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Škrtel takes Slovakian prize

Published: Monday 4 February 2008, 9.14CET
Three weeks after concluding a dream move from FC Zenit St. Petersburg to Liverpool FC, defender Martin Škrtel has been named Slovakia's Player of the Year.

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Published: Monday 4 February 2008, 9.14CET

Škrtel takes Slovakian prize

Three weeks after concluding a dream move from FC Zenit St. Petersburg to Liverpool FC, defender Martin Škrtel has been named Slovakia's Player of the Year.

Three weeks after concluding a dream move to Liverpool FC, defender Martin Škrtel has been named as Slovakia's Player of the Year.

Russian title
The 23-year-old left FC Zenit St. Petersburg to join his new club but did enough in Russia in 2007 to convince a jury to name him as his nation's premier player, three years after being named as Slovakia's most promising young prospect at the same ceremony. "I am grateful for this award," said the Handlova-born defender. "I had a fantastic year but winning the Russian title with Zenit was more important for me." Škrtel finished as runner-up to 1. FC Nurnberg forward Róbert Vittek last year, and added: "This is my most valuable individual success."

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