Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ibrahimović recalled for football Oscars

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimović has been named Player of the Year and Foreign Player of the Year at the Italian Players' Association's 2009 Oscar del Calcio, despite leaving FC Internazionale Milano and Serie A for FC Barcelona in the summer.

Inter dominant
It is the second successive year the Sweden striker had picked up both awards after helping Inter to their fourth consecutive title in June. On a night dominated by the Nerazzurri, José Mourinho won the award for leading coach, Júlio César picked up the best goalkeeper gong and Diego Milito the Fans' Award as most popular player. Ibrahimović, who finished the 2008/09 campaign top scorer in Serie A with 25 goals, paid tribute to his former coach. "I miss Mourinho because anybody would miss a coach like him," the 28-year-old said, adding: "He has a great personality and I don't think he has yet forgiven me for joining Barcelona in the summer!"

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