BERLIN, Germany, May 23 – German-born Turkish international Nuri Sahin, who is leaving Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid, has been voted Bundesliga player of the 2010-11 season by his peers, Kicker magazine said Monday.
The 22-year-old midfielder was voted best outfield player with 46.1 percent of the vote, the magazine’s survey of 298 players showed, followed in second place by his Dortmund teammate Mario Goetze with 18.7 percent.
Chilean Arturo Vidal from Bayer Leverkusen was third, followed by Bayern Munich’s Dutch international Arjen Robben and teammate Mario Gomez in fifth.
Schalke’s Manuel Neuer, widely expected to move to Bayern Munich, was voted best goalkeeper with a thumping 70 percent of the vote.
Dortmund’s Juergen Klopp was rewarded for leading his team to their first league title since the 2001/02 season by being voted the Bundesliga’s best coach.