List of Wellington Phoenix FC end of season awards

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The following list of awards are presented at the Annual Wellington Phoenix awards evening usually held at the conclusion of the regular home and away season.

  • 2007-08 Awards
  • 2008-09 Awards[1]
  • 2009-10 Awards[2]
  • 2010-11 Awards[3]
  • 2011-12 Awards[4]

Sony Player of the Year[edit]

The top award is voted for by coaches Ricki Herbert, Luciano Trani and Jonathan Gould, chief executive Tony Pignata, and football operations manager Mal Impiombato. After each game points would be awarded to the 3 top players and the player with the most accumulated points at the conclusion of the regular season is presented with the award.

Year Player Runner Up
2007–08 New Zealand Shane Smeltz
2008–09 New Zealand Leo Bertos Australia Jon McKain
2009–10 Australia Andrew Durante Australia Vince Lia
2010–11 New Zealand Ben Sigmund Malta Manny Muscat
2011–12 New Zealand Ben Sigmund

Members' Player of the Year[edit]

The Wellington Phoenix Members' Player of the Year award is voted upon by all season member ticket holders at the conclusion of the regular season. The Player with most votes is awarded the trophy.

Year Player
2007–08 New Zealand Shane Smeltz
2008–09 New Zealand Ben Sigmund
2009–10 Barbados Paul Ifill
2010–11 Malta Manny Muscat
2011–12 New Zealand Ben Sigmund

Players' Player of the Year[edit]

The Wellington Phoenix Players' Player of the Year award is presented to the player who is deemed to be the best player overall at the end of the season as judged by his teammates. Each player in the team votes three times over the season: after Round 7, Round 14 and Round 21.

Year Player
2007–08 New Zealand Shane Smeltz
2008–09 New Zealand Shane Smeltz
2009–10 Barbados Paul Ifill
2010–11 Malta Manny Muscat
2011–12 New Zealand Ben Sigmund

Media Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player
2007–08 New Zealand Shane Smeltz
2008–09 New Zealand Shane Smeltz
2009–10 Barbados Paul Ifill
2010–11 New Zealand Marco Rojas
2011–12 New Zealand Ben Sigmund

Golden Boot[edit]

The Wellington Phoenix Golden Boot is awarded to the player who has scored the most goals during the regular season (Finals Series' goals are not included in this tally).

Year Player League Goals
2007–08 New Zealand Shane Smeltz 10
2008–09 New Zealand Shane Smeltz 12
2009–10 Barbados Paul Ifill 12
2010–11 England Chris Greenacre 8
2011–12 Barbados Paul Ifill 7

Under-23 Player of the Year[edit]

The Wellington Phoenix Under-23 Player of the Year is awarded to the highest polling young player in voting for the club’s supreme award.

Year Player
2009–10 Australia Troy Hearfield
2010–11 New Zealand Marco Rojas

Nova Energy Goal of the Year[edit]

Year Player Against
2011–12 New Zealand Tim Brown Sydney FC on 27 November 2011

Volunteer of the Year[edit]

Year Winner
2011–12 David Graham

Fan of the Year[edit]

Year Winner
2011–12 Dale Warburton

Lloyd Morrison Spirit of the Phoenix Award[edit]

Year Winner
2011–12 Russell Gray

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bertos the best". Wellington Phoenix FC. 14 February 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Top award for captain fantastic". Wellington Phoenix FC. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Quake sours Phoenix star's big day". www.stuff.co.nz. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  4. ^ . www.footballaustralia.com.au. 24 April 2012 http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/wellingtonphoenix/news-display/sigmund-dominates-end-of-season-awards/47042. Retrieved 25 April 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)