Canada Soccer Player Awards
Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2017 Canada Soccer Player Awards, with voting open for media and coaches from 29 November through 7 December. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2017 Canadian Players of the Year award, celebrating the top male and female footballers from the 2017 calendar season.
Media and coaches will vote on the two Canadian Players of the Year while coaches will also vote on the two Canadian U-20 Players of the Year and Canadian U-17 Players of the Year. There are 12 nominees from each of the Men’s National Team and Women’s National Team programs as well as six youth nominees from each of the U-20 and U-17 programs. Canada Soccer staff coaches will select the 2017 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and the Canadian Futsal Player of the Year.
This marks the 25th year since the Canada Soccer Player Awards were introduced in 1993. The awards recognise player performances with both the national teams and respective club teams. Announcements for this year’s awards will run from 8-15 December.
On 7 December, the Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award will recognise the top save by Canada Soccer’s National Team goalkeepers during international play. Canadian soccer fans can vote for their top save of the year via CanadaSoccer.com from 20 November to 3 December. All fans who vote for their top save will have the opportunity to be entered to win a signed Canada Soccer jersey.
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 21, 2017
7 December – Allstate Canadian National Team Good Hands Award
8 December – Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year & Canadian Futsal Player of the Year
11 December – Canadian U-17 Players of the Year
12 December – Canadian U-20 Players of the Year
14 & 15 December – Canadian Players of the Year
Following the Canada Soccer Player Awards, the 2017 Canada Soccer Moment of the Year fan voting runs 18 to 29 December across Canada Soccer’s digital channels. Fans will have the opportunity to choose from a top-10 list of moments from the past 12 months. Throughout the holiday period, fans can follow as the top moments are featured on Canada Soccer’s digital channels: Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN), Facebook (www.facebook.com/canadasoccer), and Instagram (@canadasoccer). 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 2017 Canada Soccer Moment of the Year on 9 January 2018.
Canadian Players of the Year
Voting 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 2017 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams. Winners to be announced on 14 and 15 December.
Canada Soccer Men’s National Team Program (#CANMNT)
Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Program (#CANWNT)
Canadian U-20 Players of the Year
Canada Soccer Men’s U-20 Program (#canm20) – players born 1996 or later
Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 Program (#canw20) – players born 1997 or later
Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.