Isaías named Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion for record third time

Adelaide United Captain, Isaías, has claimed the Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion Award for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season at the Club’s annual Awards Night on Tuesday.

Held at the National Wine Centre, Isaías received the award for the second consecutive season and has now won the prestigious accolade a Club-record three times since becoming a Red in 2013.

The Spaniard was given the Captain’s armband at the beginning of the season and certainly rose to the occasion with the added responsibility.

The 31-year-old was also presented the Stillwell Hyundai Members’ Player of the Year, voted by the Club’s loyal members after every round.

Isaías, who featured in 25 regular season games, said he was honoured to have won the award.

“I’m very proud to receive this award,” he said. “I must thank my teammates for their support this season and I know I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without them. 

“Unfortunately we could not progress further this season into the Finals, but it was a good learning experience for us and I am sure we will do better next season.” 

Meanwhile Alyssa Mautz was named the Reds’ Westfield W-League Player of the Year for a standout campaign with AUFC Women.

The American import signed on-loan with the Reds at the start of year from National Women’s Soccer League side, Chicago Red Stars, and scored two goals.

Mautz said she was delighted to receive the award in her first season at the Club.

“It’s an honour to be receiving this award,” Mautz said.

“I would never have been able to get this award if it weren’t for my teammates and coaches pushing me every day.” 

Nathan Konstandopoulos collected the Hyundai A-League Rising Star award following a breakout campaign that saw the young midfielder put together a string of impressive performances.

Emily Condon was named the Westfield W-League Rising Star for a superb year with AUFC Women.

The Remo Paris Club Person of the Year went to long-time staff member, Peter “Dukey” Duke, for personifying the Club’s cultural values during his 15 years of dedicated service. Remo’s son, Dino Paris, bestowed the award to Duke.

Ryan Kitto claimed the Hyundai A-League Golden Boot after scoring seven goals in 24 regular season matches from the wing, while Makenzy Doniak secured the Golden Boot with seven goals for the Reds in the Westfield W-league.

Isaac Richards and Charlie Devereux were named as duel winners of the Youth Player of the Year Award.

Daniel Adlung’s thunderous half-volley against the Central Coast Mariners in the team’s 2-1 win in Round 7 was voted the Adelaide United Goal of the Year by fans.