FAI International Football Awards

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FAI International Football Awards
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in association football
Sponsored by Three[1]
Location RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook[1]
Country Republic of Ireland
Presented by Peter Collins
Joanne Cantwell
Tony O'Donoghue[2]
First awarded 1989[3]
Official website fai.ie
Television/Radio coverage
Network RTÉ Two[2]

The FAI International Football Awards is an awards evening held to honour the best Republic of Ireland international footballers of the year.

Senior International awards[edit]

Senior International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Robbie Brady Norwich City/Burnley
2015[5] Jonathan Walters Stoke City
2014[6] John O'Shea Sunderland
2013[7] Robbie Keane LA Galaxy
2012[8] Keith Andrews Bolton Wanderers
2011[9] Richard Dunne Aston Villa
2010[10] Kevin Doyle Wolverhampton Wanderers
2009[11] Robbie Keane Liverpool/Tottenham Hotspur
2008[12] Kevin Doyle Reading
2007[13] Richard Dunne Manchester City
2006[14] Shay Given Newcastle United
2005[15] Shay Given Newcastle United
2004[16] Kevin Kilbane Everton
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Damien Duff Blackburn Rovers
2001[19] Roy Keane Manchester United
2000[20] Mark Kinsella Charlton Athletic
1999[21] Alan Kelly Sheffield United/Blackburn Rovers
1998[22] Kenny Cunningham Wimbledon
1997[23] Roy Keane Manchester United
1996[24] Alan McLoughlin Portsmouth
1995[22] Andy Townsend Aston Villa
1994[22] Ray Houghton Aston Villa
1993[22] Steve Staunton Aston Villa
1992[22] John Aldridge Tranmere Rovers
1991[25] Paul McGrath Aston Villa
1990[25] Paul McGrath Aston Villa
1989[3] Kevin Moran Sporting Gijón

Senior Women's International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Karen Duggan UCD Waves
2015[5] Denise O'Sullivan Glasgow City
2014[6] Julie-Ann Russell UCD Waves
2013[7] Louise Quinn Eskilstuna United
2012[8] Emma Byrne Arsenal Ladies
2011[9] Niamh Fahey Arsenal Ladies
2010[10] Fiona O'Sullivan AIK Stockholm
2009[11] Niamh Fahey Arsenal Ladies
2008[12] Niamh Fahey Arsenal Ladies
2007[13] Emma Byrne Arsenal Ladies
2006[14] Alisha Moran Harvard University
2005[15] Michele O'Brien Long Island Lady Riders
2004[16] Elaine O'Connor Hofstra Pride
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Yvonne Tracy Arsenal Ladies
2001[19] Olivia O'Toole Shamrock Rovers
2000[20] Ciara Grant Arsenal Ladies
1999[21] Claire Scanlan Troy University
1998[22] Yvonne Lyons Benfica
1997[23] Bernie Reilly Shamrock Rovers

International Goal of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Opposition
2016[4] Robbie Brady  Italy
2015[5] Shane Long  Germany
2014[6] Aiden McGeady  Georgia
2013[7] Shane Long  England
2012[8] Kevin Doyle  Kazakhstan
2011[9] Darron Gibson  Wales
2010[10] Kevin Doyle  Andorra
2009[11] Robbie Keane  France
2008[12] Andy Keogh  Serbia
2007[13] Kevin Doyle  Slovakia
2006[14] Kevin Kilbane  Czech Republic
2005[15] Robbie Keane  Israel
2004[16] Robbie Keane  Netherlands

Young International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Robbie Brady Norwich City/Burnley
2015[5] Robbie Brady Hull City/Norwich City
2014[6] Jeff Hendrick Derby County
2013[7] James McCarthy Everton
2012[8] James McCarthy Wigan Athletic
2011[9] Darren O'Dea Leeds United (on loan from Celtic)
2010[10] Shane Long Reading
2009[11] Darron Gibson Manchester United
2008[12] Aiden McGeady Celtic
2007[13] Stephen Ireland Manchester City
2006[14] Kevin Doyle Reading
2005[15] Stephen Elliott Sunderland
2004[16] Andy Reid Nottingham Forest
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Steven Reid Millwall
2001[19] Damien Duff Blackburn Rovers
2000[20] Richard Dunne Everton/Manchester City
1999[21] Robbie Keane Wolverhampton Wanderers/Coventry City
1998[22] Robbie Keane Wolverhampton Wanderers
1997[23] David Connolly Watford/Feyenoord
1996 Shay Given Blackburn Rovers
1995[26] Jeff Kenna Southampton/Blackburn Rovers
1994[27] Roy Keane Manchester United
1993[27] Roy Keane Nottingham Forest/Manchester United
1992[28] Terry Phelan Wimbledon/Manchester City
1991 John Connolly Bohemians
1990[29] Niall Quinn Arsenal/Manchester City
1989[3] Steve Staunton Liverpool

