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Gațcan named Moldovan player of the year

Published: Sunday 15 December 2013, 17.35CET
FC Rostov's Alexandru Gațcan has been voted Moldovan player of the year, with Ion Caras, Nicolae Calancea, Miral Samardžić, Alexandru Dedov and Luvannor Henrique also honoured.
by Evgheni Balaniuk
Gațcan named Moldovan player of the year
Alexandru Gațcan in action for Rostov ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 15 December 2013, 17.35CET

Gațcan named Moldovan player of the year

FC Rostov's Alexandru Gațcan has been voted Moldovan player of the year, with Ion Caras, Nicolae Calancea, Miral Samardžić, Alexandru Dedov and Luvannor Henrique also honoured.

FC Rostov midfielder Alexandru Gațcan has been named Moldovan player of the year.

In a poll conducted by the Football Association of Moldova (FMF), Russian Premier League-based Gațcan was awarded the accolade ahead of Alexandru Epureanu and Artur Ioniţă. The 29-year-old, who started his career at FC Unisport-Auto, had subsequent spells with FC Spartak Moskva reserves, FC Spartak Chelyabinsk and FC Rubin Kazan before joining Rostov in 2008. He has scored one goal in 33 appearances for Moldova.

Ion Caras, the man in charge of the national team, won the coach of the year award. Nicolae Calancea of FC Zimbru Chisinau landed the goalkeeper of the year prize, FC Sheriff's Miral Samardžić was named defender of the year, Zimbru's Alexandru Dedov was voted best midfielder, and Sheriff forward Luvannor Henrique claimed the honour of best striker of 2013.

Last updated: 15/12/13 21.00CET

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