Ivory Coast's Doumbia is Russia's Player of the Year

Ivory Coast and CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia
Ivory Coast striker Seydou Doumbia has been voted Russia's Player of the Year

Ivory Coast's Seydou Doumbia has been named the Player of the Year in Russia.

The 23-year-old, who plays for CSKA Moscow, collected a record haul of 591 points in a poll of the country's football journalists conducted by a Russian magazine.

Doumbia has scored 24 goals in 32 matches of the Russian Premier League, which is currently on a winter break.

He is likely to be in Ivory Coast's squad for January's Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

He also netted five goals in the group stage of this year's Uefa Champions League to help the Red Army side reach the last 16 of the tournament.

In February CSKA will clash with Spanish giants Real Madrid for a place in the quarter-finals.

Dynamo Moscow's Ukraine striker Andrei Voronin finished second in the poll (505) with Russia's Alexander Kerzhakov third (129).

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