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Alex Crognale Named Legion FC Defensive Player of the Year

October 21, 2020 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Birmingham Legion FC News Release

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham Legion FC announced today that defender Alex Crognale has been named the club's 2020 Defender of the Year.

Crognale, 26, started every match in his first season with Legion FC and led the team in minutes after playing every minute of the season except for the final six minutes in BHM's 4-1 victory vs. the Charlotte Independence on August 29.

He more than doubled the next highest teammate in number of clearances on the year (75), and also led the team in blocks (17), passes (930), aerial duels (52), and aerial duels won (37). The big man also finished third on the team in interceptions this season (16), tied for third in goals (3), put up the fifth-most shots (13), and had the seventh-most tackles (13).

Two more 2020 Team Awards will be announced in the coming days - the Magic City Brigade Fans' Choice Award and Team MVP, as voted by the players.

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