Angel Berlanga wins Player of the Year

Words: ACFC Media

Sunday 12 May 2019

Picture: Phototek

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Auckland City FC captain Angel Berlanga has won the club's coveted Player of the Year award for the fourth time in history. 

Berlanga, 31, won the Player of the Year award in 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2016-17 seasons and is the only player in club history to win the trophy more than twice.

The Spanish defender also became just the second Auckland City FC player to play more than 200 games for the club when he skippered the Navy Blues against Team Wellington in the ISPS Handa Premiership semi-final back in March.

Berlanga ended the current campaign with 201 matches and seven goals to his name and is just two appearances short of equalling the all-time appearance record currently held by former All White and Navy Blues defender James Pritchett.

Elsewhere, Auckland City FC picked up the OFC Champions League Fair Play award for the third consecutive season in a row following Hienghene Sport's 1-0 victory over AS Magenta in Noumea, New Caledonia, tonight.

An audacious goal midway through the second half by substitute Amy Antoine Roine from inside his own half, just behind the centre circle, left goalkeeper Steve Ixoee stranded as the club from Kone booked it's place at the FIFA Club World Cup 2019.


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