Vidosic claims Reds' top honour

Adelaide United FC playmaker Dario Vidosic has taken out the Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion Award for Season 8.

Adelaide United FC playmaker Dario Vidosic has taken out the Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion Award for Season 8.

Vidosic narrowly edged out fellow playmaker Marcelo Carrusca to win the club-s most prestigious individual award.

Missing just two of the Reds- 27 games of the minor round, Vidosic finished as the Reds- leading scorer with nine goals to go with his six goal assists.

The 26 year old finished seventh highest in the league for passing efficiency, while he also had the sixth most shots on target of any player for the season to further highlight his impressive 2012/13 campaign.

“It is a great honour and overwhelming to win this award,” Vidosic said.

“At the end of the day you always look at the season from a team perspective, and not being able to hold up a trophy at the end of it is disappointing, but to be acknowledged on an individual note and winning an award that is named after Aurelio Vidmar who is a legend of the club, it means as lot.”

On gauging his own season, Vidosic says he was pleased to be able to contribute on the field but is determined to take his game up another level.

“To help the team was good but I still think I can improve a lot…the bar has been set and I want to try and improve again next season and get better,” Vidosic said.

Carrusca-s stellar debut season that announced his arrival on the Hyundai A-League scene and made him one of the finds of the season saw the Argentine also, like Vidosic, finish with six assists while finding the back of the net five times.

Inspirational captain Eugene Galekovic rounded out the top three in the count, but the exceptional shot stopper did not go home empty handed as he won his fourth Player-s Player honour, an award voted on by his peers as the player to have consistently been the most valuable on the park.

Striker Bruce Djite was named Best Team Man, while exciting youngster Awer Mabil capped off his recent National Youth League Player of the Year accolade by taking out the club-s Rising Star Award and the Adelaide United Youth Team Most Valuable Player.

The playing squad will be on annual leave from April 29 before returning for pre season training on June 10.

Adelaide United 2012/13 Award Winners Club Champion - Dario Vidosic Player-s Player - Eugene Galekovic Best Team Man - Bruce Djite Rising Star - Awer Mabil Youth Team Most Valuable Player - Awer Mabil

Adelaide United FC - Previous Award Winners Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion 2011/12 Zenon Caravella, 2010/11 Cassio, 2009/10 Eugene Galekovic, 2008/09 Eugene Galekovic, 2007/08 Cassio, 2006/07 Jason Spagnuolo, 2005/06 Carl Veart, 2003/04 Richie Alagich Player-s Player 2011/12 Eugene Galekovic, 2010/11 Marcos Flores, 2009/10 Eugene Galekovic, 2008/09 Eugene Galekovic, 2007/08 Cassio, 2006/07 Jason Spagnuolo, 2005/06 Michael Valkanis, 2003/04 Richie Alagich Best Team Man 2011/12 Nigel Boogaard, 2010/11 Adam Hughes, 2009/10 Fabian Barbiero, 2008/09 Fabian Barbiero, 2007/08 Shaun Ontong, 2006/07 Robert Cornthwaite, 2005/06 Matthew Kemp, 2003/04 Michael Valkanis Rising Star 2011/12 Osama Malik, 2010/11 Iain Ramsay, 2009/10 Mathew Leckie, 2008/09 Scott Jamieson, 2007/08 Bruce Djite, 2006/07 Nathan Burns, 2005/06 Adam van Dommele, 2003/04 Aaron Goulding National Youth League MVP 2011/12 Jordan Elsey, 2010/11 Allan Welsh, 2009/10 Dane Milovanovic, 2008/09 Michael Marrone