Bulgaria Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, a 52-year-old who plays occasionally as a striker for third division club Vitosha Bistritsa, was voted Bulgaria's 2011 Player of the Year.
Borisov collected 44 percent of the votes in the fans' poll, beating out Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov, who received 24 percent.
"It's a protest vote," said Borisov. "It is a signal that Bulgarian soccer needs reforms and a new policy. Organizers should annul the vote."
Bulgaria finished at the bottom of their Euro 2012 qualifying group with just five points from eight games - its worst performance in major tournament qualifying. Bulgaria's domestic clubs fared little better, with none reaching the Champions League or Europa League group stages.