Radja Nainggolan is on Monday night Gala of the Italian spelersvakbond (AIC), elected in the Team of the Year of the Serie A. The former Red Devil, saw the price for Player of the Year go to his Argentine ploegmakker at Inter, Mauro Icardi. Dries Mertens, who also was nominated for Team of the Year, fell next to the best eleven.
The 25-year-old Icardi, ended the season 2017-2018 as topschutter in Serie A – along with Ciro Immobile (Lazio) – with 29 hits. It is for the first time since 2011 that the top prize of the evening, not to a player of Juventus. Icardi also won the trophy for the most beautiful goal of the year, in march, on a visit to his ex-club Sampdoria Genoa, where he was that afternoon four times as accurate. Also Mertens was nominated for Goal of the Year, but bite in the sand once again.
The team of the year: Alisson (Roma/Liverpool), Cancelo (Inter/Juve), Chiellini (Juve), Koulibaly (Napoli), Alex Sandro (Juve), Nainggolan (Roma/Inter), Pjanic (Juve), Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Dybala (Juve), Icardi (Inter), Immobile (Lazio).
Juventus, which in the past seven seasons, the champion was in Italy, was honored as the best team of the year. Coach Massimiliano Allegri was for the fourth time in his career Coach of the Year. When the women went to the top prize, to Alia Guagni, a defender of Fiorentina. Gianluca Rocchi was crowned the Best Referee.
Legends Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo, both world champion with Italy in 2006, said football in the past year goodbye and received a Life Time Achievement Award.