Russian Football Union awards Russia`s best
The Russian Football Union has tallied the results of the Premier League season, and has named the winners of the season`s major football awards in sixteen categories. Zenit won in six of these categories.

The awards ceremony was held in Moscow on May 26th. Zenit players won in six nominations. Vyacheslav Malafeev was named “Best Goalkeeper of the Russian Premier League. Roman Shirokov was named “Most Valuable Player” for the season. Nicolas Lombaerts received the “Best Foreign Player” award.

Zenit halfback Igor Denisov won “Player of the Year”, and Luciano Spalletti was named the “Best Coach”. Finally, Zenit was named the “Team of the Year” in Russia in 2011/2012.