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Ibrahimović and Schelin take Swedish honours

Published: Monday 10 November 2014, 22.49CET
Zlatan Ibrahimović and Lotta Schelin again dominated Sweden's annual awards on an emotional night following the deaths of Klas Ingesson and Pontus Segerström.
by Sujay Dutt
from Stockholm
Ibrahimović and Schelin take Swedish honours
Zlatan Ibrahimović took the award for the ninth time ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 10 November 2014, 22.49CET

Ibrahimović and Schelin take Swedish honours

Zlatan Ibrahimović and Lotta Schelin again dominated Sweden's annual awards on an emotional night following the deaths of Klas Ingesson and Pontus Segerström.

Record-breaking pair Zlatan Ibrahimović and Lotta Schelin once again took the main prizes in an emotional annual awards ceremony in Sweden.

Paris-Saint Germain striker Ibrahimović was named men's player of the year for the ninth time while Schelin collected her fifth gong. It has been a year when both have set new marks for national-team goals, with Ibrahimović passing Sven Rydell's high of 49 while Schelin moved on to 73 as she helped Sweden reach next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

The awards ceremony was marked by tributes to former Swedish international Klas Ingesson and IF Brommapojkarna captain Pontus Segerström, both recent casualties to cancer.

An emotional Ibrahimović paid tribute to both: "I'm still living my boyhood dream thanks to football. The award is overshadowed by what happened to Klas and Pontus, though. I myself had a brother who passed away some months ago from a similar illness. There is a life outside of football which is much more important. May they rest in peace."

Other awards
Goalkeeper of the year: Andreas Isaksson (Kasımpaşa SK) / Hedvig Lindahl (Kristianstads DFF)
Defender: Andreas Granqvist (FC Krasnodar) / Nilla Fischer (VfL Wolfsburg)
Midfielder: Albin Ekdal (Cagliari Calcio) / Caroline Seger (Tyresö FF/Paris Saint-Germain)
Forward: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain) / Lotta Schelin (Olympique Lyonnais)
Coach: Åge Hareide (Malmö FF) / Rickard Nilsson (KIF Örebro DFF)
Newcomer: Gustav Engvall (IFK Göteborg) / Malin Diaz (Tyresö FF/Eskilstuna)
MVP Allsvenskan/Damallsvenskan: Markus Rosenberg (Malmö FF) / Anja Mittag (FC Rosengård)
Goal: Magnus Eriksson (Malmö FF v FC Salzburg)
Honorary award: Tommy Svensson (Sweden men's coach 1991–97)

Last updated: 11/11/14 10.33CET

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