Throughout 2016, FourFourTwo has been digging deep into the rich and colourful history of club football across Southeast Asia. This is the home of all that compelling content and will continue to be updated as the journey continues.
It took Lionel Messi the best part of a decade to knock Paulino Alcantara off his perch as the leading goalscorer in the prestigious history of Barcelona, but it may well be the case that there will never be an ASEAN player who makes such a mark overseas as the Filipino hotshot.
Singapore were handed a relatively easier group at the SEA Games after avoiding Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and defending champions Thailand, all of whom can consider themselves in a Group of Death.
Southeast Asian interest in 2018 World Cup qualifying faded as Thailand sank to the bottom of Group B. Fortunately, there is still plenty going on in the region when it comes to the 2019 Asian Cup. FourFourTwo takes a look at four ASEAN teams and how they may fare in Tuesday’s next round of games.
Ceres Negros have qualified for the AFC Cup ASEAN zonal final after defeating 2015 winners Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) 2-1, with drama unfolding in the final minutes at Pana'ad Park and Stadium on Wednesday.
Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) will take a slim 3-2 lead to Philippines for the AFC Cup Zonal semi-final second leg at the end of May after a close encounter with Ceres Negros in Johor Bahru on Wednesday.