Marquee striker Oriol Riera has capped off a prolific debut season in the Hyundai A-League by being named Player of the Year at tonight’s Wanderers Medal at Waterview in Bicentennial Park.
It was a record-breaking campaign for the number 9, with his tally of 19 goals across all competitions representing the most in a single season by a Wanderer.
As well as being named Player of the Year, which is voted by Wanderers players, Riera capped off a big night by also picking up the Wanderers Golden Boot and the Rod Allen Award: Media Player of the Year, as voted by media representatives.
Westfield W-League goalkeeper Jada Whyman claimed the top honours for the women being named both the Player of the Year and the Members’ Player of the Year.
The 18-year-old Australian youth representative was impressive in goal for the Red & Black in what was only her third season of professional football.
Youngster Abraham Majok was named Foxtel Y-League Player of the Year after his nine goals helped the club claim its first ever Foxtel Y-League Championship.
Goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic was crowned the Hyundai A-League Members’ Player of the Year for a stellar season in which he played every minute of every game.
Other awards saw Ben Keyte named Powerchair Player of the Year, Erica Halloway claim the Westfield W-League Golden Boot, Gabrielle Dracopoulos win the Chariman’s Award for her contribution to football in the community, while Angok Bol was named Wandercrew Volunteer of the Year.
Full list of award winners:
- Hyundai A-League Player of the Year presented by NRMA Insurance: Oriol Riera
- Westfield W-League Player of the Year presented by Western Sydney University: Jada Whyman
- Hyundai A-League Members’ Player of the Year presented by Coffee Emporium: Vedran Janjetovic
- Westfield W-League Members’ Player of the Year presented by Coffee Emporium: Jada Whyman
- Foxtel Y-League Player of the Year: Abraham Majok
- Powerchair Player of the Year presented by House with No Steps: Ben Keyte
- Rod Allen Award: Media Player of the Year: Oriol Riera
- Hyundai A-League Golden Boot presented by Nike: Oriol Riera
- Westfield W-League Golden Boot presented by Nike: Erica Halloway
- Chairman’s Award: Gabrielle Dracopoulos
- Wandercrew Volunteer of the Year: Angok Bol