KFA names best footballers for 2012/2013 season
Ahmad Mamun from Kurdistan League Champions, Zeravani FC, was named as the best footballer in the premier league after winning most of the votes
This season's best goalkeepers, footballers, top scorers in Kurdistan Region were chosen in a poll. The results of the poll, organized by Kurdistan Football Association (KFA), were announced on May 28 after the end of the Kurdistan football season.
KFA annually selects best footballers of four leagues of premiership, first division, youths, and juniors.
According to the poll results, Ahmad Mamun from Zeravani FC was named as the best footballer in the premier league after winning most of the votes.
Naming Mamun as best footballer came a weeks after his team won the Kurdistan premier league title. During the season, Mamun played a significant role in achieving the good results his team needed to win the domestic league title, and gave wonderful performances in most of the matches.
Zeravani FC's goalkeeper, Zuher Abduljamal, won the title of Kurdistan's best goalkeeper.
Sherwana FC striker Hunar Ahmad was the season's top scorer with 13 goals in 26 games. Ahmad’s goals were the main reason behind his club taking eighth place in the Kurdistan league. First Division League Aram Muhammad from Newroz FC was named as the best goalkeeper of Kurdistan’s First Division League. Baha’addin Bakir from Halabja FC was chosen as the best footballer, while Shwan Kamal from Darbandikhan FC became the top scorer with 11 goals.
Ahmad Bashar from Erbil FC was selected as the best goalkeeper; Bizhar Habib from Zeravani FC as the best footballer and Bahez Anwar from Erbil FC as the top scorer. Juniors League Abdullah Hamad from Erbil FC became the best goalkeeper; best footballer title was given to Sardar Yaseen from Erbil FC. Sulaimaniyah FC forward, Saman Ahmad, became the top scorer with 10 goals.
Teams from Erbil came out on top, which isn't surprising as it is known as the city of sports. Over the last decade, the city has become the center for the best footballers because of the large number of teams, especially clubs in the Kurdistan premier league. Sports has somewhat overtaken politics as a national passion. Most parents have at least one child who plays football, as they see it as a route to hope, success and happiness.
Selecting best footballers, top scorers, and best keepers takes place annually after the domestic league ends in May. To avoid prejudgments, this year KFF appointed journalists to observe the matches and players' performances.
This picture shows Kurdistan Premier League's best footballer, Ahmad Mamun.