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Spillerforeningen, the Danish professional footballers’ association, has announced the five candidates for the Danish Player of the Year title. Last week Spillerforeningen had already crowned Dame N’Doye as the Best Player in the Danish Superligaen.

 

William Kvist, Niki Zimling, Christian Eriksen, Andreas Bjelland and Dennis Rommedahl are all nominated for the Best Player Trophy, that will be awarded on the 7th of January 2012.

 

William Kvist has a chance to retain the title that he won last year. The 26-year old midfielder of the Danish national team is currently playing for VfB Stuttgart in Germany after six years at FC Copenhagen.

 

Kvist is facing competition from two experienced players, Dennis Rommedahl (33, Brøndby IF) and Niki Zimling (26, Club Brugge, Belgium), and two youngsters, Andreas Bjelland (23, FC Nordsjælland) and Christian Eriksen (19, Ajax, the Netherlands).

 

Danish footballers in Denmark and abroad will decide who’s the winner of the Danish Player of the Year Award. Previous winners include Brian Laudrup, Peter Schmeichel, Ebbe Sand, Jon Dahl Tomasson and Daniel Agger.

 

Last week, Dame N’Doye received the trophy of Best Player in the Superligaen. The forward of FC Copenhagen was chosen by his peers in the Danish football league SAS.

 

In 2011, N’Doye impressed with his offensive exploits in both the Danish and international competitions. The Senegalese forward produced 24 goals in 38 matches. ‘This was undoubtedly the best year in my career as a professional footballer’, he said.

 

‘it is great to be appreciated by your colleagues. They know who makes a difference on the pitch. That’s why this trophy is such a great honour to me. I owe a big thank you to my team mates, because without them I would not have been able to win this award.’