Seen as the most sought-after football award in the Asian Football Confederation, we at Thomas Lyte are the designers and makers of The AFC Men and Women Player of The Year award and other category awards.
Working with the extraordinary people at the AFC, their designs have come to life in our London workshop. Each award is made up of over 100 component parts which our silversmiths painstakingly assemble by hand. First established in 1984, the annual awards ceremony sets to honour the pinnacle of the continent’s achievements.
The trophy was designed to showcase an open-aired globe centerpiece, symbolising the spirit of the AFC and the world’s passion for football. The glittering open skeleton frame is a representation of the earth, and the focal point of the trophy is its ‘golden sculpture’ ensconced within. This dynamic golden form is the figure of the ‘modern player’ which has become a world-famous icon within football circles.