Youth International[edit]

Under-21 International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Callum O'Dowda Oxford United/Bristol City
2015[5] Alan Browne Preston North End
2014[6] Jack Grealish Aston Villa
2013[7] Sean Murray Watford
2012[8] Robbie Brady Hull City
2011[9] Robbie Brady Hull City (on loan from Manchester United)
2010[10] Seamus Coleman Everton
2009[11] Seamus Coleman Everton
2008[12] Owen Garvan Ipswich Town
2007[13] Stephen O'Halloran Southampton (on loan from Aston Villa)
2006[14] Kevin Foley Luton Town
2005[15] Kevin Doyle Reading
2004[16] Glenn Whelan Sheffield Wednesday
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Joe Murphy West Bromwich Albion
2001[19] Steven Reid Millwall
2000[20] Barry Quinn Coventry
1999[21] Alan Mahon Tranmere Rovers
1998[22] Kevin Kilbane West Bromwich Albion
1997[23] David Worrell Blackburn Rovers

Under-17 International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Declan Rice West Ham United
2015[5] Connor Ronan Wolverhampton Wanderers
2014[6] Danny Kane Huddersfield Town
2013[7] Jack Byrne Manchester City
2012[8] Jack Grealish Aston Villa
2011[9] Sean Kavanagh Fulham
2010[10] Sean McGinty Manchester United
2009[11] Stephen McDonnell Dundalk
2008[12] Aaron Doran Blackburn Rovers
2007[13] Conor McCormack Manchester United
2006[14] Terry Dixon Tottenham Hotspur
2005[15] Anthony Stokes Arsenal
2004[16] Darren Randolph Charlton Athletic
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Willo Flood Manchester City
2001[19] Pierre Ennis Aston Villa
2000[20] Stephen Brennan Newcastle United
1999[21] Andy Reid Nottingham Forest
1998[22] Shaun Byrne West Ham United
1997[23] Richie Partridge Liverpool/Stella Maris

Under-16 International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Jordan Doherty Sheffield United
2015[5] Jayson Molumby Brighton & Hove Albion
2014[6] Conor Masterson Liverpool
2013[7] Robert Duggan Peterborough United
2012[8] Noe Baba Fulham
2011[9] Kyle McFadden Norwich City
2010[10] Michael Drennan Aston Villa
2009[11] John O'Sullivan Blackburn Rovers
2008[12] Mark O'Brien Derby County
2007[13] Conor Clifford Chelsea
2006[14] Jamie O'Brien Birmingham City
2005[15] Donal McDermott Manchester City
2004[16] Keith Treacy Blackburn Rovers
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Steven Foley-Sheridan Aston Villa
2001[19] Willo Flood Manchester City
2000[20] Robbie Shields Leeds United/Cherry Orchard
1999[21] Richard McCarthy Manchester City/Stella Maris
1998[22] Cliff Byrne Sunderland/Home Farm
1997[23] T. Butler Sunderland/Stella Maris

Women's Youth International[edit]

Under-19 Women's International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Roma McLaughlin Peamount United
2015[5] Megan Connolly Florida State Seminoles
2014[6] Megan Connolly College Corinthians
2013[7] Claire Shine Raheny United
2012[8] Emma Hansberry Castlebar Celtic
2011[9] Grace Moloney Reading
2010[10] Becky Walsh Salthill Devon
2009[11] Julie-Ann Russell Salthill Devon
2008[12] Karen Duggan Piltown
2007[13] Lynn Bradley Lynsey Wilton College
2006[14] Áine O'Gorman Stella Maris
2005[15] Niamh Fahey Salthill Devon
2004[16] Katie Taylor St. James's Gate
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Selina Moylan Lifford FC
2001[19] Marie Curtin Lifford FC
2000[20] Caroline Thorpe Arsenal
1999[21] Dolores Deasley Letterkenny Rovers

