The defender of the Moscow club CSKA Mario Fernandez won the “Gentleman of the Year” award. It has been awarded since 1994 for supporting the values of fair play.
The prize is awarded every year by Komsomolskaya Pravda. This time the three nominees included the captain of the Moscow “Spartak” Georgy Dzhikia, Fernandez, as well as the midfielder of “Rostov” Matthias Normann.
Recall that 30-year-old Mario Fernandez has been playing for CSKA since 2012. He was previously a footballer for Brazilian Gremio. He scored three goals and three assists in various tournaments last season.
In 2019, Zenit St. Petersburg defender Yuri Zhirkov became the winner of the award.