Son Heung-min nabs top spot in FFT's 50 Best Asian Players 2015

South Korean ace Son Heung-min has been named FourFourTwo's Best Player from Asia in our inaugural list in 2015.

The Bayer Leverkusen forward scored 12 goals in 28 Bundesliga appearances in 2014/15, plus a further three goals at the Asian Cup and one at the World Cup.

Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki follows closely behind in second place after also bagging 12 goals for FSV Mainz 05 to become the most prolific Japanese goal-getter in Bundesliga history.

UAE sensation Omar Abdulrahman comes in at No. 5, with the bushy-haired midfield magician impressing at the Asian Cup while Australian veteran Tim Cahill and Swansea City's Ki Sung-yueng round out the quintet.

The Bundesliga are the most well-represented league in the rankings, with nine out of the top 50 based in Germany. China is the next most popular destination, with six players plying their trade in the Chinese Super League.

Former AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou Evergrande and Western Sydney Wanderers are the most well-represented clubs with three players each, while both English League One outfit Swindon Town and German club FSV Mainz 05 contribute two players.

Japan might have had a forgettable year on the international stage, but there was much to cheer about with eleven representatives in total as Okazaki was joined by the likes of Keisuke Honda, Yoshinori Muto, Maya Yoshida and Shinji Kagawa.

Asian champions Australia were not far behind, with their nine selections including Cahill, the Belgian Pro League's top goalkeeper Mat Ryan, Crystal Palace and Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak, as well as rising star Massimo Luongo.

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