Toni Kroos wins Germany Player of the Year honors
Toni Kroos has been awarded the title of Germany Player of the Year for 2014.
Both goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Miroslav Klose were also in contention for the honors, but German fan club “Nationalmannschaft” decided to elect Kroos as the main man.
Current Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has claimed the award in the past three years before the 25-year-old Real Madrid footballer claimed the title with 40.6 percent of the vote, roughly 1.9 percent greater than the runner-up Klose.
Ballon d’Or finalist Neuer was unable to gain a great deal of votes surprisingly, finishing with only 6.6 percent of the total vote count. However, it’s really been the goalkeeper’s performances during his 2014 club tenure (not necessarily international) that’s captured the footballing world’s attention with respect to the association football accolade.
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Kroos managed to capture the domestic double with Bayern Munich and was a significant piece in Germany’s 2014 World Cup journey, most notably during his country’s 7-1 route of Brazil in the semifinal.
To date, Kroos has tallied nine goals in 57 appearances on his international side. This season at new club Real Madrid, he has totaled seven assists, good for second in the La Liga, and also has the best pass completion rate in the Spanish league.