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Gorbunov takes Regions' Cup scoring prize

Privolzhie AMA's Aleksandr Gorbunov has been crowned the leading scorer in the 2009 UEFA Regions' Cup final tournament with four goals, the Russian striker finishing one ahead of Oltenia AMA's Mirel Adrian Sirbu.

Alexandr Gorbunov has finished as the leading scorer at the final tournament
Alexandr Gorbunov has finished as the leading scorer at the final tournament ©Sportsfile

Privolzhie AMA's Aleksandr Gorbunov has been crowned the leading marksman in the 2009 UEFA Regions' Cup final tournament with four goals, the Russian striker finishing one ahead of Oltenia AMA forward Mirel Adrian Sirbu.

Goals galore
Gorbunov struck a hat-trick in Privolzhie's final Group A match against Bratislava AMA, a feat which sent the 22-year-old two clear of a quintet of players before the final, including Castilla y León AMA captain David Durantez and Sirbu. Sirbu's effort in the final against Castilla was his third of the week-long tournament but it was not enough to overhaul the Privolzhie man. Gorbunov is also one of four players to top the overall scoring charts for the whole competition, which includes the Preliminary and Intermediary rounds. His total of four is matched by Castilla's Antonio Ramírez − who opened the scoring in the final − team-mate Ilya Bolshakov and Region I AMA midfielder Ray Whelehan.

2009 UEFA Regions' Cup finals top scorers
PlayerTeamGoals
Aleksandr GorbunovPrivolzhie AMA4
Mirel Adrian Sirbu
Oltenia AMA3
David Durantez
Castilla y León AMA
2
Ilya Egorov
Privolzhie AMA2
Ivan Graf
Centre Zagreb AMA2
Ray WhelehanRegion I AMA
2

2008/09 UEFA Regions' Cup season top scorers
PlayerTeamGoals
Ray Whelehan
Region I AMA
4
Ilya BolshakovPrivolzhie AMA
4
Aleksandr GorbunovPrivolzhie AMA4
Antonio RamírezCastilla y León AMA4
Mirel Adrian Sirbu
Oltenia AMA3
Constantin Alin Văcaru
Oltenia AMA3
Dogan Atabek
Mamara Region AMA3
Ali Baghirov
Avey AMA
3
Ronnie Celeste
Malta AMA
3
Igor Hajduk
Centre Zagreb AMA
3
Dean Kelly
Region I AMA3
Igor Krstić
Eastern Serbia AMA
3
Erik Marko
Bratislava AMA
3
Roman Hlina
Bratislava AMA3