Words: ACFC Media
Saturday 11 May 2019
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Papua New Guinea international David Browne has scooped up the prizes as Auckland City FC celebrated it's 15th Annual Awards in Auckland tonight.
Browne, in his second spell with the club after two years in Dutch football with PEC Zwolle and FC Groningen, nabbed the Keryn Jordan Memorial Award for Golden Boot with his haul of 12 goals and then added both the Players' Player and Supporters' Player of the Year awards.
The 23-year-old becomes just the third player in Auckland City FC history to lift all three awards following on from Ryan De Vries in 2015-16 and Emiliano Tade in 2013-14.
Browne last won the Keryn Jordan Memorial Award for Golden Boot in 2014-15 when he shared the trophy with former Portuguese age group international Joao Moreira.
Other award winners included Dan Morgan who picked up the club's Sportsman of the Year award in a season where he passed the half-century mark for club appearances.
Maro Bonsu-Maro's exciting break-out season was rounded off with deserved recognition as he received the club's Young Player of the Year Award, an award Browne won in 2014-15. Bonsu-Maro netted 10 goals in his first team debut campaign.
IN STAT XI | @AucklandCity_FC may have just bowed out of the @OFCChampsLeague but they dominate the @ISPSHanda Premiership Team of the Season— New Zealand Football (@NZ_Football) April 30, 2019
The line-up is based on points accumulation via @InStatFootball, the official sports performance analysis partner of the #ISPSHandaPrem pic.twitter.com/WqaMPMSpiz
The big award of the evening went to double centurion and club captain Angel Berlanga. The 31-year-old capped off his tenth season with Auckland City FC in fine style as he became just the second player in club history to make over 200 appearances.
It is the fourth time Berlanga has won the club's coveted Player of the Year award after wins in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2016-17.
Camilo Speranza's National Youth League title winning side were also recognised for their on-field successes with Thomas Drillien picking up the Golden Boot, Bradley Wilson lifting Sportsman of the Year while Nathan Lobo received the Most Improved Player award.
The Junior Navy Blues Player of the Year went to their captain and first team squad member Joshua Jones.
As always, the club made special note of it's heroes off the pitch with the 248 Service Crew making it a hat-trick of Supporter of the Year awards. The 248 Service Crew's third club award followed on from their successes in 2012-13 and 2016-17.
Auckland City FC's Club Member of the Year went to long-time Navy Blues stalwart Nardo Yugovich.
The ISPS Handa Premiership In-Stat XI was named by New Zealand Football with no less than six of the Auckland City FC squad featuring in the team.
The team was chosen using a points accumulation process by In-Stat, the official analysis partners of the ISPS Handa Premiership for 2018-19.
FIFA Club World Cup: Did not qualify
OFC Champions League: Semi-finalists
ISPS Handa Premiership: Semi-finalists
ISPS Handa Premiership: Minor premiers
NZF Charity Cup: Winners
Tonghai Financial New Year Cup: Fourth
ACFC SENIOR AWARDS
Player of the Year: Angel Berlanga
Players' Player of the Year: David Browne
Young Player of the Year: Maro Bonsu-Maro
Keryn Jordan Memorial Award for Golden Boot: David Browne
Supporters' Player of the Year: David Browne
Sportsman of the Year: Dan Morgan
ACFC CLUB AWARDS
Supporter of the Year: 248 Service Crew
Cameron Jones Memorial Award for Supporter of the Year: Nardo Yugovich
ACFC MILESTONE AWARDS:
200 matches: Angel Berlanga (201 matches/7 goals)
50 matches: Cam Howieson (65 matches/4 goals)
50 matches: Reid Drake (64 matches/3 goals)
50 matches: Dan Morgan (62 matches/7 goals)
50 matches: Alfie Rogers (50 matches/2 goals)
IN-STAT ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP XI 2018-19
InStat Football selects an ISPS Handa Premiership XI based on points accumulated as sports performance analysis partner of the New Zealand domestic top flight.
Six players from Auckland City FC were selected and includes Micah Lea'alafa, Fabrizio Tavano, David Browne, Angel Berlanga, Dan Morgan and Brian Kaltack.
OCEANIA FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION AWARDS
OFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FAIRPLAY AWARD 2018-19
Sat 26 Oct 2019, kickoff TBA, venue TBC