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Tomas Soucek named Czech player of the year

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Combative West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek has been named Czech Footballer of Year for the second year in a row, as per Radio Prague

As voted for by journalists from the nation, Soucek pipped his Irons teammate Vladimir Coufal to the award with Vladimír Darida of Hertha Berlin in third.

The 26-year-old has been a revelation since arriving from Slavia Prague, initially on loan before making his move permanent ahead of the start of this season.

Curently leading the way in the Hammers’ goal scoring charts with nine strikes, Soucek has come up with a number of crucial match-winning moments to supplement his normal defensive work.

The midfielder is currently away on international duty, looking to earn his 31st cap for his country.

Full-back Coufal was added to the Irons ranks in October and has proven to be another astute piece of business, helping David Moyes’ side to an unlikely European push.

Richly deserved recognition for both men who have enjoyed superb starts to life in east London.

As things stand there’s a strong chance Soucek in particular could be earning more awards before the season is out with a Hammer of the Year award to be decided upon.

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