Wolfsburg's attacking midfielder Edin Dzeko has been named Germany's footballer of the year, the magazine Kicker reported on Tuesday.
Dzeko, the second top goalscorer in the Bundesliga with 26 goals, was voted to the title by his fellow players in the league, the magazine said.
The 23-year-old Bosnian international has been with Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg for two years and has recently been the focus of interest from clubs elsewhere in Europe including AC Milan and Arsenal.
Another Brazilian, Diego, who played with Bremen last season before announcing a move last month to Juventus in Italy, was third.
In fourth place was Mario Gomez of Stuttgart, ahead of another Wolsburg player, Zvjezdan Misimovic.
The 264 professionals who took part in the vote also chose Hanover's Robert Enke as best goalkeeper.
The title of best club manager was won by Felix Magath of Wolfsburg.