Tymoshchuk Pips Sheva To Ukraine Gong

KIEV, Ukraine -- Andriy Shevchenko has lost out to Shakhtar Donetsk captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk for the Ukrainian player of the year award.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

Last year's winner Shevchenko did come second, however, 12 votes ahead of former Dynamo Kiev team-mate Sergiy Rebrov.

The award is voted for by pundits, journalists and supporters groups, and each representative names a top three, the results of which are published in Ukrainian Football magazine.

This year 44 experts, 100 journalists and 100 supporters took part in the referendum.

Tymoshchuk registered 379 votes and wins the award for the second time in his career, the first having been in 2002.

Chelsea'a summer signing Shevchenko (239) has failed to set Stamford Bridge alight since his multi-million pound arrival from Milan, while Rebrov has come back from the footballing graveyard after his career stalled following leaving Kiev for Spurs in 2000.

Source: Eurosport