2018-19 SFCU Player of the Season (Results coming soon...)

Welcome to the 2018-19 SFCU Player of the Season thread.


This is the 8th season of the SFCU Player of the Season award, voted by SFCU members.

How it works:

  • After each match, a poll will go up on the front page of SFCU to vote for your players of the match. You must be an SFCU user to vote.
  • You have 6 points to allocate to players who appeared for Sydney in the match, in any way you see fit. You can give all 6 to a single player, 1 point each to six different players, whatever.
  • Your votes only count if you allocate all 6 points. A little pop-up should appear to indicate that your votes have been submitted successfully.
  • Voting will close about a week after the match.
  • The top 3 players in each match will receive 3-2-1 points respectively for the Player of the Season tally. Tied players will share the available points equally.
  • After each round, Player of the Match — the player gaining the most votes for that game — will be posted in this thread. 2nd and 3rd place will be kept secret so that the full result isn’t known until the end of the season.
  • At the end of the season, SFCU’s Player of the Season will be crowned, and the full votes from every match will be made available publicly.

Previous winners:


Results so far this season:

Rd Vs Result Voters Player of the match Avg votes (/6)
Cup R32 Rockdale City W 4-2 24 Danny De Silva 2.13
Cup R16 Cairns FC W 2-1 16 Andrew Redmayne 1.94
Cup QF Avondale FC W 4-2 22 Adam Le Fondre 2.68
Cup SF WS Wanderers W 3-0 33 Andrew Redmayne 2.36
1 Adelaide Utd D 1-1 35 Adam Le Fondre 1.43
2 WS Wanderers W 2-0 45 Adam Le Fondre 1.51
Cup F Adelaide Utd L 1-2 31 Alex Brosque 1.32
3 Melbourne City W 3-0 41 Rhyan Grant & Paulo Retre 1.39
4 Newcastle Jets D 1-1 25 Alex Brosque 1.48
5 Melbourne Victory L 1-2 30 Paulo Retre 2.17
6 CC Mariners W 2-1 24 Brandon O'Neill 2.50
7 Wellington Phoenix L 1-3 17 Rhyan Grant 1.24
8 WS Wanderers W 3-1 26 Brandon O'Neill 1.42
9 Perth Glory W 2-1 18 Milos Ninkovic 1.61
10 Brisbane Roar W 2-1 30 Adam Le Fondre 2.30
11 CC Mariners W 5-2 28 Alex Brosque 3.00
12 Perth Glory L 1-3 17 Adam Le Fondre 2.35
13 Adelaide Utd W 2-1 30 Jacob Tratt 2.23
14 Newcastle Jets W 1-0 25 Brandon O'Neill 1.80
15 Wellington Phoenix W 1-0 25 Andrew Redmayne 2.08
16 Melbourne Victory L 1-2 21 Milos Ninkovic 2.38
17 Melbourne City W 2-0 32 Andrew Redmayne 2.31
18 Brisbane Roar L 1-2 14 Reza Ghoochannejhad 3.07
19 CC Mariners D 1-1 18 Milos Ninkovic 1.72
20 Wellington Phoenix W 1-0 25 Rhyan Grant 1.36
21 Adelaide United W 2-0 28 Milos Ninkovic 1.75
ACL1 Ulsan Hyundai D 0-0 18 Rhyan Grant 2.17
ACL2 Kawasaki Frontale L 0-1 15 Andrew Redmayne 3.07
22 Melbourne City L 0-2 14 Alex Wilkinson 1.29
23 Brisbane Roar W 3-1 20 Milos Ninkovic & Siem de Jong 1.40
24 Melbourne Victory W 2-1 21 Brandon O'Neill 2.19
ACL3 Shanghai SIPG D 3-3 13 Adam Le Fondre 1.46
25 WS Wanderers D 1-1 19 Andrew Redmayne 1.42
26 Perth Glory W 1-0 20 Rhyan Grant 2.10
ACL4 Shanghai SIPG D 2-2 21 Andrew Redmayne 1.81
27 Newcastle Jets L 0-2 14 Joel King 1.14
ACL5 Ulsan Hyundai L 0-1 11 Michael Zullo 1.73
SF Melbourne Victory W 6-1 21 Alex Brosque 1.38
GF Perth Glory D 0-0 (4-1) 25 Andrew Redmayne 2.72
ACL6 Kawasaki Frontale L 0-4 14 Tom Heward-Belle 1.50

Thanks to everyone who has voted!

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Redders a deserved winner. Would have had him as the early front runner.

My moneys on Milos being the first player to win this twice. If not him, then ALF

Yep, Andrew Redmayne becomes the first player to win two MOTMs this season, and in emphatic style: he picked up votes from 31 of the 33 voters. They are actually also the first two MOTMs of his Sydney FC career, having only won three 2nd places and one 3rd-place in his first 40 appearances.

(I’ll copy in the others from the archive once it’s up)

Having our keeper as player of the season brings back uneasy memories of that grim 2014 season.

To be fair, Vuka wasn’t far off winning POTS back in 16/17 - and that was hardly grim

True. Best ever attack + best ever defense in one package. What a fucking season, just 2 minor aberrations short of being perfect.

Voting is open for Round 1 vs Adelaide:


I can’t remember how things were under the older software, but could this be done using the poll system? It would probably get more people on board because it is easier.

As far as I can tell, there’s no way to do it well with the existing poll system (especially making sure people submit all 6 votes correctly).

The developers could write a new plug-in to do exactly what we need within the forum, but that’s not something that’ll happen in the short-term.

And honestly, the current system requires the user to click exactly one link before voting. If that’s so difficult that it’s keeping people away, there’s probably a bigger issue.

The best version was the one when you clicked six players’ names and then it said “it worked!”. But the current one is also fine.

Are we supposed to be able to give negative votes?

I don’t know if this is a genuine question or not, so I’ll answer it in a few ways.

Officially, no, you have 6 votes to give and they are all positive. You can’t get more than 6 votes by going negative on some players.

Technically, apparently, yes you can, as @mental mentioned in another thread.

So if you wanted to symbolically take points away from a player who had a particularly poor game, go nuts.

But it would just be for your personal catharsis, because practically I can’t actually see the negative votes, and I don’t think it lets you give more than 6 positive votes if you do give negative votes.

Having said that, I’d rather people (a) avoid doing this, or (b) tell me if you really felt the need to, because I don’t know if the current behaviour will stay as it is.

It was really hard dividing the votes between the players this round

Just noticed Vedran’s flag :joy:


BTW full results from previous seasons can now be found here:


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Ninkovic the only player to feature in the top 3 three seasons in a row and every season hes been at the club. Think hes one of the very few to feature in the top 3 multiple times. What a guy

Yep, the only others are Janjetović (3rd in 2012-13, 1st in 2013-14) and Bobô (3rd in 2016-17, 2nd in 2017-18)

Voting is open for Rd 2 vs WSW


Round 1 result: Goalscorer Adam Le Fondre won MOTM for the draw against Adelaide, his second in just 3 appearances. Votes were a lot more evenly spread this time, as he picked up an average of just 1.44 from each voter.

Thanks to all who’ve voted. Don’t forget to vote for Round 2 here.