August 30, 2007 / 5:16 PM / 11 years ago

Kaka named UEFA's European club player of the year

AC Milan's Kaka holds the Champions League trophy after defeating Liverpool in the final soccer match in Athens, May 23, 2007. REUTERS/Phil Noble

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - AC Milan’s Kaka was named European club player of the year by UEFA on Thursday.

The Brazilian also collected the award for best forward during last season’s Champions League.

Chelsea’s Petr Cech was named the best goalkeeper from last season’s tournament. AC Milan’s Paolo Maldini won the best defender award while team mate Clarence Seedorf was judged to be the best midfielder.

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