SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 26: Jo of Corinthians celebrates with the trophy after Corinthians win the Brasileirao 2017 after the match against Atletico MG for the Brasileirao Series A 2017 at Arena Corinthians Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jo
Striker Jo wins Brazil’s Player of the Year award
Corinthians striker Jo was named Brazil’s Player of the Year by sportswriters on Monday, a day after ending the season as joint top scorer in the country’s first division.
Jo, who had unhappy spells at Manchester City and Everton, scored 18 goals to tie with Fluminense’s Henrique Dourado.
“We are delighted, we worked hard and we deserved it so this Golden Ball goes to Corinthians fans and my team mates who deserve it as well,” Jo said at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
The Goal of the Season award went to Atletico Mineiro’s Otero for his 50-yard lob against Coritiba.
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