Hungary - Hannover 96 winger has been honoured by his country after being voted the 2013 Hungarian Player of the Year.

Huszti was one of Hannover’s standout players in the 2012/13 season, scoring nine goals and providing 11 assists as the Lower Saxon club finished ninth in the Bundesliga table. This season, the former FC Zenit midfielder has six goals and a further four assists.

Szalai's successor

He follows fellow Hungarian international Adam Szalai of FC Schalke 04, who won the award in 2012 and receives a prestigious ‘Golden Ball’ following the decision made by the country’s sports journalists, broadcasters and writers.

“I’m delighted to have won this award,” said the 30-year-old. “It’s a wonderful confirmation of my performances, and it’s remarkable that a player not in the national team can win this award,” he continued.

The ‘Golden Ball’ award has existed in Hungary since 1998. Other winners to play or have played in the Bundesliga include Gabor Kiraly, now at TSV 1860 Munich, Pal Dardai, formerly of Hertha Berlin, and current FC Ingolstadt midfielder .