In our brand new feature we allow you to vote on who you think should be awarded Goal Malaysia's Best Malaysian Super League (MSL) Player!With the Malaysian Super League (MSL) season coming to an end, we started out our post-season features with the Goal's MSL Awards feature that was published recently. Our team of experts analysed the performance of each and every one of these players before deciding on their name being the most deserving candidate for the award.
But now, we step into a more detailed procedure. Of the six candidates that won separate individual awards, we want YOU to vote on who you think was the best amongst them all! The winner of the MSL Best Player Award will be determined by 50% of your votes & 50% of the votes by Goal Malaysia's expert panel.
The first name on the list is none other than Farizal Marlias. The national goalkeeper was in stupendous form for Selangor throughout the season, as he continuously proved his credentials as perhaps the best shot-stopper within the country. The Red Giants were a solid team defensively, but even they had their moments of desperation. But in those moments, Farizal was extremely pivotal; keeping 11 clean sheets throughout the campaign.
Next on the list is another Selangor player, Shahrom Kalam. Since making the move from Perak during the off-season, Shahrom has developed into an integral player for the Red Giants. More often than not, he was one of the first few names on Mehmet Durakovic's team sheet and rightly so as well. His positional awareness and reading of the game has been stellar, so much so that the Red Giants conceded only 19 goals throughout the season.
Luciano Figueroa of JDT is another name that made an incredible impact within the Super League. His arrival at Johor was shadowed by Pablo Aimar at that point in time, but the former Panathinaikos forward certainly showcased his tremendous ability during the season. He netted 11 goals, and formed an impressive partnership with Jorge Diaz in the second half of the campaign. But beyond that, Lucho was also an exceptional leader on the pitch.
Another catalyst in JDT's triumph was Jorge Diaz; who made a superlative impact on the team since arriving in April. Despite only being part of the team during the second half of the season, Diaz scored eight goals, some of which were in crucial games that ultimately allowed them to edge over Selangor for the league title. He may not have been there for long, but he certainly made the difference as far as Johor league triumph was concerned.
But of course, this list wouldn't be complete without Paulo Rangel, Selangor's prolific forward. 16 goals throughout the season is enough to justify his capabilities. The former Muangthong United striker was perhaps the most important player in Durakovic's set-up, so much so that his absence for two games was sorely felt by Selangor towards the end of the season.
Dilshod Sharofetdinov is perhaps one of the most underrated players within the Super League. He keeps a relatively low-key profile off the pitch, but was monumental for Sime Darby when it comes to business on the field. Though he struggled in the beginning of the season, Dilshod's influence grew as the season progressed, and ended up becoming perhaps their most important player towards the end. Not to forget that he also fired five goals from the midfield throughout the season.
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