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The PFA Footballer of the Year Awards (or the Professional Football Association Footballer of the Year Awards) is an annual award ceremony created to formally recognise the most outstanding Australian footballers playing abroad or in the A-League, as well as foreign players playing in the A-League. The inaugural ceremony took place on 11 June 2009 in Sydney.

Alex Tobin OAM MedalEdit

The Alex Tobin OAM Medal is selected by the PFA Executive to a current or former player who demonstrates four outstanding attributes: leadership, achievement as a player, commitment to one's fellow professionals, and service and dedication to the game.[1] The medal is named after the PFA's longest-serving president, Alex Tobin. OAM stands for Medal of the Order of Australia.[2]

Year Player Ref
2008 Joe Marston & Johnny Warren [3]
2009 Craig Johnston [4]
2011 Mark Viduka [5]
2012 Frank Farina [6]
2014 Mark Schwarzer [7]
2016 Harry Kewell [8]
2017 Cheryl Salisbury [9]
2018 Paul Okon [10]

Men's Footballer of the Year AwardEdit

The Men's Footballer of the Year Award is awarded to Australia's best professional player playing overseas or in the A-League. Performances for national teams are also taken into account. The votes are cast monthly by all current male players who are PFA members. A final group of nominees is announced at the end of the season, the player with the highest number of votes becoming the eventual winner.

Year Player Club Ref
2009 Tim Cahill   Everton [11]
2010 Mark Schwarzer   Fulham [12]
2011 Matt McKay   Brisbane Roar
  Rangers
[13]
2012 Brett Holman   AZ [14]
2013 Robbie Kruse   Fortuna Düsseldorf [15]
2014 Mile Jedinak   Crystal Palace [16]
2015 Mathew Ryan   Club Brugge [17]
2016 Aaron Mooy   Melbourne City
  Manchester City
  Huddersfield Town
[18]
2017 Aaron Mooy   Huddersfield Town [19]
2018 Aaron Mooy   Huddersfield Town [10]
2019 Mathew Ryan   Brighton & Hove Albion [20]

Women's Footballer of the Year AwardEdit

Harry Kewell MedalEdit

The Harry Kewell Medal is awarded to Australia's best male professional Under-23 player playing overseas or player of any nationality playing in the A-League. Performances for national teams are also taken into account. The votes are cast monthly by all current male players who are PFA members. A final group of nominees is announced at the end of the season, the player with the highest number of votes becoming the eventual winner. The medal is named after one of Australia's most famous and successful players, Harry Kewell.[21]

Year Player Club Ref
2009 Nikita Rukavytsya   Perth Glory [11]
2010 Mitch Langerak   Melbourne Victory [12]
2011 Robbie Kruse   Melbourne Victory [13]
2012 Mathew Ryan   Central Coast Mariners [16]
2013 Marco Rojas   Melbourne Victory [15]
2014 Mathew Ryan   Club Brugge [16]
2015 Mathew Ryan   Club Brugge [17]
2016 Jamie Maclaren   Brisbane Roar [18]
2017 Alex Gersbach   Rosenborg [19]
2018 Daniel Arzani   Melbourne City [10]
2019 Chris Ikonomidis   Perth Glory [20]

Young Women's Footballer of the Year AwardEdit

PFA Community MedalEdit

A-League Team of the SeasonEdit

The A-League Team of the Season is awarded to the league's best players selected in a 4-3-3 formation with the best coach also selected. The team is selected by the PFA Awards Committee, a group of former Socceroos, football analysts and journalists.

2008–09Edit

GK   Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United
RB   Tarek Elrich Newcastle Jets
CB   Craig Moore Brisbane Roar
CB   Sasa Ognenovski Adelaide United
LB   Scott Jamieson Adelaide United
DM   Mile Jedinak Central Coast Mariners
AM   Travis Dodd Adelaide United
AM   Charlie Miller Brisbane Roar
RW   Shane Smeltz Wellington Phoenix
LW   Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory
FW   Eugene Dadi Perth Glory

Substitutes:

GK   Michael Theoklitos Melbourne Victory
CB   Kevin Muscat Melbourne Victory
DM   Paul Reid Adelaide United
CM   Billy Celeski Melbourne Victory
FW   Nikita Rukavytsya Perth Glory

