Published On: Tue, Jan 24th, 2012

Oscar del Calcio Awards 2011 Winners

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Serie A’s annual Oscar del Calcio awards were held on Monday evening in Milan with the current Scudetto holders the big winners on the night.

With Italy’s player of the year awards now in their fifteenth year it was AC Milan who scooped five awards with Zlatan Ibrahimovic earning Best Foreign Player and then Best Player, a category that is decided between the winners of Best Italian and Best Foreigner.

Massimiliano Allegri was named Best Coach ahead of Francesco Guidolin and . While Stephan El Shaarawy was awarded the Best Serie B Player of 2011 following his exploits with Padova.

Meanwhile, Fabio  and Alessandro Del Piero received lifetime achievement awards, and Fabio Capello was presented with a special Critics Award.

Oscar del Calcio full winners list

Best Coach: Massimiliano Allegri - Runners up: Francesco Guidolin, Walter Mazzarri

Best Goalkeeper: Samir Handanovic - Runners up: Christian Abbiati, Morgan De Sanctis

Best Defender: Thiago Silva - Runners up: , Mehdi Benatia

Best Foreigner: Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Runners up: Edinson , Samuel Eto’o

Best Italian:  Antonio Di Natale –  Runners up: , Andrea Pirlo

Best Player: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Best Referee: Nicola Rizzoli - Runners up: Paolo Tagliavento, Paolo Valeri

Best Club: Udinese

Most Points: Milan (80)

Highest Goalscorer: Edinson Cavani (28)

Team of the Year: Handanovic; Maggio, Thiago Silva,  (tied withRanocchia), ; Hamsik, ,  (tied with Marchisio); Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Di Natale.

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- Editor of Forza Italian Football. Appeared on BBC Radio 5Live and Scottish Television. Have contributed to a number of other outlets including SerieAWeekly.com, Soccerlens and Goal.com. Based near Genoa in Italy, I cover Serie A matches live and uninterrupted, whilst also presenting the Italian Football FanCast. I have the pleasure of the some Italian football stadium most weekends. If you want to get in touch email me - ForzaItalianFootball@snack-media.com or @DovSchiavone on Twitter.

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