Turkey`s Sahin voted Bundesliga player of the season

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 17:51

Berlin: German-born Turkish international Nuri Sahin, who is leaving Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid, has been voted Bundesliga player of the 2010-11 season by his peers, Kicker magazine said on Monday.

The 22-year-old midfielder was voted best outfield player with 46.1 percent of the vote, the magazine`s survey of 298 players showed, followed in second place by his Dortmund teammate Mario Goetze with 18.7 percent.

Chilean Arturo Vidal from Bayer Leverkusen was third, followed by Bayern Munich`s Dutch international Arjen Robben and teammate Mario Gomez in fifth.

Schalke`s Manuel Neuer, widely expected to move to Bayern Munich, was voted best goalkeeper with a thumping 70 percent of the vote.

Dortmund`s Juergen Klopp was rewarded for leading his team to their first league title since the 2001/02 season by being voted the Bundesliga`s best coach.

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First Published: Monday, May 23, 2011 - 17:51

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