Dzeko crowned Germany’s player of the year  

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko has been named Germany’s footballer of the year according to Kicker magazine. The towering attacker has been in amazing form this term notching 26 goals in 29 appearances helping his side Wolfsburg to their first ever Bundesliga title. With his star rising across Europe, 23-year-old Dzeko has found himself the subject of intense speculation with initially Arsenal and then Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus all thought to be monitoring his situation.

Fellow Wolfsburg player, the Brazilian, Grafite, came second in the professional poll. Grafite was top-scorer in the Bundesliga this season with 28 goals.

Another Brazilian, Diego, who played with Bremen last season before announcing a move last month to Juventus in Italy, was third.

In fourth place was Mario Gomez of Stuttgart, ahead of another Wolsburg player, Zvjezdan Misimovic.

The 264 professionals who took part in the vote also chose Hanover's Robert Enke as best goalkeeper.

The title of best club manager was won by Felix Magath of Wolfsburg.


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