Manager:   Aurelio Vidmar, Adelaide United

Referee:   Strebre Delovski

2009–10Edit

GK   Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United
RB   Matthew Kemp Melbourne Victory
CB   Simon Colosimo Sydney FC
CB   Kevin Muscat Melbourne Victory
LB   Dean Heffernan Central Coast Mariners
CM   Jason Culina Gold Coast United
CM   Matt Thompson Newcastle Jets
AM   Carlos Hernández Melbourne Victory
RW   Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory
LW   Alex Brosque Sydney FC
FW   Shane Smeltz Gold Coast United

Substitutes:

GK   Danny Vukovic Central Coast Mariners
CB   Nikolai Topor-Stanley Newcastle Jets
LW   Tommy Oar Brisbane Roar
AM   Steve Corica Sydney FC
RW   Paul Ifill Wellington Phoenix

Manager:   Vitezslav Lavicka, Sydney FC

Referee:   Strebre Delovski

2010–11Edit

GK   Michael Theoklitos Brisbane Roar
RB   Ivan Franjic Brisbane Roar
CB   Matt Smith Brisbane Roar
CB   Luke DeVere Brisbane Roar
LB   Cássio Adelaide United
AM   Marcos Flores Adelaide United
CM   Matt McKay (captain) Brisbane Roar
AM   Thomas Broich Brisbane Roar
RW   Kosta Barbarouses Brisbane Roar
LW   Robbie Kruse Melbourne Victory
FW   Sergio van Dijk Adelaide United

Substitutes:

GK   Glen Moss Gold Coast United
LB   Joshua Rose Central Coast Mariners
CM   Kasey Wehrman Newcastle Jets
AM   Carlos Hernández Melbourne Victory
FW   Jean Carlos Solórzano Brisbane Roar

Manager:   Ange Postecoglou, Brisbane Roar

Referee:   Gerard Parsons

2011–12Edit

GK   Mathew Ryan Central Coast Mariners
RB   Michael Marrone Melbourne Heart
CB   Patrick Zwaanswijk Central Coast Mariners
LB   Joshua Rose Central Coast Mariners
CM   Fred Melbourne Heart
CM   Mitch Nichols Brisbane Roar
AM   Thomas Broich Brisbane Roar
AM   Aziz Behich Melbourne Heart
RW   Paul Ifill Wellington Phoenix
LW   Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory
FW   Besart Berisha Brisbane Roar

Substitutes:

GK   Clint Bolton Melbourne Heart
CD   Andrew Durante Wellington Phoenix
CM   Nicky Carle Sydney FC
AM   Carlos Hernández Melbourne Victory
FW   Harry Kewell Melbourne Victory

Manager:   Graham Arnold, Central Coast Mariners

Referee:   Strebre Delovski

2012–13Edit

GK   Ante Covic Western Sydney Wanderers
RB   Jérome Polenz Western Sydney Wanderers
CB   Trent Sainsbury Central Coast Mariners
CB   Nikolai Topor-Stanley Western Sydney Wanderers
LB   Adama Traore Melbourne Victory
CM   Mark Milligan Melbourne Victory
AM   Shinji Ono Western Sydney Wanderers
AM   Michael McGlinchey Central Coast Mariners
RW   Jeremy Brockie Wellington Phoenix
LW   Marco Rojas Melbourne Victory
FW   Alessandro Del Piero Sydney FC

Substitutes:

GK   Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United
CB   Michael Thwaite Perth Glory
AM   Marcelo Carrusca Adelaide United
FW   Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory
FW   Daniel McBreen Central Coast Mariners

Manager:   Tony Popovic, Western Sydney Wanderers

Referee:   Strebre Delovski

2013–14Edit

GK   Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United
RB   Ivan Franjic Brisbane Roar
CB   Matt Smith Brisbane Roar
CB   Matthew Spiranovic Western Sydney Wanderers
LB   Adama Traoré Melbourne Victory
CM   Luke Brattan Brisbane Roar
AM   Thomas Broich Brisbane Roar
AM   Marcelo Carrusca Adelaide United
FW   Adam Taggart Newcastle Jets
FW   Besart Berisha Brisbane Roar
FW   David Williams Melbourne Heart

Substitutes:

GK   Danny Vukovic Perth Glory
CB   Osama Malik Adelaide United
CM   Mark Milligan Melbourne Victory
AM   Carlos Hernández Wellington Phoenix
FW   Stein Huysegems Wellington Phoenix

