RSC Anderlecht central defender Roland Juhász has been named as Hungary's Player of the Year for 2009 by the Hungarian Football Federation, with Újpest FC's attack-minded Péter Kabát winning the award for the best 1. Liga player.
The 25-year-old Juhász was one of five players to receive a nomination from the MLSZ as part of the traditional end-of-year sports polls co-ordinated since 1964 by the Hungarian News Agency, MTI, with national sporting associations deciding on the winners. Former MTK Budapest player Juhász came top after a great year where he scored twice in nine games for Hungary.
In other categories, Kabát was given the nod as the nation's best locally-based player, while MTK Hungária's Zsanett Jakabfi was named top women's footballer. Zsolt Gyurcsányi (Székelyudvarhely/ACS Odorheiu Secuiesc) won the prize for the leading men's futsal player, with Ildikó Körmöczi (Univerzum NFC) honoured in the women's category. Meanwhile, Hungarian sports journalists gave BV Borussia Dortmund's Tamás Hajnal the local Ballon d'Or for the second season in succession.
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