Through a poll involving all South East Asian editions of Goal editorial teams as well as Goal readers, Thailand ace Teerasil Dangda was voted as the Goal AFF 2016 Best Player.
The Muang Thong United striker edged out Xuang Truong Luong of Vietnam and Indonesia captain, Boaz Solossa. Teerasil himself emerged as the tournament top scorer, with a total of six goals.
The award was presented to the former Almeria man on behalf of Goal by Goal Thailand. According to the 28-year-old striker, the award will motivate him to continue improving.
"I want to say thank you to Goal.com and all the fans who voted for me. I'm pleased and honored to receive this award. I hope to maintain this standard for the years to come.
"Thanks all ASEAN fans for your support, for all the votes. This award encourages me to become a better player," vowed Teerasil.
Thailand's Teerasil Dangda receiving the Goal AFF 2016 Best Player award