week. He was dazzling in the match against Gresik United, scoring two goals to inspire a 4-1 triumph over the opponents. His performance under Dejan Antonic's guidance recently shows a readiness to catch an attention from the Indonesia national team coach."
 

Rangsan Vivatchaichok - BEC TERO Sasana

Goal Thailand Chief Editor: "The Fire Dragon's midfield maestro is currently in his best form. He set up two goals and finished one by himself, as he led TERO to beat Singhtharua FC 3-1. A superb moment for the ex-Buriram United playmaker as TERO are still unbeaten after 15 matches this season and are mounting a serious title challenge."

 

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