Johnny Warren Medal

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The Johnny Warren Medal is the award given to the best player in the Hyundai A-League. It was first awarded in the National Soccer League in 1990, and upon the NSL’s demise in November 2004, was carried forward into the A-League. It is named after former Australia national football (soccer) team captain and tireless promoter of football (soccer) in Australia, Johnny Warren.

The most interesting fact about the award is that it’s voted upon by the actual players of the game. This is much different to the Brownlow Medal, AFL Football’s best and fairest award, which is voted on after each game by the umpires.

Previous Johnny Warren Medal Winners

Season Player Team
2012-13 Marco Rojas Melbourne Victory
2011-12 Thomas Broich Brisbane Roar
2010-11 Argentina Marcos Flores Adelaide United
2009-10 Costa Rica Carlos Hernandez Melbourne Victory
2008-09 New Zealand Shane Smeltz Wellington Phoenix
2007-08 Australia Joel Griffiths Newcastle Jets
2006-07 Australia Nick Carle Newcastle Jets
2005-06 Australia Bobby Despotovski Perth Glory

Latest Johnny Warren Medal News

  • Melbourne Knights’ back-to-back titles in 1993-95 should be remembered, writes Simon Hill Monday, 12 February 2018
    “There weren’t many 18 or 19 year olds that could do that.” Viduka’s 17 goals were enough to win him the NSL Golden Boot in 93-94, along with the Johnny Warren Medal, and the Sam Papasavas Med. […]
  • All Whites striker Shane Smeltz stood up when his country needed him to Sunday, 11 February 2018
    He also won the Johnny Warren medal for player of the season during the 2008-09 campaign. After battling away in England’s lower tiers early in his career and failing to land A-League contracts in Aus. […]
  • Smeltz retires from football Saturday, 10 February 2018
    Smeltz made a big impact on the A-League too, taking out the Golden Boot award in 2008-09 with the Phoenix and 2009-10 with Gold Coast United, and winning the Johnny Warren medal as player of the seas. […]
  • Football: Shane Smeltz hangs up his boots Saturday, 10 February 2018
    the Johnny Warren Medal, hanging around his neck. From knocking hopefully and unsuccessfully on doors, Smeltz was now hot property and billionaire owner Clive Palmer tempted him to Gold Coast United.. […]