Ivorian Doumbia named Russia`s footballer of the year

Moscow: Ivory Coast football striker Seydou Doumbia was named Russia`s Player of the Year here Thursday.

Doumbia, playing for CSKA Moscow, scored 24 goals in 32 matches of the Russian Premier League, which is currently on a winter break. The 23-year-old also collected five goals in the group stage of this year`s UEFA Champions League.

Doumbia got a record 591 points in an annual poll of the country`s football journalists, Xinhua reported.

Dynamo Moscow`s Ukrainian international striker Andrei Voronin finished second in the poll (505 points) with Russian striker Alexander Kerzhakov coming third (129).

IANS

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