For the 2016 best player of Ukraine in age categories U-21 was recognized Viktor Kovalenko from Shakhtar Donetsk, and in U-19 — Victor Tsygankov from Kiev «Dynamo», the «Golden talent».
Kovalenko in his age category won with a big separation from competitors. In the final round of voting, where only the best players on the basis of monthly surveys, the 21-year-old Ukraine midfielder scored 381 points, to which were added 42 of bonus. The result was 423.
Of the 177 respondents, among whom were trainers, experts, journalists, Kovalenko mentioned 146 times, including 104 under No. 1.
Only Shakhtar midfielder scored 71,75% of the possible points. That’s more than Ivan Ordets in 2013 (53,96%) and Ruslan Malinovsky in 2014 (62,09%), but much less than Ivan Petryak in 2015 (93.5 per cent).
In turn, Tsygankov was also recognized among the best by peer almost unanimously. 19-year-old midfielder of the national team of Ukraine scored 441 points. He was named in their threes respondents project Gold Talent — coaches, experts, journalists — in 166 cases out of 177. And 125 times — at No. 1. Just Tsygankov received 83,05% of the possible votes.
For the four-year history of the project Gold Talent is the second indicator for the finalists. More was only Valeriy Luchkevych of the Dnieper river in 2014 (88.79 per cent). In 2016, Viktor Kovalenko from miner received 80,34% in 2013, Eduard Sobol from Shakhtar — 59,67%.
Golden talent — a national award for young Ukrainian players. The winners are determined by the end of the calendar year in two age categories – Under 21 (players who, as of the end of the year executed no more than 21) and Under 19 (players who, as of the end of the year executed no more than 19 years). The annual ranking is based on monthly surveys of coaches, Directors of sports schools, experts, journalists, fans. At the end of the year final voting by which members come with bonus points (for achievements in monthly surveys). In March 2013, was held the first monthly survey.
Recall that the Brazilian midfielder of Shakhtar Donetsk Marlos was named the best player of the Ukrainian championship in 2016. x
The best young players of Ukraine, 2016 steel Kovalenko and Tsygankov 19.01.2017