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Benaglio and Doumbia win football awards

Swiss national goalkeeper Diego Benaglio and Young Boys Bern forward Seydou Doumbia have been named the best footballers in Switzerland.

This content was published on August 11, 2009 - 09:42

Benaglio was voted by fans as Credit Suisse Player of the Year – applicable to a member of the national team – and Doumbia, from the Ivory Coast, was considered the best player of the Axpo Super League for 2008/2009.

In other awards on Monday, best goal of the season went to FC Basel's Fabien Frei for a long-range effort against FC Aarau in December.

Trainer of the year was judged by his peers to be FC Zurich's Bernard Challandes, young player of the year went to Valentin Stocker at Basel, female player of the year was Ramona Bachmann, who plays in Sweden, and referee of the year was Massimo Busacca.

Busacca refereed the Uefa Champions League final in May in which Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in Rome.

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