2011-12: Brett Holman
Brett Holman made it two in a row when he was named the Football Media Association’s (FMA) International Player of the Year for 2011-12 at the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Awards in Brisbane.
“Brett was a clear favourite of FMA members for this year’s award,” said FMA President, Ray Gatt of The Australian.
The period of the award covers approximately the twelve months to the end of May this year.
“His stunning form, which started in South Africa in 2010, has just kept going.
“He is at the stage and age in his career where he is enjoying the best form of his life and he’s had solid performances for his club as well as for the Socceroos.
“He has pace to burn, skills to match and he is growing more and more confident with every appearance in the green and gold,” Gatt said. “He gives the Socceroos a threatening look when he’s in full flight.”
The other nominees in the International Player of the Year were Alex Brosque, Josh Kennedy, Lucas Neill and Luke Wilkshire. Winners of the award in the first two years in 2009 and 2010 were Mark Schwarzer and Tim Cahill.
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