Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo) voted best South American player of the year

The Brazilian, elected with 45% of the vote, is ahead of his teammates Bruno Henrique (22%) and Giorgian De Arrascaeta (11%). Tigers striker Andre Pierre Gignac received a vote.

Despite the double Championship – Copa Libertadores, the coach of Flamengo Jorge Jesus (36%) was not rewarded: he was beaten by the River Plate technician Marcelo Gallardo (58%), who won his second consecutive trophy for best coach of the year. Miguel Angel Ramirezthe coach of Independiente del Valle (Ecuador), winner of the Copa Sudamericana (equivalent to the Europa League), finished third (1.5%), just ahead of the coach of Brazil Titus (1.5%).

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