Under-17 Women's International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Saoirse Noonan Cork City
2015[5] Amanda McQuillan Shelbourne Ladies
2014[6] Evelyn Daly Lakewood Athletic
2013[7] Savannah McCarthy Listowel Celtic
2012[8] Lauren Dwyer Wexford Youths
2011[9] Chloe Mustaki Peamount United
2010[10] Not Awarded
2009[11] Dora Gorman Salthill Devon
2008[12] Ciara Grant Kilmacrennan Celtic
2007[13] Gillian McDonnell Dundalk City

Under-16 Women's International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Tyler Toland Maiden City
2015[5] Heather Payne Salthill Devon
2014[6] Jamie Finn Raheny United

League Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Daryl Horgan Dundalk
2015[5] Richie Towell Dundalk
2014[6] Colin Healy Cork City
2013[7] Killian Brennan St Patrick's Athletic
2012[8] Jason McGuinness Sligo Rovers
2011[9] Patrick Sullivan Shamrock Rovers
2010[10] Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers
2009[11] Gary Twigg Shamrock Rovers
2008[12] Brian Murphy Bohemians
2007[13] Dave Mooney Longford Town/Cork City
2006[14] Ollie Cahill Shelbourne/Drogheda United
2005[15] George O'Callaghan Cork City
2004[16] Owen Heary Shelbourne
2003[30] Jason Byrne Shelbourne
2002–03[18] Kevin Hunt Bohemians
2001–02[19] Glen Crowe Bohemians
2000–01[30] Glen Crowe Bohemians
1999–00[20] Pat Fenlon Shelbourne
1998–99[21] Paul Osam St Patrick's Athletic
1997–98[22] Colin Hawkins St Patrick's Athletic
1996–97[23] Peter Hutton Derry City
1995–96[30] Tony Sheridan Shelbourne
1994–95[30] Liam Coyle Derry City
1993–94[30] Stephen Geoghegan Shamrock Rovers
1992–93[30] Pat Morley Cork City

Hall of Fame[edit]

Year Winner
2016[4] Robbie Keane
2015[5] Tony Cascarino
2014[6] Andy Townsend
2013[7] Ronnie Whelan
2012[8] Kevin Sheedy
2011[9] Ray Houghton
2010[10] Frank Stapleton
2009[11] Ray Treacy
2008[12] Arthur Fitzsimons
2007[13] Paddy Mulligan
2006[14] Don Givens
2005[15] Mick Martin
2004[16] Gerry Daly
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Liam Tuohy
2001[19] Liam Brady
2000[20] Joe Haverty
1999[21] 1949 Irish team (v England)
1998[22] Shay Brennan/Tony Dunne
1997[23] Kevin O'Flanagan

International Personality[edit]

Year Winner
2016[4] Wales John Hartson
2015[5] Italy Gianluca Vialli
2014[6] Poland Jan Tomaszewski
2013[7] Serbia Dejan Stanković
2012[8] Poland Zbigniew Boniek
2011[9] Czech Republic Pavel Nedvěd
2010[10] Wales Ian Rush
2009[11] Argentina Ricky Villa
2008[12] Netherlands Ruud Gullit
2007[13] Brazil Sócrates
2006[14] England Bobby Robson
2005[15] Italy Pierluigi Collina
2004[16] Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] France Michel Platini
2001[19] England Jack Charlton
2000[20] Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
1999[21] Scotland Billy McNeill
1998[22] England Nobby Stiles
1997[23] Germany Franz Beckenbauer

Special Merit Award[edit]

Year Winner
2016[1] Dundalk
2015[5] Regions' Cup team
2014[6] Stephanie Roche
2013[7] Ciara Grant
2012[8] Not Awarded
2011[9] Shamrock Rovers team
2010[10] Republic of Ireland women's national under-17 football team
2009[11] Olivia O'Toole
2008[12] Eddie Foley
2007[13] Jack Charlton
2006[14] Pete Mahon
2005[15] Sean McCaffrey
2004[16] Vincent Butler
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Des Casey
2001[19] Jim McLaughlin
2000[20] Dr Tony O'Neill/Tony Sheehan
1999[21] Billy Young
1998[22] Noel O'Reilly
1997[23] Eoin Hand

