Brendon McAdam named 2012 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year

Brendon McAdam is the 2012 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year

The Canadian Soccer Association has announced that Brendon McAdam is the 2012 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year. McAdam was honoured by selection from the Canada Para Soccer coaching staff.

“Brendon played a very strong role in our entire 2012 year,” said Canadian Para Soccer coach Drew Ferguson. “He provides leadership on the field with fierce work rate and commitment.”

The 22-year old midfielder from Victoria, BC is in his third year with the Canadian Para Soccer program. In June, he helped Canada win the 7-a-side Tournament in Spain with a perfect record of four wins in four matches. McAdam scored four goals, including a hat trick in the final against host Catalonia.

McAdam is the first-ever winner of the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year award. The introduction of the award coincides with the 20th year of the Canada Soccer Player Awards as well as the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Soccer Association.

“Topping off his year with a hat trick – all in the first half and all with his head – is feat at any level of international soccer. Brendon is a very deserving selection for the first Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year.”

The Canadian Para Soccer announcement was made on Friday 7 December. In the coming week, the Canadian Soccer Association will announce the Canadian U-17 Players of the Year on Sunday 9 December, the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year on Monday 10 December, and the BMO Canadian Players of the Year on Tuesday 11 December (female) and Wednesday 12 December (male).

CANADIAN PARA SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2012 Brendon McAdam

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