Doubia named Russia's player of the year

29 December 2011 10:16

Ivory Coast international striker Seydou Doumbia was on Thursday named Russia's player of the year.

The 23-year-old CSKA Moscow marksman collected a record haul of 591 points in an annual poll of the country's football journalists conducted by 'Football' weekly.

Doumbia has scored 24 goals in 32 matches of the Russian Premier League, which is currently on a winter break.

He also netted five goals in the group stage of this year's UEFA Champions League to help the Red Army side into the play-offs.

In February CSKA will clash with Spanish giants Real Madrid for a place in the quarter-finals.

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

Source: AFP