The AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 has drawn to a close after an exciting few weeks of action as Thailand emerged the kings of Southeast Asia by defeating Vietnam 3-2 on aggregate in a tightly-contested final. 

We now look back on the competition and ask you, the fans, to pick your All-Star XI by voting for who you think was the best performer in each position. This time around, we are looking at the back four and we've selected 10 defenders who stood out the most. 

Please review our nominees and then tell us who you think deserves to be named in the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 All-Star XI by clicking on the link at the bottom of the article.

Doan Van Hau (Vietnam)

One of the guiding forces behind Vietnam's run into the final of the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022, Doan Van Hau was not just solid in the defence, but was also a constant threat as Park Hang-seo's side forayed forward. The tournament saw Van Hau score his first-ever international goal after making his Vietnam debut in 2017 and he also accounted for an assist. He is also the only defender in the top 10 for chances created with 10 from seven outings and also making nine key passes.  

Irfan Fandi (Singapore)

A youthful Singapore side might have crashed out in the group stage this time around, but one of the positives from their campaign was the displays of Irfan Fandi who marshalled the defence of the Takayuki Nishigaya side with panache. The 25-year-old made 17 clearances in only three appearances for the Lions at the tournament while also scoring his second international goal -- a towering header against Laos in a 2-0 victory in their second outing of Group B. 

Asnawi Mangkualam (Indonesia)

After taking Indonesia to the final of the 2020 edition, Asnawi Mangkualam continued to have a huge impact on this young Grauda squad that made it as the final four at the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022. Asnawi was a big presence down the right wing for Shin Tae-yong's side being defensively solid and aiding in the attack when necessary. He delivered one assist and four key passes during the campaign while also making 10 clearances and four interceptions. 

Sharul Nazeem (Malaysia)

Making 19 clearances and eight blocks, 23-year-old Sharul Nazeem was a towering presence in Malaysia's central defence partnering Dominic Tan. Many would have given a weakened Malaysia little chance of making the semi-finals prior to the start of the event, but Sharul was one of the many players who stepped up to make it happen for Kim Pan-gon's side. It was a memorable 2022 for Sharul as he made his international debut and will now hope to be a part of the Malaysian roster for their first AFC Asian Cup appearance since 2007. 

Kritsada Kaman (Thailand)

Kritsada Kaman played every single minute of Thailand's championship-winning campaign at AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022. The 23-year-old formed a formidable partnership with Pansa Hemviboon in the central defence that allowed Alexandre Polking's side to play with freedom in attack. The Chonburi FC defender has to his name 18 clearances and nine interceptions in eight matches, while he also attempted 552 passes, the second most in the tournament, with a pass success rate of 91 percent. 

Tes Sambath (Cambodia)

Tes Sambath is proving to be a vital cog in a Cambodian national team that is rapidly on the rise and the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 was further proof for it. The 22-year-old defender made eight clearances, two blocks and three interceptions in four outings for the Angkor Warriors in ASEAN's showpiece tournament. The Visakha FC man also assisted Choun Chanchav for Cambodia's opener in a 5-1 win over Brunei Darussalam in the group stage in Phnom Penh. 

Que Ngoc Hai (Vietnam)

Que Ngoc Hai, the vastly-experienced centre-back, was once again the ever-reliable for Vietnam. While in the defence he made a commendable 16 clearances and five interceptions during the 630 minutes he was on the pitch, the 29-year-old also scored from the penalty spot in Vietnam's 3-0 win over Malaysia in the group stage before providing an exquisite assist for tournament's joint top scorer Nguyen Tien Linh in the first leg of the final in Hanoi. Ngoc Hai also completed 384 passes with a success rate of 85 percent. 

Sasalak Haiprakhon (Thailand)

Sasalak Haiprakhon's marauding runs down the left-hand side was a feature of Alexandre Polking's Thailand side at the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022. With regular left-back Theerathon Bunmathan stepping into the midfield, Sasalak had big shoes to fill in the tournament and did not disappoint. His forward runs ended up with him winning 20 fouls, including two penalties, and making seven key passes during the course of their successful title defence. The Buriram United wing-back also made 10 interceptions in eight outings.

Jordi Amat (Indonesia)

Having played for clubs like Espanyol and Swansea City and represented Spain at various age levels, Jordi Amat finally made his senior international debut with Indonesia in a 2-1 win over Cambodia in the group stage of the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022. The 30-year-old centre-back has proved to be a brilliant addition to this Indonesian side forming the backbone of their defence. Football fans in ASEAN can witness more of this seasoned campaigner in the coming months as he has signed for Johor Darul Ta'zim in Malaysia. 

Suphanan Bureerat (Thailand)

While it was Sasalak Haiprakhon who was creating trouble down the left wing, Thailand's opponents had no respite at the opposite wing either where 29-year-old Suphanan Bureerat was equally a major threat. The Port FC right-back made nine key passes during the tournament, while also showering the opposition area with venomous crosses from the right side -- 30 of them to be precise. On the defensive side, Suphanan made 10 interceptions to keep things tight at the back for the now seven-time champions of ASEAN. 

To vote for which defender you feel should be named in the All-Star XI of the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022, click here: All-Star XI Defender of the Tournament.