Rubin Kazan attacker Alejandro Dominguez has been crowned as the Russian Premier League's best player of the 2009 campaign. The Argentinian striker scored 16 goals and finished joint-second in the league's scoring chart.
"It is a huge honour for me to be recognised at this high level,"
Domínguez told uefa.com. "This is important for the rest of my career
as the Russian league is a top competition. At the same time I think
every Rubin player deserves this title."
Domínguez and his team-mates had further reason to cheer when they were
selected by the Russian Football Union as the team of 2009, while their
coach Kurban Berdyev was named best coach.
Spartak Moscow striker Welliton finished as the league's highest scorer
with 21 goals while CSKA Moscow shot stopper Igor Akinfeev was named best
CSKA's 18-year-old left-back Georgi Schennikov received the award for best debut season after cementing his place in the side.
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com