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Neuer voted "Footballer of the Year 2010/11"

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Germany keeper Manuel Neuer has been voted Germany’s „Footballer of the Year 2010/11“ for his outstanding performances with his club FC Schalke 04 last season. Neuer, who joined German giants FC Bayern Munich this season, clinched the award with a total of 210 votes ahead of Mario Gomez (190 votes) and Nuri Sahin (142 votes).

„I’m surprised as it’s not common that a goalkeeper wins this award,“ Neuer told German sports magazine KICKER. „It’s a great honour for me. I thought it’s just a joke, when I received the news.“

Neuer is only the sixth goalkeeper to win this prestigious award and he joins the likes of Oliver Kahn and Sepp Maier, who won the award since its introduction in 1960.

Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has been voted „Coach of the Year 2010/11“, while Fatmire Bajramaj received the „Women’s Footballer of the Year 2010/11“ award.

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THE RESULTS

Footballer of the Year 2010/11 – Top 10
1. Manuel Neuer (FC Schalke 04) – 210 Votes
2. Mario Gomez (FC Bayern München) – 190 Votes
3. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) – 142 Votes
4. Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund ) – 101 Votes
5. Mesut Özil (Real Madrid) – 86 Votes
6. Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) – 43 Votes
7. Raul (FC Schalke 04) – 27 Votes
8. André Schürrle (FSV Mainz 05) – 25 Votes
9. Marco Reus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – 22 Votes
10. Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) – 18 Votes

Coach of the Year 2010/11 – Top 10
1. Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund) – 743 Votes
2. Mirko Slomka (Hannover 96) – 52 Votes
3. Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – 38 Votes
4. Thomas Tuchel (FSV Mainz 05) – 30 Votes
5. Dieter Hecking (1. FC Nürnberg) – 19 Votes
6. Jupp Heynckes (Bayer Leverkusen) – 12 Votes
7. Marco Kurz (1. FC Kaiserslautern) – 11 Votes
8. Robin Dutt (SC Freiburg) – 10 Votes
9. Frank Schaefer (1. FC Köln) – 9 Votes
10. Bernd Schröder (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam) – 7 Votes

Women’s Footballer of the Year 2010/11 – Top 10
1. Fatmire Bajramaj (1. FFC Turbine Potsdam) – 223 Votes
2. Inka Grings (FCR 2001 Duisburg) – 88 Votes
2. Birgit Prinz (1. FFC Frankfurt) – 88 Votes
4. Kim Kulig (Hamburger SV) – 87 Votes
5. Alexandra Popp (FCR 2001 Duisburg) – 61 Votes
6. Simone Laudehr (FCR 2001 Duisburg) – 51 Votes
7. Kerstin Garefrekes (1. FFC Frankfurt) – 49 Votes
8. Nadine Angerer (1. FFC Frankfurt) – 43 Votes
9. Conny Pohlers (1. FFC Frankfurt) – 35 Votes
10. Celia Okoyino da Mbabi (SC Bad Neuenahr) – 25 Votes