UAE’s Omar Abdulrahman named Asian football player of 2016

Omar Abdulrahman is the second Emirati to win the trophy in consecutive years. (AFC)

Omar Abdulrahman, one of Asia’s biggest football star, was crowned AFC player of the year in a glittering ceremony in his home country of United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

The left-sided midfielder and winger is the second Emirati to win the trophy in consecutive years and his award was greeted with applause at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

“My main ambition was to win the Champions League trophy,” he said. “The trophy is not only for me but it’s for all my colleagues at Al Ain and the national team.”

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