2017 best player Quincy Promes


According to a poll of the weekly "Football" a player of Moscow "Spartak" Quincy Promes is recognized  the best player of 2017. The leader of Russian champions scored 419 points. The second place was taken by another “Spartak” player Denis Glushakov (277), the third – the last year's winner - "Krasnodar" forward Fyodor Smolov (254).

279 journalists from leading media and representatives of press offices took part in the poll-2017. Each respondent had to name Russia's top three players of the calendar year - Russians or foreigners performing in Russian clubs, but each of them had to hold at least 10 matches per year (for legionnaires - at least 10 matches in Russian clubs). For the 1st place 3 points were awarded, for the 2nd place - 2 points, for the 3rd place - 1 point. Quincy Promes became the 44th prize winner in the history of the award, and the 6th legionnaire, who was chosen the best Russian football player of the year.

This year, Quincy Promes, as a "Spartak" player became the champion of Russia.

"I’ve chosen “Spartak”, because it is the best and strongest club in Russia. I knew that it had not won the championship for a long time. I wanted to become a part of history with this club, and now we are the champions. I think that many people will remember me. Russia is a great place to grow and become a better player. I worked very hard every year to reach this level. I have been in the team for the fourth year already, and I am recognized as the best player of the year - a fantastic feeling! ", the football player said in the traditional interview of the winner to the weekly" Football ".

For the first time, the weekly "Football" determined the best player of the country in 1964. A “Torpedo” player Valery Voronin was recognised the best that year. A forward Oleg Blokhin became the leader in the number of victories of the poll during the USSR (three times). In the Russian period, five players won the poll twice: Victor Onopko, Yegor Titov, Dmitry Los’kov, Roman Shirokov and Seydou Doumbia.

For the first time in the 21st century, the football player of the Moscow "Spartak" was named the best player of the year by the weekly "Football" poll. The previous before Quincy Promes was Yegor Titov, who became a player of 2000. 165 journalists named in their three best a Dutch legionnaire of red-whites. In total, 42 players were mentioned in the poll. “Spartak”, “CSKA” and “Lokomotiv” are represented by seven players, “Zenit”- by five.

For more detaied informatioin of the Russian journalists voting and for the winner’s interview, you can visit the website ftbl.ru.