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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Smertin Voted Best

MOSCOW -- Lokomotiv Moscow's Alexei Smertin has been voted Russia's soccer player of the year.

Smertin, 24, is the first Lokomotiv player to win the award after leading his side to second place in the Russian championship. The midfielder got 410 votes in a poll of 221 journalists.