Malafeev was voted player of the month five times this season: In March, April, May and June 2011, as well as in April 2012. Malafeev played 54 matches for the blue-white-sky blues this season, recording 23 shutouts, and set several new Zenit goalkeeping records.
Second place went to Igor Denisov, who was voted player of the month in September, October, November of last year, as well as in February, 2012. Denisov played 57 matches for Zenit this season (and started all 57 of these games), scored one goal, and made 8 assists.
Third place in the voting was a tie between Alexander Kerzhakov and Tomáš Hubočan. Kerzhakov won fan voting in July and August, 2011, and scored 23 goals in all for the season, taking second place in the Russian Premier League for goals scored. Hubočan was voted player of the month in January and March, 2012. Altogether Hubočan played 43 matches and had 4 assists this season.
In their last vote of the season, for the month of May, Zenit fans chose halfback Andrey Arshavin as player of the month. Second place went to Nicolas Lombaerts, and third place was shared by Viktor Fayzulin and Maxim Kanunnikov.
Zenit football club congratulates the winners with their well-deserved recognition and thanks the fans for their choice!