It is the third time the defender has won the award, which is decided in an annual poll run by daily newspaper Pravada in co-operation with the Slovak Football Association (SFZ).
Immediately coming off the back of Sunday’s League Cup penalty shoot-out triumph over Cardiff City, the final standings for the award were just as narrow with only three points separating the 27-year-old and Napoli’s Marek Hamsik for the award.
The result, the closest in its 19-year history, brought double-delight for Skrtel.
Speaking at the awards ceremony in Trnava, Skrtel said: "What can I say? Three points is just one vote. I won two trophies in two days. It's fantastic."
Despite being the third time he has claimed the award – 2007, 2008 and now 2011 - Skrtel, who has been capped 52 times by Slovakia, has vowed to continue to improve in the future.
“I still believe my best year is yet to come,” he added.