As the sport develops, a younger generation is coming to the fore. And now, premium sponsor of the Women’s EHF Champions League, bet-at-home.com, has offered the chance to elect the best young player of the season.
Both a professional jury and the fans of the sport were able to give their opinion and influence the result. Votes was only applied for players under 23 years of age, whose team was competing in the top sixteen and who has already played a decisive role in their club.
Fans was asked to look back over the current season and cast their vote in order to decide this year’s best young female player.
After receiving about 4500 of votes, the prize goes to 21 years Anikó Kovacsics from the winner of Champions League, Győri Audi ETO.
Result of the vote:
1. Anikó Kovacsics (Győri Audi ETO KC) 43%
2. Milena Knezevic (Buducnost Podgorica) 28%
3. Thea Mörk (Larvik HK) 16%
4. Luca Szekerczés (FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria) 10%
5. Tamara Mavsar (Krim Ljubljana) 2%
6. Andrea Covic (Podravka) 1%
The award was given to Kovacsics after the CL-final, at the ceremony organized at the City Hall of Győr.
The winner, Anikó Kovacsics is 21 years old, she has already played in her third Champions League final with Győr and she is the member of the Hungarian national team as well.
She plays on playmaker and backplayer positions, but she covers sometimes the leftwing as well.
Timeoutmagazin asked the winner about the CL-final and this award:
” It is an honor to win this prize, and I would like to thank to all the people had given their votes for me.
There were many good players nominated for this prize, which increase the value of this. I think that is a proof that I do the right thing, and the hard work is always giving results.
We are Champion League winners now, so this individually award gave a little bit of extra joy and happiness.”- said Anikó Kovacsics