On Thursday the Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union published the list of 33 best footballers in the 2021/22 season.
Fabián Balbuena and Arsen Zakharyan became the best players on their positions, Sebastian Szymanski and Daniil Fomin were only outranked by Cristian Noboa on the position of the best right central midfielder, while Guilhermo Varela was voted third best right-back.
The full list of 33 best footballers, who have established themselves throughout the 2021/22 season, is the following:
Goalkeeper: 1. Matvey Safonov (Krasnodar). 2. Igor Akinfeyev (CSKA). 3. Ilya Lantratov (Khimki).
Right-back: 1. Mario Fernandez (CSKA). 2. Aleksey Sutormin (Zenit). 3. Guillermo Varela (Dynamo).
Right centre-back: 1. Fabián Balbuena (Dynamo). 2. Igor Diveyev (CSKA). 3. Maksim Osipenko (Rostov).
Left centre-back: 1. Rodrigao (Sochi). 2. Georgy Dzhikiya (Spartak). 3. Dmitry Chistyakov (Zenit).
Left-back: 1. Douglas Santos (Zenit). Sergey Terekhov (Sochi). Danil Krugovoy (Zenit).
Right winger: 1. Malcom (Zenit). 2. Zelimkhan Bakayev (Spartak). 3. Daler Kuzyayev (Zenit).
Right central midfielder: 1. Christian Noboa (Sochi). 2. Sebastian Szymanski (Dynamo). 3. Daniil Fomin (Dynamo).
Left central midfielder: 1. Claudinho (Zenit). 2. Wilmar Barrios (Zenit). 3. Danil Glebov (Rostov).
Left winger: 1. Arsen Zakharyan (Dynamo). 2. Anton Zinkovsky (Krylia Sovetov). 3 . Dmitry Poloz (Rostov).
Right centre-forward: 1. Gamid Agalarov (Ufa). 2. Rifat Zhemaletdinov (Lokomotiv). Artem Dzyuba (Zenit).
Left centre-forward: 1. Mateo Cassierra (Sochi). 2. Ivan Sergeyev (Zenit). 3. Eric Bicfalvi (Ural).