Goals, goals and more goals. That’s what the top forwards at the AFF Suzuki Cup have delivered over the years, with ASEAN’s finest finding the back of the net with regularity as they fired their sides to glory. Now it’s your turn to vote for you think has been the best of the lot.

Honourable Mentions

Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto (Indonesia), Indra Putra Mahayuddin (Malaysia), Kiatisuk Sanamuang, Worrawoot Srimika (Thailand), Le Huynh Duc (Vietnam)

1. Noh Alam Shah (Singapore)

No player has scored more AFF Suzuki Cup goals than the tournament's leading scorer, Singapore’s Noh Alam Shah, who has an incredible 17 to his name including a record 10 in the 2007 edition.

The striker’s seven-goal haul in an 11-0 win over Laos, unsurprisingly, is the highest tally in a single game, but he also netted in the semi-final against Malaysia and the final against Thailand.

Alam Shah was also key in Singapore’s 2004 title-winning team, scoring four goals in two semi-final clashes with Myanmar, including a hat-trick in the second leg as the Lions advanced.

2. Teerasil Dangda (Thailand) 

While Thailand’s Kiatisuk Senamuang is arguably the greatest player to grace the tournament, Teerasil Dangda has netted more Suzuki Cup goals than any other Thai player.

Four goals in his debut campaign in 2008 saw Teerasil share the top scorer award, an accolade he won outright in 2012, before he missed his nation’s victorious 2014 campaign.

But Teerasil returned in 2016 to net six times, including a brace in the semi-final and another two in the final as Thailand retained the title and the striker again claimed the top scorer award.

3. Le Cong Vinh (Vietnam)

Hat-tricks against Cambodia and Laos in the 2004 and 2007 editions announced Le Cong Vinh to the region, but it was in 2008 that he truly won the hearts of the Vietnamese public.

Vietnam advanced to what was their second final and, having not scored prior, Cong Vinh grabbed the winner in a 2-1 victory over Thailand in Bangkok to set up a tantalising match in Hanoi.

With Thailand a goal up and the game on a knife edge, Cong Vinh then secured Vietnam’s first ever title with a 94th-minute equaliser as they won 3-2 on aggregate.

4. Safee Sali (Malaysia)

Having netted twice in his debut campaign in 2008, Safee Sali was in inspirational form two years later as Malaysia won their first and, to date, only title.

Safee had not registered until the semi-final but then bagged a brace in the 2-0 first-leg win over Vietnam that proved enough for the Malaysians to progress by the same scoreline.

Two more in a 3-0 win over Indonesia in the first leg of the final put his country in a strong position before his second-leg goal saw Malaysia clinch the title and him the top scorer.


5. Phil Younghusband (Philippines) 

Two years after Vietnam’s title success, Phil Younghusband’s first Suzuki Cup goal came in the Philippines’ shock 2-0 win over the holders as the Azkals advanced to their first semi-finals.

In 2012, he scored in the win over Myanmar as his side again progressed to the last four, before netting his third goal of the competition in a stunning 4-0 victory against Indonesia in 2014.

Three semi-final appearances in a row marked the Philippines' best ever period in the tournament, and the country’s all-time top scorer netted for the fourth successive Suzuki Cup in 2016.

6. Aung Thu (Myanmar)

Only once before (in 2004) had Myanmar qualified for the semi-finals prior to Aung Thu’s arrival in the regional tournament in 2016, but that would change on home soil.

Aung Thu equalised against Vietnam in his tournament debut but Myanmar lost 2-1, before he wrapped up a 3-1 win over Cambodia as the White Angels finished second in their group.

Myanmar eventually exited to Thailand in the last four but, having just turned 22, the Thailand-based forward will return as his country’s main man when the 2018 edition begins in November.

7. Bambang Pamungkas (Indonesia) 

Seven goals in the 2002 group stage was quite the feat but Bambang Pamungkas’s strike in the 1-0 last-four win over Malaysia was even more important as Indonesia advanced to the final.

The Garuda lost to Singapore but the forward won the top scorer award, before he added two more to his tally in 2008 as Indonesia progressed to the semi-finals.

Bambang’s last Suzuki Cup goals came in 2010, when two late penalties saw off Thailand 2-1, before his side eventually made the final. In total, he has 12 goals to his name in the competition.

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