English football team Reading's forward George Puscas (23 years old), was named player of the year 2019 during the Romanian Football Gala that took place on Monday evening during the Bucharest Fashion Week.
The title of coach of the year was bestowed on Razvan Lucescu, for managing PAOK Salonic during their cup and championship win, as well as for recently winning the AFC Champions League with Al-Hilal Riyadh, the trophy being picked up by his father, manager Mircea Lucescu.
The team leader of the year title was bestowed on Marian Copilu, chairman of the domestic champions, CFR Cluj, while the title of best referee in 2019 was given to Ovidiu Hategan.
Other titles granted during 21st edition of the Romanian Football Gala:
Goalkeeper of the year 2019: Ionut Andrei Radu
Defender of the year 2019: Cristian Manea
Midfielder of the year 2019: Ciprian Deac
Forward of the year 2019: George Puscas
Footballer with most impressive rise in 2019: Denis Ciobotariu
Best young player of 2019: Valentin Mihaila
Best foreign player of 2019: Billel Omrani
Year's top performance in football: Romania's National U21 team and its manager Mirel Radoi
Top goalscorer: Claudiu Keseru
Best futsal player: Felipe Oliveira
Best woman football player: Teodora Meluta
Excellence in refereeing award: George Ionescu
Excellence award for entire activity: Ioan Andone
Excellence award for entire activity: Ion Vladoiu
Special award for sporting career: Marian Dragulescu.