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WoV Player Of The Year – winners are Earvin Ngapeth and Zhu Ting!

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WoV Player Of The Year contest for the best male and female volleyball player in 2016 is over with French – Chinese win!

Ngapeth & Ting

Ngapeth & Ting

WorldofVolley’s traditional Poll at the end of each year has attracted volleyball fans from all over the world to vote for their favorite Men’s and Women’s players. The 2016 Poll did not have too many twists and turns like some previous editions but battle was fierce, especially in Men’s competition.

Six players started the battle on December 15, and according to your votes, three were eliminated after Round 1, on December 22: Wilfredo León (CUB, Zenit Kazan), Bruno Rezende ‘Bruninho’ (BRA, Azimut Modena) and Sérgio Santos ’Serginho’ (BRA, Sesi-SP). Of the remaining three that went into Final Stage, Earvin Ngapeth (FRA, Azimut Modena) took the lead from the start in front of Matthew Anderson (USA, Zenit Kazan) and Simone Giannelli (ITA, Diatec Trentino), who switched places at one point.

As for Women’s Poll (started on December 16), Lonneke Slöetjes (NED, Vakıfbank İstanbul), Tatyana Kosheleva (RUS, Eczacıbaşı İstanbul) and Rachael Adams (USA, Eczacıbaşı İstanbul) fell off in Round 1. Zhu Ting (CHN, Vakıfbank İstanbul) claimed leadership from the very start of Final Stage. At first, she was closely followed by Tijana Bošković (SRB, Eczacıbaşı İstanbul) but not for long, while Natália Pereira (BRA, Fenerbahçe İstanbul) was third all the time.

THANK YOU ALL FOR VOTING!

FINAL RESULTS OF WoV PLAYER OF THE YEAR POLL

Men (total votes 62,829):

1) Earvin Ngapeth 30,468

2) Simone Giannelli 20,043

3) Matthew Anderson 12,318

Women (total votes 39,382):

1) Zhu Ting 25,482

2) Tijana Bošković 12,870

3) Natália Pereira 1,030


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