Bhutia NFL player of the year

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Bhaichung Bhutia has been adjudged the Best Player of the 10th ONGC National Football League.

Mumbai:

Despite being pipped by Dempo's Ranty Martins in the NFL goal scoring charts, Bhaichung Bhutia has been adjudged the Best Player of the 10th ONGC National Football League. The coaches and captains of the NFL teams had voted Bhutia as the best player, All India Football Federation president Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi said. Bhutia, who scored 12 goals for East Bengal in the NFL campaign, also got the best forward award. JCT Mills, Phagwara, won the Fairplay award for receiving the lowest number of cards (8) in the 81-match championship. Mahindra United won this year's NFL. This is the first time that the Mumbai team has won the championship. Other winners: Best Goalkeeper: Sandip Nandy (Mahindra United). Jarnail Singh award for Best Defender: Mahesh Gawli (MU). Best Midfielder: Shanmugam Ventatesh (MU). Top goal scorer: Ranty Martins (Dempo) - 14. Club scoring highest goals: Dempo (29). First hat-trick scorer: Ranty Martins (Dempo). (PTI)

Topics : Football
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