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AC Milan's Ibrahimovic named Serie A's top player

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MILAN (AP) -- AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been voted the Serie A player of 2011 by his fellow players, and the Azzurri won another award with Massimilliano Allegri winning best coach.

The trophies were handed out Monday at a ceremony and were voted on by more than 5,000 people, made up of footballers, coaches, referees and journalists.

Alongside Ibrahimovic in the team of the year were: Antonio Di Natale, Edinson Cavani, Kevin Prince Boateng, Thiago Motta/Claudio Marchisio (joint winners), Marek Hamsik, Pablo Armero, Andrea Ranocchia/Alessandro Nesta (joint winners), Thiago Silva and Christian Maggio.

England coach Fabio Capello received a special award from a jury of respected journalists. Udinese was voted the club of the year, while Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Cannavaro received career prizes.

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