Kashiwa Reysol's Leandro Domingues wins J-League Player of the Year award

The history-making Japanese champions swept the honours at the gala in Yokohama on Monday to cap a stunning 12 months for the club
Newly-crowned Japanese champions Kashiwa Reysol walked away with the lion's share of honours at the J-League awards night in Yokohama on Monday.

Kashiwa's Brazilian midfielder Leandro Domingues took home the big award of the night after being crowned the competition's Most Valuable Player.

Among the other honours taken home by Reysol, who will compete at the Club World Cup starting this Thursday, was Nelsinho Baptista winning best manager, while defender Hiroki Sakai won best young player.

Four Kashiwa players Naoki Kondo, Hiroki Sakai, Jorge Wagner and Leandro Domingues were also named in the 2011 J-League team of the year.

Kashiwa were only promoted to Japan's top flight last season, before becoming J-League champions in their first campaign back up.

Awards list
MVP: Leandro (Kashiwa Reysol)
Golden Boot: Joshua Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus)
Best Young Player: Hiroki Sakai (Kashiwa Reysol)
Manager of the Year: Nelsinho (Kashiwa Reysol)
J2 Most Exciting Player: Yasuyuki Konno (FC Tokyo)

Best XI:
GK - Seigo Narasaki (Nagoya)
DF - Naoya Kondo (Kashiwa), Hiroki Sakai (Kashiwa), Marcus Tulio Tanaka (Nagoya),
MF - Jorge Wagner (Kashiwa), Leandro Domingues (Kashiwa), Jungo Fujimoto (Nagoya), Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), Hiroshi Kiyotake (Cerezo Osaka)
FW - Mike Havenaar (Kofu), Joshua Kennedy (Nagoya)

Award for Meritorious Service as a Player: Naoki Matsuda, Atsuhiro Miura
Fair Play Personal Awards: Ryang Yong-Gi (Vegalta Sendai), Kosuke Ota (Shimizu S-Pulse)
Fair Play Youth Award: Gamba Osaka
Fair Play Award J1: Montedio Yamagata
Fair Play Award J2: FC Tokyo

Best Youth Cultivation: Tokyo Verdy
Best Pitch: NACK5 Stadium, Todoroki Stadium, Nissan Stadium, Nihondaira Stadium

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