2018-19 SFCU Player of the Season: RESULTS

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Time to announce the results of the 2018–19 SFCU Player of the Season voting.

Thanks first of all to Jubal and James for making this possible. Thanks as well to everyone who voted throughout the year. Unfortunately it was the lowest average turnout we’ve ever had, but there were 99 unique voters across the season. Special mention to the regulars: there were 40 matches this season and @garuna voted in every single one of them! There were four who fell just one short: @mcflynnsboot (39), @sydneyfc_FTT (39), @bazm (39) and @bernieibini12345 (39), and another 5 who voted in at least 30 matches: @Clovis (37), @CountArach (36), @Hybrid (31), @pietro (30) and @CN001 (30).

And the result: Miloš Ninković is your 2018–19 SFCU Player of the Season

Ninko has finished in the top 3 in every season he’s played with the club, and he becomes the first player to win this award twice, having previously won in 2016–17. Although he won Man of the Match only five times this season, he was in the top 3 players in 22 of his 37 appearances.

In second place was Rhyan Grant who also had 5 MOTMs, followed by Andrew Redmayne, who had the most MOTMs this season (8), but only five other top-3 performances.

Here are the top 3 from every match:

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

And the final standings. Players are ranked according to the number of Player of the Season points, then the number of MOTMs, 2nd place finishes, 3rd place finishes and the total number of votes in the case of ties.

Rank Player MOTMs 2nd 3rd Votes Points
1 Miloš Ninković 5 8 9 29.35 38.5
2 Rhyan Grant 5 6 6 24.45 32.0
3 Andrew Redmayne 8 2 3 27.77 30.3
4 Adam Le Fondre 6 2 7 24.97 28.5
5 Brandon O'Neill 4 3 5 24.90 22.5
6 Alex Brosque 4 3 3 17.26 21.0
7 Siem de Jong 1 5 1 11.02 13.5
8 Paulo Retre 2 2 0 7.74 9.5
9 Alex Wilkinson 1 1 3 10.54 6.3
10 Reza Ghoochannejhad 1 1 1 6.99 6.0
11 Danny De Silva 1 1 0 7.04 5.0
12 Jacob Tratt 1 0 3 5.17 5.0
13 Aaron Calver 0 1 2 6.45 4.0
14 Michael Zullo 1 0 1 7.74 3.5
15 Tom Heward-Belle 1 0 0 1.50 3.0
16 Joel King 1 0 0 1.49 3.0
17 Luke Ivanovic 0 1 2 5.60 3.0
18 Trent Buhagiar 0 1 1 4.11 3.0
19 Ben Warland 0 1 1 3.80 2.3
20 Anthony Cáceres 0 0 0 4.12 0.0
21 Joshua Brillante 0 0 0 3.84 0.0
22 Jop van der Linden 0 0 0 2.06 0.0
23 Cameron Devlin 0 0 0 1.31 0.0
24 Charles Lokoli-Ngoy 0 0 0 0.25 0.0
25 Mitch Austin 0 0 0 0.21 0.0
26 Chris Zuvela 0 0 0 0.18 0.0
=27 Liam McGing 0 0 0 0.07 0.0
=27 Patrick Scibilio 0 0 0 0.07 0.0
=29 Alex Cisak 0 0 0 0.00 0.0
=29 Jerry Skotadis 0 0 0 0.00 0.0
=29 Marco Tilio 0 0 0 0.00 0.0

You can find the full results for every match and the full standings here, and I also wrote a blog post that contains the results and a few extra graphs and stats.

All winners:

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#2

Cheers for running this as always, even if it is more and more for us regulars.

Hard to argue with Milos, apart from a quiet start he’s been very good.

#3

Thanks for running this mate. Always good fun!

#4

Huge thanks Rowdy. Apologies I missed the 9 votes, there were times I intended to watch a match back prior to voting and didn’t get there. :pensive:

No surprises with that top 3, or top 5 really, though my members vote went to Rhyan just ahead of Milos. Biggest surprise there has to be the lack of votes for Brillante considering he played pretty much every game aside from when there was the Korean interest. Thought he and Caceres both improved a lot towards the end of the season and probably deserved a few points here and there.

#5

Great work once again from Rowdy.

Love the snake icon for Vedran’s season win!

#6

Great work and thanks from me too. Top 6 make perfect sense although we could always quibble a little about the order. What surprised me was how many points Siem got given how few games he played and how much of a passenger he was for many of those games (a few nice touches aside). For him to score so highly and Zullo and Brillante so lowly shows something about group think, I’d say (and was I the only person who ever gave Josh points?). We all hoped fervently that Siem would produce to his enormous potential and at any sign of this, we loaded in the points for him. Zullo had a couple of weaker games, particularly earlier in the season then was out injured for a couple of weeks, and everyone seemed to think that he was cooked as a player. I thought he was wonderful for us - yet again - for most of the season and particularly in the final heavy weeks.

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#7

+1. From the SCG game vs MV onwards he was back to his marauding best going forwards and still solid AF defensively.

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#8

It’s hard for Brilliant and Zullo to stand out when their direct comparisons are Grant and O’Neill. Doesn’t mean they’re no good but there’s a reason the latter two started for Australia last night.

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