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Chhetri voted year’s best

sports Updated: Dec 21, 2011 01:48 IST
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India striker Sunil Chhetri was voted Player of the Year by the All India Football Federation on Tuesday. He was chosen by I-League coaches from a five-player shortlist. He will receive a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a silver plaque.

Performance for India and general conduct on and off the field were the criteria. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/21-12-11-metro22d.jpg

Chhetri scored 13 goals in 17 internationals this year, the highest by an Indian.

“It's the highest recognition for an Indian footballer and I am honoured to receive it for the second time," said the Delhi player.