6 of the Best Suzuki Cup Players Described as Different Suzuki Cars

14 February 2017 12:44

​We have reached the semi final stage of the 2016 Suzuki Cup, with host nation Myanmar, the story of the tournament so far, taking on favourites Thailand, while Vietnam face Indonesia. 

​​With the AFF Championships being sponsored by global car company Suzuki, here we take a look at some of this year's star as if they were car models...

1. Souey Visal - Suzuki APV 2010

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The APV 2010 caught attention for its unusual box shape, with the car quickly becoming a favourite for large families as a result of its size. However, it lacks speed and its slow acceleration rate is similar to that of the Cambodian defence.

One of those who suffered at the back for Cambodia this tournament was Souey Visal. The 21-year-old was part of a back line that conceded 8 goals in just three games, failing to pick up a single point.

2. Andik Vermansyah -  Suzuki Swift


The Suzuki Swift model is known for its agile body, quick motor and relatively small size, and it is an extremely popular car amongst nearly every audience.

The Indonesian winger shares similar traits, with Vermansyah standing at just 162cm tall. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old is considered one of the brightest talents in the region and has been part of a successful tournament for his side.

3. Teerasil Dangda - Suzuki Escudo


The tournament's top scorer and the star of Thai football is "Mr Dependable" and a giant of the game. Dangda's 3 goals this month have made it 3 out of 3 so far for Thailand and they look strong favourites going into the semi finals.

Likewise, the Suzuki Escudo is always a safe bet when looking for new vehicle. A giant in the car world, the Escudo has also been performing at the highest level for many years.

4. Phil Younghusband - Suzuki Ciaz

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Phil Younghusband is not young anymore, the former Chelsea academy player is now 29 years of age and a veteran of the AFF Championships. Nevertheless, the Philippines skipper has developed into an elegant and mature star.

The striker is reminiscent of a Suzuki Ciaz, whose stylish interior and elegant model is a popular choice for middle aged businessmen. 

5. Le Cong Vinh - Suzuki SX4


Suzuki came up with the ingenious concept of combining the comfort of a sedan with SUV toughness. The result was the SX4 and Cong Vinh may be described as a car that is not too tight, but the general concept is timeless.

Timeless is definitely an adjective that can describe Cong Vinh. The Vietnamese striker has been his nation's best player for around a decade and he has once again led his side to the semi finals.

6. Boaz Solossa - Suzuki Jimny

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Boaz Solossa has been through a lot in his career and at 30-years-old the Indonesian striker seems to be getting better. The man of West Papua origin showed his resilience after a serious injury in 2007 kept him out of football for many months.

The Suzuki Jimny is equally resilient, with the mini Jeep able to perform on a number of different terrains and is another model that seems to get better with age.

Source: 90min