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Goal.com names the top three stand-out performers for the Giallorossi in 2011-12 and then declares the overall winner. Have your say below

The new project to build Roma back into a Serie A contender suffered some serious setbacks this season.

The foundation seemed solid with veteran Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi leading the charge, but the early results were frustrating for the coaches, players and fans alike.

Much was expected with Luis Enrique taking the reins at the Stadio Olimpico, but the former Barcelona B coach did not live up to his lofty expectations. There has not been too much to cheer about for the Giallorossi especially considering that they lost twice to bitter rivals Lazio this term.

However, not everything went by the wayside in the Eternal City this season.

Many of the club's new signings in the summer transfer window impressed on the pitch and will likely only get better in the coming years as they look to help Roma return among the Serie A elite in the next few campaigns.

To do this the Giallorossi must hang on to Fabio Borini, who is one of the club's most exciting prospects at the moment. Pablo Osvaldo is also an integral member of the squad while Totti's influence cannot be discounted as he is the captain of this young squad.

Below, in alphabetical order, are Goal.com's three nominees for Roma’s Player of the Season, based on their club performances in all competitions. We then cast our vote at the bottom before leaving it up to you, the readers, to have your say...

FABIO BORINI | ATTACKER
Competition Games
Goals Assists Booked
Sent off
Serie A 22 9 0 3 0
Coppa Italia 2 1 0 0 0
Europe 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 0
Total 25 10 0 3 0

Purchased from Parma on loan on the last day of the summer transfer window, Borini seemed destined to play a back-up role for the Giallorossi. Instead, Luis Enrique quickly realised he had a talented player at his disposal and gave the youngster a chance to shine.

He appeared in the first game of the season on September 11 coming on for Osvaldo in the 2-1 loss to Cagliari and then scored his maiden goal for the club on October 26 against Genoa. The 21-year-old impressed as the season went on and was considered one of the team's brightest young stars along with Erik Lamela and Bojan Krkic.

On January 23, Roma bought 50 per cent of Borini's rights for 2.3 million and Stefano Okaka. The Italy international's purchase was money well spent as he currently has nine goals in 22 Serie A games.

PABLO OSVALDO | ATTACKER
Competition Games
Goals Assists Booked
Sent off
Serie A 25 11 5 3 2
Coppa Italia 0 0 0 0 0
Europe 0 0 0 0 0
Other 1 0 0 0 0
Total 26 11 5 3 2

Roma raised some eyebrows when they spent 15 million to land Osvaldo from Espanyol on August 25. The striker had failed to impress at Bologna in 2010, but made a name for himself in Spain by averaging a goal every other game and convinced Roma's top brass to splash the cash on him.

The 26-year-old proved his critics wrong by scoring four goals in his first six Serie A matches, earning the nickname 'Simba' from the Giallorossi faithful. His performances caught the eye of Italy coach Cesare Prandelli who called him up for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Serbia and Northern Ireland.

Osvaldo sustained a thigh injury in training at the beginning of January and missed six weeks of action. He wasn't as dominant upon his return but still had a stellar season scoring 11 goals in 25 league appearances.

FRANCESCO TOTTI | ATTACKER
Competition Games
Goals Assists Booked
Sent off
Serie A 24 6 6 6 0
Coppa Italia 2 0 0 1 0
Europe 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Total 26 6 6 7 0

The legendary captain is the symbol of Roma and it looked as if Totti was going to clash with Luis Enrique's personality at the beginning of the season. However, the Spaniard acknowledged the importance of the veteran after the Italian side was dumped out of the Europa League at the play-off stage.

Totti not only offers goals and assists but his charisma is contagious and he transmits confidence to the rest of the team, especially to the newcomers. The veteran did not score as many goals as he usually does but showed that he still has his playmaking skills with six assists.

It took until January 8 for Totti to score his first two goals of the campaign but he soon found his stride after that and netted another double two weeks later against Cesena, which saw him eclipse Gunnar Nordahl's record for most Serie A goals (211) with one club.

WINNER: FABIO BORINI

STAND-OUT PERFORMANCES
Roma-Cesena (h) W 5-1
1 GOAL

Inter (h) W 4-0
2 GOALS

Palermo (a) W 1-0
1 GOAL


Borini has been one of the bright spots in what has been a dreary campaign for the Giallorossi. His positive displays also earned him his maiden call-up to the Italy squad in February.

Borini was Luis Enrique's best signing of the transfer window and the trainer was the only one who believed in the youngster at the start of the campaign. The striker certainly looks to have a bright future at the Stadio Olimpico and could be a mainstay in the squad for years to come.

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