The Russian forward of the Italian Fiorentina Alexander Kokorin won the Football urn award in the Laughing Stock of the Year nomination. This was reported on the website of the organizers.
The Football urn, or, in other words, the Golden Toilet, is a satirical award established in 1980, which is presented to the worst players in the Italian championship in a calendar year.
The Russian forward won 53.21% of the vote. The second was Juventus Turin midfielder Adrien Rabiot (22.02%), the third was Salernitana’s forward Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwu (9.17%).
The website of the organizers of the award notes that the transfer of the Russian was the most disastrous in 2021.
“Of the 48 nominated players, special attention was given to Kokorin from Fiorentina. The footballer, who is always called talented, did not reveal himself, giving the Fiorentina fans only disappointment, “- describe the career of the Russian striker on the website Calciobidoni, which has been presenting satirical awards since 2009.
“Kokorin won a fair victory in this nomination. Deservedly. A few minutes played, a few touches of the ball. But at least somehow noted. I didn’t know there was such a reward. Thanks to Kokorin, I found out. Thanks to him!” – the former footballer of the Russian national team Alexander Mostovoy commented on the Kokorin award , whose words are reported by the Championship.
“This is also a victory! He is the Fiorentina legend and the man who has won another prize. I think this toilet will take its place among Alexander’s other great trophies. He will walk by and remember what good days he had at Fiorentina, as well as check his large account in the Internet bank. Kokorin is great! It wins where it can, “SE quotes the words of sports commentator Dmitry Guberniev .
Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey (23.58%) won the main Golden Ballot box nomination. The second place was taken by the forward of the Roman “Lazio” Vedat Muriki (22.54%), the third – another midfielder of the Turin club Arthur Melo (15.75%). More than 11 thousand fans took part in the voting.
Last year, Brazilian midfielder “Old Lady” Douglas Costa won this nomination . Danish midfielder Inter, Christian Eriksen, won the Golden Ballot Box in 2020 .
It should be noted that the Italian footballers are not chosen in the voting – this is the initiative of the parent website, taken against the backdrop of inflation and transfer failures.
Kokorin, 30, joined the Italian club in January 2021 from Spartak Moscow. This season, the striker has played five matches for Fiorentina without scoring any effective action. For all the time at the club, he spent nine matches, still never having noted effective actions and having missed most of the games due to injuries. In addition to Spartak and Fiorentina, Kokorin previously represented Dynamo Moscow, Anji Makhachkala, Zenit St. Petersburg and Sochi.