Junior International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Stephen Kelly Newmarket Celtic
2015[5] Jimmy Carr St. Michael's
2014[6] Darren Dunne Sheriff
2013[7] Paul Breen St. Michael's
2012[8] Adrian Walsh Carrick United
2011[9] James Walsh St. Michael's
2010[10] Ross Carrig Killester United
2009[11] Wayne Fitzgerald Carrick United
2008[12] Séamie Crowe Athenry
2007[13] David Lacey Killester United
2006[14] Michael Keogh Killester United
2005[15] David Conroy Ballymun United
2004[16] James Walsh St. Michael's
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Pat Holden Evergreen
2001[19] Christy McElligott Ballymun United
2000[20] Keith Bruen Portmarnock
1999[21] Gary McCormack Portmarnock
1998[22] Philip Long St. Kevin's Boys
1997[23] Barry Flynn Fairview Rangers

Intermediate Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Mark Horgan Avondale United
2015[5] Ken Hoey Rockmount
2014[6] Danny Long Avondale United
2013[7] Malachy McDermott Cockhill Celtic
2012[8] David O'Sullivan Wayside Celtic
2011[9] Brendan O'Connell Rockmount
2010[10] Séamie Crowe Athenry
2009[11] Ken Hoey Rockmount
2008[12] Derek Prendergast Bangor Celtic
2007[13] Paul McCabe Crumlin United
2006[14] Ken Hoey Rockmount
2005[15] Ruari Beechinor Rockmount
2004[16] Ian Callaghan Wayside Celtic
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Graham Dunning Bluebell United
2001[19] B. Porter Letterkenny Rovers
2000[20] Brian Healy Temple United
1999[21] Jonathan King Ashtown Villa

Football for All International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Paul McMahon Football For All Under-19 Squad
2015[5] Mark Duffy Special Olympics Ireland
2014[6] Aoife McNicoll Irish Powerchair Football Squad
2013[7] Noel O'Donnell Irish Deaf Men's Squad
2012[8] Davy Byrne Irish Homeless World Cup Team
2011[9] Adrian Clarke Irish Special Olympics International Squad
2010[10] Richard Dougherty Irish Deaf Men's Squad
2009[11] Luke Evans Ireland CP Soccer team
2008[12] Stephen Coleman Ireland Street League
2007[13] Kieran Woods Park FC
2006[14] Gary Messitt Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland/Glencormack United
2005[15] Joe Watson Irish Deaf Sports/Waterford Crystal FC
2004[16] Rita Doherty Special Olympics Ireland
2003[17] No award ceremony.
2002[18] Graham Dunning Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland

FAI School's International Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Conor McCarthy Cork City/Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal
2015[5] Connor Ellis Cork City/Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
2014[6] Ryan Manning Queens Park Rangers/Galway United/Yeats College
2013[7] Alan Browne Preston North End/Nagle Community College
2012[8] Sean Maguire CBS Kilkenny
2011[9] Hugh Douglas Belvedere F.C./Saint Brendan's College
2010[10] Robert Benson Marist College
2009[11] Shane Howard Colaiste Eoin, Carlow
2008[12] John Mulroy Moyle Park College
2007[13] Patrick Mullins CBS Sexton Street
2006[14] Conor Powell Bohemians/Portmarnock Community School
2005[15] Gary Deegan Bohemians/Chanel College
2004[16] Darren Quigley UCD/St Laurence's College
2003[31] Stephen Ward Portmarnock Community School
2002[18] Vincent Tyrell Bohemians/St. Declan's
2001[19] Ashley White St Macartan's College
2000[20] Alan Murphy Galway United/Ballinrobe Community School
1999[21] Conor O'Grady Sligo Rovers/Summerhill College
1998[22] Kevin Doherty Liverpool/Home Farm/St. Joseph's C.B.S.
1997[23] Ronnie O'Brien Middlesbrough/St. Brendans
1996[31] Darragh Sheridan St Mary's College
1995[31] Colin Hawkins St. Joseph's Patrician College
1994[31] Karl Lafferty St. Columba's College
1993[31] Anthony Scully Collinstown Park Community College
1992[31] Declan Boyle St. Catherine's Vocational School
1991[31] Shaun Elebert Plunket College
1990[31] Barry Patton St. Columba's College

Colleges and Universities Player of the Year[edit]

Year Winner Club
2016[4] Paul Rooney Maynooth University

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Prior to the under-19 award there was the Youths Player of the Year Award which was awarded to players of a similar age group to that of the under-19 award.

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