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Vučinić tops Montenegro player poll

Published: Friday 24 December 2010, 22.30CET
AS Roma striker Mirko Vučinić has been voted Montenegrin player of the year for the fourth time while FK Budućnost Podgorica's Ivan Vuković was honoured for his domestic displays.
by Aleksandar Radović
from Podgorica
Vučinić tops Montenegro player poll
Mirko Vučinić celebrates his winner against Switzerland ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 24 December 2010, 22.30CET

Vučinić tops Montenegro player poll

AS Roma striker Mirko Vučinić has been voted Montenegrin player of the year for the fourth time while FK Budućnost Podgorica's Ivan Vuković was honoured for his domestic displays.

AS Roma striker Mirko Vučinić was voted Montenegrin player of the year for the fourth time.

Vučinić, previously first in 2006, 2007 and 2008, won 112 points in a poll involving the coaches and captains of the country's 12 top-flight.clubs. The 27-year-old forward scored the winners in Montenegro's 1-0 UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying defeats of Wales and Switzerland, helping his nation to hold first place in Group G with ten points from four games.

FK Budućnost Podgorica forward Ivan Vuković topped the poll as the best domestic player for the second straight year; having struck 20 goals last season he has already registered 12 this term. "I feel very proud to be confirmed as the best player in Montenegro," the 23-year-old said. "I hope next year it will be someone else, as my wish is to go abroad and to prove my qualities in a stronger league."

Nebojša Vignjević was named as best coach for leading FK Rudar Pljevlja to the domestic double. "Four years ago I came from Serbia and now, after I have received this award, I can say that it was a great decision," Vignjević said.

The Football Association of Montenegro (FSCG) also gave special awards to three talented teenage players: 19-year old FK Partizan defender Stefan Savić, FK Budućnost Podgorica forward Stefan Mugoša, 18, and FK Lovćen midfielder Andrija Kaludjerović, 17.

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