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Davies & Huitema named Canadian U-17 Players of the Year for Canada Soccer

Posted on 11 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies and Jordyn Huitema have been named 2017 Canadian U-17 Players of the Year after outstanding campaigns that included call ups to Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and Women’s National Team. Canada’s two young footballers won the honour from a vote by national More

Twardek & Fleming named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year for Canada Soccer

Posted on 11 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Kris Twardek and Jessie Fleming have been named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year after outstanding campaigns highlighted by Canada Soccer's 2017 National Teams international season. Canada’s two young footballers won the honour from a vote by National Teams coaches as well as Canadian clubs a More

2017 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards kick off with Para Soccer and Futsal Awards

Posted on 7 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Jamie Ackinclose Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year; Nazim Belguendouz Canadian Futsal Player of the Year More

2017 Allstate Good Hands® Award Announced

Posted on 6 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Canadian soccer fans have voted Stephanie Labbé’s leaping save against the USA in an international friendly on November 9 as the 2017 Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands® Award. The save came at a critical moment in the match when, in the 39th minute, Lindsay Horan struck a More

25th edition of Canada Soccer Player Awards launched with 2017 nominees list

Posted on 28 November 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer Player Awards More

Pretty and Noseworthy highlight Newfoundland Labrador winners

Posted on 27 November 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Holy Cross FC women named Team of the Year More

Córdoba, Western Halifax FC highlight Night of Excellence

Posted on 26 November 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Soccer Nova Scotia Night of Excellence More

Bernier, Richard named Québec Soccer players of the year

Posted on 25 November 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Bernier also inducted into Québec Soccer's Hall of Fame More

Canada Soccer match in Toronto featured Paul Stalteri Hall of Fame induction

Posted on 24 August 2017 in Awards & Recognition

CONCACAF champion and Canadian soccer legend Paul Stalteri will be inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame ahead of a Men’s International Soccer match More

Alphonso Davies wins Young Player, Golden Boot and Best XI Honours at Gold Cup 2017

Posted on 27 July 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies wins the Young Player Award at #GoldCup2017 #CanMNT pic.twitter.com/QTMCcflYAw— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) July 27, 2017 Alphonso Davies also wins the Golden Boot at #GoldCup2017 #Can #CANMNT pic.twitter.com/MjX6wtY0YR— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) July 27, 201 More

BC Soccer celebrates 2016-17 award winners

Posted on 10 June 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Connor Hildebrandt, Rheanne Sleiman More

Class of 2017: Stalteri and Walsh named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 25 May 2017 in Awards & Recognition

The Canada Soccer Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2017 featuring former National Team captains Paul Stalteri and Amy Walsh."Canada Soccer is honoured to celebrate the leadership and accomplishments of both Paul Stalteri and Amy Walsh as part of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 20 More

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame launches new name, logo, and mission

Posted on 15 May 2017 in Awards & Recognition

173 honoured members including Connaught Series legends More

Canada Soccer celebrates annual award winners

Posted on 3 May 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has paid tribute to some key individuals who have helped the game grow both at home and abroad More

Levis, Kambeitz named Saskatchewan's best of 2016

Posted on 19 March 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Saskatchewan Soccer Technical & Recognition Awards More

Christine Sinclair named Best of BC

Posted on 9 March 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Sport BC's 51st annual Athlete of the Year awards More

Hiebert, Lucas named Manitoba Soccer players of the year

Posted on 26 February 2017 in Awards & Recognition

2016 Manitoba Soccer awards More

Sanoh, Roberts named best on Prince Edward Island

Posted on 26 February 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Annual PEISA award winners More

Olympic hero Stephanie Labbé honoured at Alberta Soccer Awards

Posted on 29 January 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Labbé wins Award of Excellence More

Canada Soccer honoured in annual CONCACAF awards

Posted on 18 January 2017 in Awards & Recognition

2016 CONCACAF Awards More

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Kris Twardek and Jessie Fleming have been named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year after outstanding campaigns highlighted by Canada Soccer's 2017 National Teams international season. Canada’s two young footballers won the honour from a vote by National Teams coaches as well as Canadian clubs and coaches.

At the international level, Jessie Fleming was a key midfielder with Canada Soccer's Women's National Team as she made 11 appearances and scored a goal and an assist. She also earned Player of the Match honours against USA in a 1:1 draw at BC Place in November. At the college level, she helped UCLA reach the NCAA College Cup final and she is a top-three finalist for M.A.C. Hermann Trophy honours (with the winner to be announced in January 2018).

"She has been building her identiy this year as one of the leading international midfielders," said John Herdman, Head Coach of Canada Soccer's Women's National Team. "She has been doing that on the field with a goal against Costa Rica and a standout performance against USA where she really did set the standard for any midfielder when playing against arguably the best team in the world."

At the international level, Kris Twardek represented Canada at the CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship in February (one goal in two matches) and then made his international "A" debut against El Salvador in October. In England, he went on loan to Braintree Town where he made 12 appearances at the end of the 2016-17 season, then started the new season back at Millwall FC and made his Championship debut in a 0:0 draw against Hull City on 21 November.

