Vassiljev Named Footballer of the Year ({{commentsTotal}})

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Konstantin Vassiljev has been named the Estonian Footballer of the Year, for the third time in four years, for his two goals that denied the Netherlands a win in Tallinn in September.

The midfielder received 78 points from a panel of 32 journalists and football officials, leaving last year's winner Ragnar Klavan (72 points) in second.

Sergei Pareiko (22 points) and Henrik Ojamaa (15 points) followed.

Getter Laari, goalkeeper of French club Guingamp, won the equivalent award for women's football.

The Coach of the Year title was handed to Marko Kristal, who guided Levadia to the Estonian Championship title, while Levadia's striker Rimo Hunt was voted the Best Player of the Premium Liiga, the top division.

The Footballer of the Year award has been handed out since 1992, when Urmas Hepner picked up the first title.

Mart Poom has six such awards. Raio Piiroja, who won four times straight between 2006 and 2009, has a total of five. Andres Oper and Vassiljev each have three.