AFC secretary-general Windsor John congratulated evergreen star Indra Putra Mahayuddin after scoring his 100th goal in the Malaysian Super League.
The former Malaysia international scored the landmark goal in Kuala Lumpur's 3-2 loss to PKNS on Saturday, becoming the first player to hit the milestone at the same time.
The 37-year-old has played in the top flight of Malaysian football since its inception in 2004, barring one season in the second division with Felda United in 2014.
Speaking to reporters at the World Football Summit Asia, a two-day international football congress held for the first time in the region, the AFC secretary-general took the opportunity to congratulate Indra on the achievement.
"Indra Putra is a good player and we all know that," he said.
"For someone his age, it is already very impressive to play for so long, let alone scoring a goal.
"It is an achievement to score 100 goals in the Malaysian Super League because you can go into a game and play very well but still do not score.
"So, everyone needs to congratulate him [not only for the achievement but also] for having the discipline and desire to continue playing at his age."