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Friday, 28 December, 2001, 08:55 GMT
Hyypia grabs top award
Sami Hyypia
Hyypia is the second team-playing sportsman to win
Liverpool's Sami Hyypia has been named Sports Person of the Year in Finland.

The international defender was the unanimous choice of both the Finnish sportswriters and the general public.

Hyypia, who was part of Liverpool's historic treble cup-winning side last season, is only the second person ever to win having played in a team sport.

He was also named in Finland's Team of the Year by the Finnish Football Association and by the nation's sports reporters.

"Sami was an easy winner this year as a result of what he has achieved with Liverpool," Timo Walden, media director for the Finnish national team told the club's official website www.liverpoolfc.tv.

"He is only the second team player in the history of this award to collect the most votes - ironically, his Liverpool team-mate Jari Litmanen was the first."

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