According to an article released on the official website of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Quang Hai is one of the most prominent rising stars in Asian football.
He has excelled at international level over the past year and was inspirational in helping Vietnam secure their second AFF Cup which they won in 2018.
“The 22-year-old has a delightful first touch and the ability to see passes others around him don't, while he provides goals and assists from set-pieces with his pinpoint deliveries”, said the website.
AFC added that Quang Hai’s talent would surely light up the AFC Champions League.
Others included in the list are Graziano Pelle of Shandong Luneng, Patric of Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Sivakorn Tiatrakul of Chiangrai United, Yuma Suzuki of Kashima Antlers, Dimitri Petratos of Newcastle Jets, Junior Negrao of Ulsan Hyundai, and Shahrul Saad of Perak FA.