After providing the Southeast Asian football fans with weeks of thrilling action, the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 has come to a conclusion with Thailand defending their title with a 3-2 aggregate win over Vietnam in a tightly-contested final. 

Now it's time for us to 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 midfield, the engine room of any team, and we've selected 10 midfielders 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.

Theerathon Bunmathan (Thailand)

You couldn't tell from watching Theerathon Bunmathan at the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 that he was playing in a position that was not his first preference. Yet the Thailand skipper was undoubtedly one of the War Elephants' best performers as they won their seventh ASEAN title. The 32-year-old recorded a tournament high six assists from midfield and scored the only goal of the final second leg as Thailand lifted the title in Bangkok. Theerathon also made the most passes (697), most crosses (65) and created the most chances (30) during a truly memorable campaign. 

Nguyen Hoang Duc (Vietnam)

Nguyen Hoang Duc was a powerhouse in Vietnam's midfield as they reached the final of the AFF Championship for the second time in three editions. The Viettel midfielder was also arguably the Golden Star Warriors' best player in the final second leg that they ultimately lost to Thailand. In six starts, Hoang Duc added two assists and a goal to his name and made five clearances and seven interceptions as he shielded the Vietnamese backline. He also completed 366 passes during the tournament with a success rate of 88 percent. 

Stephan Schrock (Philippines)

Stephan Schrock's international career came to an end as the Philippines exited the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 in the group stage, but the 36-year-old's influence was evident on the field even in his final game as the tournament's oldest outfield player provided an inch-perfect cross for Sebastian Rasmussen to score in a 2-1 defeat to Indonesia. Schrock was everywhere on the field for the Azkals and remains a role model for youngsters on and off the field as his national team try to transition to a new generation of stars.

Marselino Ferdinan (Indonesia)

Indonesia's push for their first-ever AFF Championship ended in the semi-finals, but Marselino Ferdinan has shown the future is bright for the Garuda. The 18-year-old midfielder, who plays for Persebaya Surabaya, scored in the Shin Tae-yong side's 2-1 win over the Philippines in their final group fixture, and also provided an assist during the tournament. 2022 was a fruitful year for Marselino who became Indonesia's second youngest international debutante and their youngest-ever scorer with a strike against Nepal, and he looks all set to take that form into the new year. 

Sarach Yooyen (Thailand) 

Sarach Yooyen started all eight of Thailand's game as he won his fourth AFF Championship winner's medal. The 30-year-old scored twice, including in the first leg of the final against Vietnam, while also recording an assist. The BG Pathum United midfielder made nine key passes and had a pass success rate of 90 percent as he completed 407 of his 455 attempted passes. After winning the tournament in 2014, 2016, 2020 and now 2022, Sarach seems to have plenty left in his tank to hunt for more international glory in the coming years.

Brendan Gan (Malaysia)

Brendan Gan continues to inspire on and off the pitch as he played a pivotal role in guiding Malaysia to the semi-finals of the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022, only a year and a half after revealing a cancer diagnosis. Gan was the destructor-in-chief in Malaysia's midfield as the Harimau Malaya pipped Singapore to progress to the last four as Group B runners-up. The 34-year-old made 15 clearances and five interceptions in six appearances for Kim Pan-gon's side and provided two key passes.  

Yakob Sayuri (Indonesia)

Yakob Sayuri donned a number of hats for Indonesia during the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022. Shin Tae-yong played him in the centre and right side of the midfield and in games he did not start, he came off the bench to turn things around for the Garuda. The 25-year-old score his first international goal and assisted both Ramadhan Sananta and Marc Klok in Indonesia's 7-0 win over Brunei Darussalam. The PSM Makassar man also provided two key passes in what was an impressive campaign for the 25-year-old. 

Nguyen Quang Hai (Vietnam)

Nguyen Quang Hai, the poster boy of Vietnamese football, was not at his peak during the AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022 as he was curtailed by a nagging injury. But the diminutive attacker was still one of Vietnam's best performers. Making five starts, Quang Hai had an assist, seven key passes and drew 12 fouls during the tournament. The 25-year-old also went close to scoring on a few occasions, but even without his trademark goals, he still continued to be influential as ever when he is on the field for Park Hang-seo's side. 

Ekanit Panya (Thailand)

Ekanit Panya was a live wire in Thailand's midfield creating 12 chances -- only his teammates Theerathon Bunmathan and Teerasil Dangda had more in the tournament. The Muangthong United star also drew nine fouls and won a penalty for the eventual champions. Ekanit also attempted an incredible 18 shots with six of them on target while he also made 11 key passes and accounted for an assist. The 23-year-old also had a pass success rate of 91 percent as he lifted his first AFF Championship title. 

Stuart Wilkin (Malaysia) 

Playing his first major tournament in the Harimau Malaya colours, Stuart Wilkin proved to be a great addition to Kim Pan-gon's side. The 24-year-old scored his first AFF Championship goal to wrap up a 5-0 win for Malaysia over Laos. He then scored with two brilliant strikes in a crucial 4-1 win over Singapore that sent them through to the semi-finals. Wilkin's fledgling international career has seen him four goals in eight matches already and the Malaysian supporters can expect to see more from him in the years to come. 

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 Midfielder of the Tournament.