Manager:   Mike Mulvey, Brisbane Roar

Referee:   Strebre Delovski

2014–15Edit

GK   Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United
RB   Tarek Elrich Adelaide United
CB   Matthieu Delpierre Melbourne Victory
CB   Andrew Durante Wellington Phoenix
LB   Scott Jamieson Perth Glory
CM   Mark Milligan Melbourne Victory
AM   Aaron Mooy Melbourne City
AM   Marcelo Carrusca Adelaide United
FW   Fahid Ben Khalfallah Melbourne Victory
FW   Marc Janko Sydney FC
FW   Nathan Burns Wellington Phoenix

Substitutes:

GK   Danny Vukovic Perth Glory
CB   Nigel Boogaard Adelaide United
CM   Miloš Dimitrijević Sydney FC
FW   Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory
AM   Guilherme Finkler Melbourne Victory

2015–16Edit

Only one player from the two finalists (Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers) were picked for the starting XI.[24]

GK   Thomas Sørensen Melbourne City
RB   Josh Risdon Perth Glory
CB   Jade North Brisbane Roar
CB   Matthieu Delpierre Melbourne Victory
LB   Scott Jamieson Western Sydney Wanderers
MF   Corona Brisbane Roar
MF   Aaron Mooy Melbourne City
MF   Diego Castro Perth Glory
FW   Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar
FW   Bruno Fornaroli Melbourne City
FW   Harry Novillo Melbourne City

Substitutes:

GK   Mark Birighitti Newcastle Jets
CB   Nikolai Topor-Stanley Western Sydney Wanderers
MF   Mitch Nichols Western Sydney Wanderers
MF   Roly Bonevacia Wellington Phoenix
FW   Kosta Barbarouses Melbourne Victory

Manager:   Guillermo Amor, Adelaide United

Referee:   Strebre Delovski

Venue of the season: Etihad Stadium

2016–17Edit

[25]

GK   Danny Vukovic (c) Sydney FC
RB   Rhyan Grant Sydney FC
CB   Alex Wilkinson Sydney FC
CB   Michael Jakobsen Melbourne City
LB   Michael Zullo Sydney FC
MF   Brandon O'Neill Sydney FC
MF   Miloš Ninković Sydney FC
MF   James Troisi Melbourne Victory
RW   Marco Rojas Melbourne Victory
LW   Diego Castro Perth Glory
FW   Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory

Substitutes:

GK   Liam Reddy Perth Glory
CB   Jade North Brisbane Roar
CB   Joshua Brillante Sydney FC
FW   Bruno Fornaroli Melbourne City
FW   Alex Brosque (c) Sydney FC
CB   Ruon Tongyik (U20) Melbourne City
MF   Riley McGree (U20) Adelaide United

Manager:   Graham Arnold, Sydney FC

2017–18Edit

[26]

GK   Jamie Young Brisbane Roar
RB   Luke Wilkshire Sydney FC
CB   Alex Wilkinson Sydney FC
CB   Rhys Williams Melbourne Victory
LB   Michael Zullo Sydney FC
MF   Joshua Brillante Sydney FC
MF   Luke Brattan Melbourne City
MF   Dimitri Petratos Newcastle Jets
RW   Adrian Mierzejewski Sydney FC
LW   Leroy George Melbourne Victory
FW   Bobô Sydney FC

Substitutes:

GK   Andrew Redmayne Sydney FC
CB   Bart Schenkeveld Melbourne City
MF   Isaías Adelaide United
MF   Miloš Ninković Sydney FC
FW   Andrew Nabbout Newcastle Jets
CB   Thomas Deng (U23) Melbourne Victory
MF   Daniel Arzani (U23) Melbourne City

Manager:   Graham Arnold, Sydney FC

2018–19Edit

[27]

GK   Filip Kurto Wellington Phoenix
RB   Rhyan Grant Sydney FC
CB   Bart Schenkeveld Melbourne City
CB   Shane Lowry Perth Glory
LB   Jason Davidson Perth Glory
MF   Neil Kilkenny Perth Glory
MF   Brandon O'Neill Sydney FC
MF   Diego Castro Perth Glory
LW   Chris Ikonomidis Perth Glory
FW   Ola Toivonen Melbourne Victory
RW   Roy Krishna Wellington Phoenix

Substitutes:

GK   Liam Reddy Perth Glory
CB   Michael Jakobsen Adelaide United
MF   Isaías Adelaide United
MF   Miloš Ninković Sydney FC
FW   Adam le Fondre Sydney FC

Manager:   Tony Popovic, Perth Glory

A-League Team of the DecadeEdit

ReferencesEdit

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