United’s Diamanti wins Johnny Warren Medal – Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Perth’s Diego Castro, who won in 2015-16, and Wellington’s Mexican assailant Ulises Davila rounded out the leading five with 23 points each.
Diamanti, 37, was a marquee finalizing for United and was called captain ahead of the club’s inaugural A-League season.
The charming Italian playmaker scored 7 goals and provided an additional seven helps throughout 25 regular-season games, helping United to 5th on the table in their first season.
Diamanti re-signed with United for a more two seasons in July.
Previous Melbourne City coach Erick Mombaerts was named coach of the year after leading City to 2nd on the table and a first grand final.
Adelaide United playmaker Riley McGree won the young footballer of the year award after scoring 10 objectives and taping five assists in 23 video games.
McGree, 21, is anticipated to secure a second relocate to Europe, having formerly had a stint at Belgian outfit Club Brugge.
Sydney FC shot-stopper Andrew Redmayne was named goalkeeper of the year while Newcastle Jets experienced Nikolai Topor-Stanley won goal of the year for his spectacular strike against Perth Glory in round 21.
The Johnny Warren Medal is based upon regular-season type, with former NSL and A-League gamers, the particular video game’s match officials, FFA technical personnel and members of the media each ballot on a 3-2-1 basis on all 143 games.
Those votes are tallied and independently investigated, with the player( s) who accrue( s) the most votes called the winner.
A-LEAGUE AND Y-LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS
* Johnny Warren Medal (Player of the Year): Alessandro Diamanti (Western United).
* Young footballer of the year: Riley McGree (Adelaide United).
* Coach of the year: Erick Mombaerts (Melbourne City).
* Golden boot: Jamie Maclaren (Melbourne City – 22 objectives).
* Objective of the year: Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Newcastle Jets, round 21 v Perth Splendor).
* Goalkeeper of the year: Andrew Redmayne (Sydney FC).
* Y-League gamer of the year: Jake Hollman (Sydney FC).