North American Soccer League Player of the Month

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The Player of the Month is an association football award that recognises the best North American Soccer League player each month of the season. The recipient is chosen by a panel of writers who cover the league. The award was first given in 2011, the North American Soccer League's inaugural season.

Winners[edit]

Key
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward
Etienne Barbara received the first two Player of the Month awards.
Tsuyoshi Yoshitake won the award in June of 2012.
Month Year Nationality Player Team Position Ref
April 20112011  Malta Barbara, EtienneEtienne Barbara Carolina RailHawks FW [1]
May 20112011  Malta Barbara, EtienneEtienne Barbara Carolina RailHawks FW [1]
June 20112011  United States Glaeser, MattMatt Glaeser Fort Lauderdale Strikers GK [2]
July 20112011  United States King, AaronAaron King FC Tampa Bay FW [3]
August 20112011  United States Ambersley, MikeMike Ambersley FC Tampa Bay FW [4]
September 20112011  United States Bush, EvanEvan Bush Montreal Impact GK [5]
October 20112011  United States Warren, JoeJoe Warren NSC Minnesota Staes GK [6]
April 20122012  Chile Navia, ReinaldoReinaldo Navia Atlanta Silverbacks FW [7]
May 20122012  Canada Saiko, ShaunShaun Saiko FC Edmonton MF [8]
June 20122012  Japan Yoshitake, TsuyoshiTsuyoshi Yoshitake Tampa Bay Rowdies FW [9]
July 20122012  Brazil Campos, PabloPablo Campos San Antonio Scorpions FW [10]
August 20122012  England Martin, RichardRichard Martin Puerto Rico Islanders GK [11]
September 20122012  United States Horth, MattMatt Horth Atlanta Silverbacks FW [12]
October 20122012  United States Attinella, JeffJeff Attinella Tampa Bay Rowdies GK [13]
April 20132013  England Mulholland, LukeLuke Mulholland Tampa Bay Rowdies MF [14]
May 20132013  Italy Bracalello, SimoneSimone Bracalello Minnesota United FW [14]
June 20132013  Netherlands Denissen, HansHans Denissen San Antonio Scorpions FW [14]
August 20132013  Guyana Nurse, ChrisChris Nurse FC Edmonton MF [14]
September 20132013  Bulgaria Hristov, GeorgiGeorgi Hristov Tampa Bay Rowdies FW [14]
October 20132013  England Mulholland, LukeLuke Mulholland Tampa Bay Rowdies MF [15]
April 20142014  United States Schilawski, ZackZack Schilawski Carolina RailHawks FW [16]
May/June 20142014  United States Ramirez, ChristianChristian Ramirez Minnesota United FW [17]
July 20142014  Colombia Castillo, RafaelRafael Castillo San Antonio Scorpions MF [18]

Multiple winners[edit]

The below table lists those who have won on more than one occasion.

* Indicates current North American Soccer League player
Italics Indicates players still playing professional football
Rank Player Wins
1st Etienne Barbara 2
Luke Mulholland

Awards won by position[edit]

As of 18 June 2014
Position Wins
Forward 13
Goalkeeper 5
Midfielder 4
Defender 0

Awards won by nationality[edit]

As of 18 June 2014
Country Wins
 United States 9
 England 3
 Malta 2
 Brazil 1
 Bulgaria 1
 Canada 1
 Chile 1
 Guyana 1
 Italy 1
 Japan 1
 Netherlands 1

Awards won by club[edit]

As of 18 June 2014
Bold Indicates club still plays in the North American Soccer League
Club Wins
Tampa Bay Rowdies 7
Carolina RailHawks 3
Minnesota United 3
Atlanta Silverbacks 2
FC Edmonton 2
San Antonio Scorpions 2
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1
Montreal Impact 1
Puerto Rico Islanders 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NASL Announces 2011 Best XI Team". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Matt Glaeser named the NASL June Player of the Month". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aaron King Named NASL Player of the Month". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mike Ambersley Named NASL Player of the Month for August". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Evan Bush Named NASL September Player of the Month". 
  6. ^ "Joe Warren Named NASL Player of the Month for October". 
  7. ^ "Reinaldo Navia Named NASL Player of the Month". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shaun Saiko Named NASL Player of the Month". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Yoshitake Named NASL Player of the Month". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Pablo Campos Named NASL Player of the Month for July". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Richard Martin Named August Player of the Month". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Horth Named NASL Player of the Month". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Jeff Attinella Named NASL Player of the Month for October". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Georgi Hristov Named NASL Player Of The Month For September". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Luke Mulholland Named NASL Player of the Month For October". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Carolina RailHawks forward Zack Schilawski is Player of the Month for April". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Ramirez is NASL Player of the Month for May/June". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Castillo is NASL Player of the Month for July". nasl.com. North American Soccer League. Retrieved 19 August 2014.