The winners of the DUFL Golden Ball of the 2020/2021 season were awarded at the Football House

On Tuesday, November 30, the Football House hosted the awarding of the winners of the competition "The best players and coaches of DUFLU season 2020-2021 -" Golden Ball of DUFLU ".

The winners were chosen in 11 nominations: the best players of the defensive and offensive plan in the age categories U-14 (born in 2007), U-15 (born in 2006), U-16 (born in 2005). , U-17 (born in 2004), U-19 (first league), as well as the best coach in children's and youth football. The winners were determined by a group of experts, which, in addition to DUFLU employees, included coaches of the youth national teams of Ukraine, scouts of domestic top clubs and other specialists.

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The opening ceremony was attended by the first vice-president of the UAF Vadym Kostyuchenko and the vice-president of the Children's and Youth Football League of Ukraine Oleksandr Sopko.

Vadym Kostyuchenko greeted the audience on behalf of the President of the UAF, a member of the UEFA Executive Committee Andriy Pavelko and thanked DUFLU, heads and coaches of football academies for their daily hard work for the benefit of children's and youth football.

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"During the first ceremony, in 2017, Georgy Tsitaishvili and Vladislav Supryaga were here, who later scored the decisive goals in the final of the U-20 World Cup in Poland and became world champions. At the time of the second ceremony, Ilya Zabarny, Anatoliy Trubin and Georgy Sudakov, who are now players of the national team and have won the right to be in the eight best teams of Euro 2020, were already standing nearby.

I am sure that future halls of Ukrainian football are also in this hall today. I wish them great success and that each of the guys had their own football victory. Victory in the name of Ukraine, "Vadym Kostyuchenko said before announcing the winners of the nominations.

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"I wish young footballers further development. These are just your first contests, nominations and prizes. Take the example of those of our nominees who have already won the World Cup and played at the European Championships. To not only reach their level, but also to surpass those achievements, "Oleksandr Sopko wished.

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The awarding ceremony was attended by the head coach of the national team of Ukraine Oleksandr Petrakov, players of national and youth teams Ilya Zabarny, Valery Bondar, Oleksandr Syrota and Georgy Sudakov, as well as Ukrainian football stars Oleksandr Zavarov, Oleg Kuznetsov, Volodymyr Yezersky, Vasyl Kardash, Andriy Voro Blacksmith.

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As a result, the winners of the "Golden Balls of DUFLU" were the following performers.

Age category U-14 (footballers born in 2007)

The best player of the defensive plan is Rostislav Chovgalenko (Dynamo Kyiv).

The best player of the attacking plan is Artem Stepanov (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Age category U-15 (footballers born in 2006)

The best player of the defensive plan is Artur Bakay (Shakhtar Donetsk).

The best player of the attacking plan is Ivan Chaban (DAF Dnipro).

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Age category U-16 (footballers born in 2005)

The best player of the defensive plan is Andriy Lomnytsky (UFC Karpaty Lviv).

The best player of the attacking plan is Nikita Dzen (Dynamo Kyiv).

Age category U-17 (footballers born in 2004)

The best player of the defensive plan is Andriy Buleza (Shakhtar Donetsk).

The best player of the attacking plan is Anton Tsarenko (Dynamo Kyiv).

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Age category U-19 (football players 2001-2003)

The best player of the defensive plan is Denis Pochernin (Avangard Kharkiv).

The best player of the attacking plan is Yegor Gunichev (Avangard Kramatorsk).

The best coach

Volodymyr Vilchynskyi (UFC Karpaty Lviv).

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