Adelaide United Captain, Isaías Sánchez, has clinched the Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion Award following an incredible Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season at the Club’s annual Awards Night on Tuesday.
This year’s edition was held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, with Isaías receiving the prestigious award for the third successive season and a Club-record fourth time overall since joining the Reds in 2013.
The Spaniard, who became an Australian Citizen in January this year, was again at his consistent and influential best in United’s engine room, scoring four goals.
The 32-year-old was also presented the Stillwell Hyundai Members’ Player of the Year, voted by the Club’s loyal members after every round.
Isaías played every minute of all 27 league matches, setting a new personal record, and said it was a tremendous honour to win the accolade.
“This is a very proud achievement for me and one that means so much,” Isaías said.
“I want to thank my family and my teammates for helping me achieve this because without them I know it would not be possible.
“As amazing as this award is, I know there is a bigger prize that we can all share in still there for us to win.
“It all starts on Sunday and between the boys and myself we are going to do everything to reach the next stage of the Finals and, from there, anything is possible.”
Meanwhile, Amber Brooks was named the Reds’ Westfield W-League Player of the Year for a sensational campaign with Adelaide United Women.
The American centre-back signed on-loan with the Reds at the start of the season from National Women’s Soccer League side, Houston Dash, and was a steadfast presence in defence.
Brooks, who registered three assists, stated she was thrilled to receive the award in her maiden season at the Club.
“I’m honoured and grateful to receive this year’s player of the year award,” Brooks said.
“I’ve been fortunate to play on many teams in my career and I can honestly say my season as a Red this year was by far my most enjoyable experience.
“I think we can all be very proud of the new records we set as a Club.”
Ryan Strain was named the Hyundai A-League Rising Star in the wake of a breakout campaign which saw him excel at full-back.
Charlotte Grant collected the Westfield W-League Rising Star for a brilliant year with AUFC Women, featuring in 11 matches.
The Remo Paris Club Person of the Year went to staff member, Will Cutts, for epitomising the Club’s cultural values.
Craig Goodwin claimed the Hyundai A-League Golden Boot after scoring an impressive 10 goals in 27 regular season matches from the wing.
The 27-year-old’s stunning, half-volleyed strike against Sydney FC to decide the 2018 FFA Cup Final was also voted the Adelaide United Goal of the Year by fans.
Meanwhile, Veronica Latsko secured the Golden Boot with a prolific nine goals for the Reds in the Westfield W-league.
Carlo Armiento and Louis D’Arrigo were named as duel winners of the Youth Player of the Year Award.