Illustrative photo – 2nd round of the expansion of the first football league, title group: Sparta Prague – Slavia Prague, May 13, 2023, Prague. Shooter Ladislav Krejčí Jr. from Sparta rejoices after a goal from the penalty, goalkeeper Ondřej Kolář from Slavia is behind.
Prague – Defensive all-rounder Ladislav Krejčí Jr., his teammate from champion Sparta Prague defender Asger Sörensen, or Brno forward Jakub Řezníček will be the best player of the season ending in the first football league. The shortlist was announced today by the League Football Association (LFA), which organizes the traditional poll. The results will be published on Saturday afternoon before the last round of the superstructure group for the title.
In the past few days, the LFA has already announced the winners of the accompanying polls on individual posts, which were dominated by the Spartans. The best goalkeeper was Matěj Kovář, the defender Sörensen and the midfielder Krejčí jnójri. main category. Last year's winner, defensive all-rounder Tomáš Holeš from Slavia, took fifth place this time.
As captain of Sparta, Krejčí led Sparta to its first title in nine years, which Letenští finally won on Tuesday after a goalless draw in Uherské Hradiště in the penultimate fourth round of the superstructure. Due to injury, the 24-year-old Czech representative played only two rounds in the fall, but he got in top form in the spring.
Even though Krejčí played only 18 games in the league season, he scored 13 goals and is the best scorer in the competition among midfielders. In addition, the defensive all-rounder played a number of matches as a stopper. Krejčí was above all a specialist in penalties, he converted all eight. His penalty kicks at the end of the season were key.
Sörensen also played a significant role in Sparta's championship dominance. The 26-year-old Danish stopper, who joined the club before the season, led his team's defense and scored five goals on top, which makes him the second best defender in terms of goals this league season.
Although Brno fell to last place in the table before Sunday's final round of the season, its top scorer Řezníček is having the season of a lifetime. The experienced striker, who celebrates his 35th birthday today, has scored 19 league goals so far this season and is one step away from the Gunners' triumph. At the same time, he is only two goals short of entering the League Gunners' Club for players with 100 or more hits in the highest competitions.
In the category of coaches, as expected, the Danish coach of Sparta Brian Priske was among the top three. he led his team to the title in his first season at Letná. Besides him, Jindřich Trpišovský from Slavia and Jaroslav Veselý, who with Bohemians 1905 are attacking the premier participation of the “Klangaros” in European cups since the division of the federation, can win.
Other categories will also be announced on Saturday. Sörensen, Mick van Buren, or winger Peter Olayinka will be foreigners of the season. The personality of the league will be either Josef Jindřišek, Tomáš Hübschman, or Marek Matějovský, while the discovery of the season will be Matěj Jurásek, Michal Ševčík, or Vasil Kušej. The best player as voted by the fans will also be announced.