OFCe Awards: the best of Oceania in 2019

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italiano

The year of 2019 was huge for Oceania football: we had players signing their first professional contracts overseas, a first-time winner of OFC Champions League and also the qualifiers for Tokyo Olympics. Many other important facts happened in the year, many players were put under the spotlights and Oceania Football Center inaugurate the OFCe Awards – the best players chosen throught the year by the Oceania Football Center team and guests.

U20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The players chosen to contest to open vote among Oceania Football Center team and guests were:

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Sarpreet Singh (47,2%) ๐Ÿฅ‡
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Raphael Le’ai (36,1%) ๐Ÿฅˆ
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ Terai Bremond (16,7%) ๐Ÿฅ‰

The New Zealand international Sarpreet Singh was chosen the OFCe U20 Player of the Year. The young midfielder made a dream move to the German outfit Bayern Munich, after a stellar season for Wellington Phoenix in A-League. The player also featured in a very good campaign of New Zealand in the U20 FIFA World Cup held in Poland, where New Zealand were knocked-out in the Round of 16.

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR

The players chosen to contest to open vote among Oceania Football Center team and guests were:

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ Rocky Niykeine (41,6%) * ๐Ÿฅ‡
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Stefan Marinovic (41,6%) ๐Ÿฅˆ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Michael Woud (16,8%) ๐Ÿฅ‰

Rocky Nyikeine was chosen as the OFCe Goalkeeper of the Year. The New Caledonian international tied-up with the New Zealand player Stefan Marinovic, but in tie-break vote among the Oceania Football Center directors Nyikene was chosen.

The New Caledonian helped Hienghรจne Sport to grant their first ever OFC Champions League title and also won the Coupe de Calรฉdonie and the Mobil Super Ligue in New Caledonia. Nyikeine made impressive stops all over the season, especially in the FIFA Clubs World Cup in a match against the Qatari national champions Al-Sadd.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The players chosen to contest to open vote among Oceania Football Center team and guests were:

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Roy Krishna (37,5%) ๐Ÿฅ‡
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Sarpreet Singh (22,2%) ๐Ÿฅˆ
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ Antoine Amy Roine (15,2%) ๐Ÿฅ‰
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Chris Wood (13,8%)
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ Bertrand Kaรฏ (11,3%)

The Fijian international Roy Krishna was chosen as the OFCe Best player of the Year. Krishna made a fantastic 2019 for Wellington Phoenix, helping the club to be back to the A-League playoffs by scoring 18 goals in the A-League regular season and one in the Playoff round. He was the top goalscorer of the season in the league and also awarded the best player in the league in the 2018/19 season.

Krishna also helped Fiji to earn bronze in the Pacific Games 2019 held in Samoa before joining his new club in the Indian Super Ligue ATK. Roy finished 2019 in style with very good performances in his new club where he already scored eight times.

Singh, Nyikeine and Krishna; the chosen by Oceania Football Center

Oceania Football Center congratulates all players for their hard work and very good football shown and thanks to all people involved that made this awards happen.

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