Joe Marston Medal

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The Joe Marston Medal is an A-League award given to the player of the match in the A-League Grand Final each year. Introduced in 1990, previously the award was also given to the best player in the National Soccer League grand final. The medal is named after Joe Marston, who played for Australia national association football team in the 1950s and was a member of the Preston North End side that played in the 1954 FA Cup Final.

List of winners[edit]

NSL[edit]

Year Player Club Opponent
1989–90 Australia Abbas Saad Sydney Olympic Marconi Stallions
1990–91 Australia Josip Biskic* Melbourne Knights South Melbourne
1991–92 Australia Alex Tobin Adelaide City Melbourne Knights
1992–93 Australia Milan Ivanovic* Adelaide City Marconi Stallions
1993–94 Australia Alex Tobin Adelaide City Melbourne Knights
1994–95 Australia Steve Horvat Melbourne Knights Adelaide City
1995–96 Australia Andrew Marth Melbourne Knights Marconi Stallions
1996–97 Australia Alan Hunter Brisbane Strikers Sydney United
1997–98 Australia Fausto De Amicis South Melbourne Carlton SC
1998–99 Australia Goran Lozanovski South Melbourne Sydney United
1999–00 Australia Scott Chipperfield Wollongong Wolves Perth Glory
2000–01 Australia Matthew Horsley Wollongong Wolves South Melbourne
2001-02 Australia Ante Milicic Sydney Olympic Perth Glory
2002–03 Australia Simon Colosimo Perth Glory Sydney Olympic
2003–04 Australia Ahmad Elrich* Parramatta Power Perth Glory

A-League[edit]

Year Player Club Opponent
2006 Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke[1] Sydney FC Central Coast Mariners
2007 Australia Archie Thompson[2] Melbourne Victory Adelaide United
2008 Australia Andrew Durante[3] Newcastle Jets Central Coast Mariners
2009 Australia Tom Pondeljak[4] Melbourne Victory Adelaide United
2010 Australia Simon Colosimo[5] Sydney FC Melbourne Victory
2011 Australia Mat Ryan*[6] Central Coast Mariners Brisbane Roar
2012 Australia Jacob Burns*[7] Perth Glory Brisbane Roar
2013 Australia Daniel McBreen[8] Central Coast Mariners Western Sydney Wanderers
2014 Germany Thomas Broich[9] Brisbane Roar Western Sydney Wanderers
Italy Iacopo La Rocca*[10] Western Sydney Wanderers Brisbane Roar
2015 Australia Mark Milligan[11] Melbourne Victory Sydney FC
2016 Spain Isaías[12] Adelaide United Western Sydney Wanderers
2017 North Macedonia Daniel Georgievski*[13] Melbourne Victory Sydney FC
2018 Australia Lawrence Thomas[14] Melbourne Victory Newcastle Jets
2019 Serbia Miloš Ninković[15] Sydney FC Perth Glory
*Player on the losing team

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The A-League's overseas A-listers". FIFA. 15 September 2012.
  2. ^ "The great Archie Thompson by the numbers". Melbourne Victory. 30 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Jets claim first A-League crown". Brisbane Times. 24 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Melbourne Victory win dramatic A-League grand final over Adelaide". Fox Sports. 28 February 2009.
  5. ^ "Sydney FC claims second A-League title in tense grand final". The Australian. 21 March 2010.
  6. ^ Davidson, John (5 August 2015). "Mat Ryan: Aussie history-maker sets his sights on starting spot". The Roar.
  7. ^ Clarke, Laine (22 April 2012). "A-League mistakenly awards Joe Marston medal to Thomas Broich instead of rightful winner Jacob Burns". Fox Sports.
  8. ^ Habashy, Angela (21 April 2013). "Daniel McBreen keen to extend stay with Central Coast as a dream season ends in grand final glory". Fox Sports.
  9. ^ Stannard, Damien (4 May 2014). "Thomas Broich praises teammates after being honoured with Joe Marston Medal". The Courier-Mail.
  10. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (5 May 2014). "Wanderers' Iacopo La Rocca takes little comfort from Marston Medal". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  11. ^ "Melbourne Victory captain Mark Milligan wins Joe Marston medal". The Guardian. 17 May 2015.
  12. ^ Kemp, Emma (1 May 2016). "Isaias awarded Joe Marston Medal". Seven Sport. Archived from the original on 7 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Georgievski wins Joe Marston Medal". Nine's Wide World of Sports. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  14. ^ Connell, Tim (5 May 2018). "Melbourne Victory claim record fourth A-League title with win over Newcastle Jets". The Guardian.
  15. ^ Chadwick, Justin (19 May 2019). "Sydney's Ninkovic wins Joe Marston medal". The Newcastle Herald.

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