It has certainly been an up-and-down year for Asian football and ESPN FC has a go at choosing the 10 best performers of 2014.
10. Boualem Khoukhi (Al Arabi and Qatar)
The Algerian-born star scored six goals to help the men in maroon lift the West Asian Football Federation Championship in January. Ten months later, the 24-year-old scored the winning goal in the final of the Gulf Cup to beat Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.
9. Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls and Australia)
It is a little worrying the former...