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2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards Nominees Announced

Posted on 27 November 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards, with voting open for media and coaches from 27 November through 6 December. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2018 Canadian Players of the Year, celebrating the top male and female footballers from the 2018 calendar season.
 
Media and coaches will vote for the Canadian Players of the Year while only coaches will vote on the new Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award. Both a male and female player will be selected for each award. Canada Soccer staff coaches will select the 2018 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and the Canadian Futsal Player of the Year.
 
The Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award celebrates Canada’s top two youth footballers in recognition of their achievements with Canada Soccer’s National Youth Teams, with an emphasis on their performance at age-category international competitions. In 2018, this will include performances from the U-15 to U-21 age categories in FIFA and Concacaf tournaments as well as the U-21 Toulon Tournament in France (Men). This new award replaces the previous U-17 and U-20 awards.
 
The Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award, recognizing the top save by Canada’s National Team goalkeepers during international play, will be announced on Thursday 6 December. Canadian soccer fans can vote for their top save of the year via CanadaSoccer.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter through Saturday 1 December. All fans who vote for their top save will have the opportunity to be entered to win a Canadian National Team signed jersey.
 
SCHEDULE:
6 December - Allstate Canadian National Team Good Hands Award
7 December - Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year & Canadian Futsal Player of the Year
10 December - Canadian Youth International Players of the Year
11 & 12 December - Canadian Players of the Year
 
Following the Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards, the 2018 Canada Soccer Moment of the Year fan voting will run from 17 to 30 December across Canada Soccer's digital channels. Fans will have the opportunity to choose from a top-10 list of moments over the past 12 months. Throughout the holiday period, fans can follow as the top moments are featured on Canada Soccer’s digital channels: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. From there, they can vote for their favourite moment on CanadaSoccer.com.
 
Fans who register with their vote will be eligible for #CanadaRED prize packs, to be distributed ahead of the announcement of the 2018 Canada Soccer Moment of the Year on 7 January 2019.
 
Canadian Players of the Year
Voting will be done by Canadian media and coaches, selecting first choice, second choice, and third choice. The award celebrates Canada Soccer’s top footballers in recognition of their 2018 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams. Winners to be announced on 11 and 12 December.
 
Canada Soccer Men's National Team Program (#CANMNT)

  • Scott Arfield | SCO / Glasgow Rangers FC
  • Milan Borjan | SRB / FK Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade)
  • Lucas Cavallini | MEX / Puebla FC
  • Jonathan David | BEL / KAA Gent
  • Alphonso Davies | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
  • Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
  • Cyle Larin | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
  • Liam Millar | ENG / Liverpool FC U-23
  • Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
  • Samuel Piette | CAN / Impact de Montréal
  • Ballou Tabla | ESP / FC Barcelona B

 
Canada Soccer Women's National Team Program (#CANWNT)

  • Janine Beckie | USA / Sky Blue FC | ENG / Manchester City FC
  • Kadeisha Buchanan | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
  • Allysha Chapman | USA / NC Courage | USA / Houston Dash
  • Jessie Fleming | USA / UCLA
  • Stephanie Labbé | SWE / Linköpings FC
  • Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC
  • Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
  • Rebecca Quinn | USA / Washington Spirit
  • Sophie Schmidt | GER / FFC Frankfurt
  • Desiree Scott | USA / Utah Royals FC
  • Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
  • Shelina Zadorsky | USA / Orlando Pride

 
Canadian Youth International Players of the Year
The Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award celebrates Canada’s top two youth footballers in recognition of their achievements with Canada Soccer’s National Youth Teams, with an emphasis on their performance at age-category international competitions.
 
Men’s EXCEL Program
#canm20 #canm21

  • Alessandro Busti | ITA / Juventus U-23
  • Mathieu Choinière | CAN / Impact de Montréal
  • Derek Cornelius | SRB / FK Javor Ivanjica
  • Jonathan David | BEL / KAA Gent
  • Julian Dunn | CAN / Toronto FC II
  • Liam Millar | ENG / Liverpool FC U-23
  • Noble Okello | CAN / Toronto FC II
  • Shamit Shome | CAN / Impact de Montréal

 
Women’s EXCEL Program
#canw15 #canw17 #canw20

  • Maya Antoine | CAN / Vaughan SC | Ontario Super REX
  • Wayny Balata | CAN / CS Lakeshore |  Québec Super REX
  • Julia Grosso | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
  • Jordyn Huitema | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
  • Anna Karpenko | CAN / Vaughan SC | Ontario Super REX
  • Jayde Riviere | CAN / Markham SC | Ontario Super REX
  • Jade Rose | CAN / Unionville-Milliken SC | Ontario Super REX
  • Andersen Williams | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX

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