Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Neymar Elected Best Player in Annual Brasileirão Awards

The Craque do Brasileirão - the Brazilian championship's annual awards bash - took place last week in Rio, with many of Série A's most famous faces present. Neymar (who else?!) was the major winner on the evening, walking off with the gong for player of the year.

Vasco were well represented among the awards: three players made the team of the year, Dedé won the award for Craque da Galera (fans' player of the season), and Ricardo Gomes and his temporary replacement Cristóvão Borges bagged the prize for best coach. Figueirense foward Wellington Nem also received recognition, winning the Revelação (best emerging talent) award.

The 2011 winners are as follows:

Best player: Neymar (Santos)

Top goalscorer: Borges (Santos) - 23 goals
Craque da galera: Dedé (Vasco)
Revelação: Wellington Nem (Figueirense)

Best coach: Ricardo Gomes/Cristóvão Borges (Vasco)
Best fans: Corinthians
Hall of fame: Rogério Ceni (São Paulo)

Team of the year:


  1. Hey.

    Don't you think Romulo should get a mention at CM? For me, he was the best "volante" of the Brasileirão. Prass was close enough with Jeferson, but in the final games of the botafogo player had a few nightmares.
    Also, Dinho ahead of Montillo and even Thiago Neves? Never.

  2. Hi Danillaco,

    Yeah, I think Rômulo is a decent shout for CM.

    For me, Paulinho was the best by some distance... he was so crucial to Corinthians' success this year.

    The other spot isn't so obvious... Ralf was OK in spells, Rômulo was impressive, and I also thought Renato did well at Botafogo (until the end, at least, haha).

  3. Renato is class, sometimes he was the one that held Botafogo together in CM. Still has a lot in him!