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Bosnia bows to Barbarez

Published: Friday 12 December 2003, 16.26CET
Hamburger SV striker Sergej Barbarez has been named footballer of the year in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Published: Friday 12 December 2003, 16.26CET

Bosnia bows to Barbarez

Hamburger SV striker Sergej Barbarez has been named footballer of the year in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Hamburger SV striker Sergej Barbarez has been named Bosnia-Herzegovina's Player of the Year for 2003.

Second title
Barbarez won the same award in 2001, and his excellent displays for a Bosnia-Herzegovina side that narrowly missed out on a place in the UEFA EURO 2004™ play-offs have helped him win the prize again.

Reliable performer
The forward has scored four goals in 15 Bundesliga games this season, and he continues to be a fine performer for Hamburg, whom he joined in 2000 after spells with FC Hansa Rostock and BV Borussia Dortmund. He will receive his honour at a ceremony in Sarajevo on 18 December.

Athlete poll
In addition to his footballing skills being recognised, the 32-year-old finished second in a poll for Bosnia-Herzegovina's athlete of the year.

Last updated: 15/12/03 17.02CET

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