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Džeko named Bosnia and Herzegovina's finest

Published: Sunday 24 June 2012, 14.54CET
Manchester City FC striker Edin Džeko has been voted Bosnia and Herzegovina's player of the year for a third successive season, finishing ahead of Miralem Pjanić and Senad Lulić.
by Fuad Krvavac
from Sarajevo
Džeko named Bosnia and Herzegovina's finest
Edin Džeko receives his award ©Fedja Krvavac
Published: Sunday 24 June 2012, 14.54CET

Džeko named Bosnia and Herzegovina's finest

Manchester City FC striker Edin Džeko has been voted Bosnia and Herzegovina's player of the year for a third successive season, finishing ahead of Miralem Pjanić and Senad Lulić.

Edin Džeko has been named Bosnia and Herzegovina's player of the year for the third successive season after a positive 2011/12 campaign for club and country.

Džeko scored 14 goals in 30 appearances to help Manchester City FC pick up the English Premier League title, while on the international stage he helped his country through to the UEFA EURO 2012 play-offs – where they lost out to Portugal.

"I must say I am particularly pleased to win the award for the third year in a row," commented the 26-year-old. "I am pleased with my performance this season in which I won the English title with my club, but I am sorry our national team did not manage to go to EURO 2012."

Džeko was declared victorious by a jury of sports journalists, who selected the former VfL Wolfsburg forward ahead of Miralem Pjanić (AS Roma), Senad Lulić (SS Lazio), Vedad Ibišević (VfB Stuttgart) and Sejad Salihović (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim).

Amar Osim, who won the double with FK Željezničar, was named coach of the year.

Last updated: 24/06/12 15.57CET

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