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Suárez scoops top honour in Belgium

Published: Sunday 13 May 2012, 21.45CET
RSC Anderlecht's 24-year-old forward Matías Suárez has been voted player of the season in the Belgian First League after scoring 12 goals in his club's title-winning campaign.
by Berend Scholten
Suárez scoops top honour in Belgium
Matías Suárez has been in fine form for Anderlecht this season ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 13 May 2012, 21.45CET

Suárez scoops top honour in Belgium

RSC Anderlecht's 24-year-old forward Matías Suárez has been voted player of the season in the Belgian First League after scoring 12 goals in his club's title-winning campaign.

RSC Anderlecht forward Matías Suárez has been named as the 2011/12 Belgian First League player of the season.

The 24-year-old received the annual award on Sunday afternoon after being voted as the division's best performer by his fellow top-flight professionals. Suárez succeeds former Club Brugge KV forward Ivan Perišić, now at Borussia Dortmund, with KRC Genk midfielder Kevin De Bruyne voted second and Anderlecht team-mate Dieudonné Mbokani in third.

"I am very satisfied," said Suárez. "It was a good season, with the championship for Anderlecht and this important trophy for me. I have shown some good things this season, but I'll especially remember the championship for a long time. I cannot say yet if I will still be at Anderlecht next season."

KV Kortrijk's Hein Vanhaezebrouck was elected coach of the season, with Anderlecht’s Silvio Proto singled out as the pick of the division's goalkeepers.

Last updated: 13/05/12 22.59CET

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