Berlin (AP) - David Alaba from FC Bayern Munich has been voted Austria's footballer of the year for the seventh time.
The 28-year-old prevailed in the poll carried out by the APA news agency among the twelve Bundesliga coaches with 33 points, clearly ahead of Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig (17) and Dominik Szoboszlai (Red Bull Salzburg / 13).
In the previous year, Erling Haaland, who then moved to Salzburg and then to Borussia Dortmund, won.
Alaba won all five possible titles with Bayern this year, including the triple from the German championship, DFB Cup and Champions League.
«It is a huge honor.
I am very grateful for this award, ”Alaba told the APA.
Alaba's contract with Bayern expires after the season, everything points to farewell after more than ten years.
“I've already said a lot on the subject and don't really want to add anything more to it.
My personal feeling has not changed.
I am happy to be part of this team.
I have a contract until the summer and we have set ourselves high goals as a team, which I want to achieve, ”he said.
“FC Bayern is proud of this player and of what he has achieved for our club in this extraordinary 2020.
David made a major contribution to the fact that we have won five titles, ”said Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.