Oscar del Calcio Awards 2011 Winners
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 Walter Mazzarri. While Stephan El Shaarawy was awarded the Best Serie B Player of 2011 following his exploits with Padova.
Meanwhile, Fabio Cannavaro 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: Andrea Barzagli, Mehdi Benatia
Best Foreigner: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Runners up: Edinson Cavani, Samuel Eto’o
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, Nesta (tied withRanocchia), Armero; Hamsik, Boateng, Thiago Motta (tied with Marchisio); Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Di Natale.
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