"Kris is a player that has evolved quite a lot in the past year and you can tell we have in our hands a great player for Canada," said Octavio Zambrano, Head Coach for Canada Soccer's Men's National Team. "He did not disappoint when he came into the Men's National Team in October as everything we saw him do with his club he brought into our camp."

Fleming finished first in voting ahead of runners up Deanne Rose (Alliston, ON / Scarborough GS United & University of Florida), Sarah Stratigakis (Woodbridge, ON / Aurora United FC and University of Michigan), and Gabrielle Carle (Lévis, QC / CS Lévis-Est and Florida State University). Twardek finished first in voting ahead of runners up Tristan Borges (Toronto, ON / sc Herenveen), Luca Uccello (Richmond Hill, ON / Toronto FC II), and James Pantemis (Montréal / Impact Montréal FC). This year’s Canadian U-20 Players of the Year award was open to male footballers born 1997 or later and female players born 1998 or later.

The 2017 Canada Soccer Player Awards are announced from 8-14 December, with the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year (Jamie Ackinclose) and Canadian Futsal Player of the Year (Nazim Belguendouz) announced on 8 December, the Canadian U-17 Players of the Year (Alphonso Davies and Jordyn Huitema) announced on 11 December, the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year (Kris Twardek and Jessie Fleming) announced on 12 December, and the Canadian Players of the Year to be announced on 13 and 14 December.

CANADIAN U-20 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Link to all winners on CanadaSoccer.com
2017
 – Kris Twardek & Jessie Fleming
2016 – Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla & Jessie Fleming

2015 – Michael Petrasso & Jessie Fleming
2014 – Michael Petrasso & Kadeisha Buchanan
2013 – Dylan Carreiro & Kadeisha Buchanan
2012 – Doneil Henry & Sabrina D'Angelo
2011 – Ashtone Morgan & Amelia Pietrangelo
2010 – Ethan Gage & Jonelle Filigno
2009 – Nana Attakora & Chelsea Stewart
2008 – Nana Attakora & Jonelle Filigno
2007 – Asmir Begovic & Sophie Schmidt
2006 – David Edgar & Jodi-Ann Robinson
2005 – Ryan Gyaki & Kara Lang

Alphonso Davies and Jordyn Huitema have been named 2017 Canadian U-17 Players of the Year after outstanding campaigns that included call ups to Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and Women’s National Team. Canada’s two young footballers won the honour from a vote by national team coaches as well as Canadian clubs and coaches.

Davies of Edmonton, Alberta plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC while Huitema of Chilliwack, British Columbia plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls REX. In 2017 with Canada, Davies was the Top Scorer and Best Young Player at the CONCACAF Gold Cup while Huitema made her international debut at 15 and became Canada’s second-youngest goalscorer just a month after her 16th birthday.

Davies scored three goals in six matches and won both the Golden Boot and Best Young Player awards at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. With Vancouver Whitecaps FC, he scored three goals and two assists in 33 matches across all competitions, including a goal in the quarter-finals of 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League. He also became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the Canadian Championship with a goal against Montréal in May.

“It was a breakout year for Alphonso Davies as the CONCACAF Gold Cup gave him the stage to showcase the range of his talents,” said Octavio Zambrano, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “He is a force with which to be reckoned as he is strong, he is fast, and he doesn’t flinch in front of goal. He is a player with all the tools and he has a good head on his shoulders.”

Huitema scored two goals in seven international matches as she became the third youngest player in Women’s National Team program history. After helping Canada finish second at the 2017 Algarve Women’s Cup in March, she scored a brace against CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica in a 6:0 home win in June. She then scored with each the U-20 and U-17 teams in July, making her the first Canadian to score at three different international age groups in the same calendar year.

“To score two goals in front of over 20,000 fans after just turning 16 is something that every kid dreams to do,” said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “She made her dreams come true in 2017. To score at every age group is a unique achievement for a unique player. She has an exciting future, but it is underpinned by an intense work ethic and that makes this young player special.”

Davies, who also won the award in 2016, finished first in 2017 voting ahead of runners up Jordan Faria (Brampton, ON / Toronto FC Academy) and Julian Dunn-Johnson (Richmond Hill, ON / Toronto FC II). Huitema finished first in voting ahead of runners up Jayde Riviere (Markham, ON / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite) and Ariel Young (Ottawa, ON / Ottawa Fury FC Girls Elite). This year’s Canadian U-17 Players of the Year award was open to male footballers born 2000 or later and female players born 2001 or later.

The 2017 Canada Soccer Player Awards are announced from 8-14 December, with the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year (Jamie Ackinclose) and Canadian Futsal Player of the Year (Nazim Belguendouz) announced on 8 December, the Canadian U-17 Players of the Year announced on 11 December (Alphonso Davies and Jordyn Huitema), the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year announced on 12 December, and the Canadian Players of the Year announced on 13 and 14 December.

CANADIAN U-17 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
2017 – Alphonso Davies & Jordyn Huitema
2016 – Alphonso Davies & Deanne Rose
2015 – Kadin Chung & Kennedy Faulknor
2014 – Ballou Tabla & Jessie Fleming
2013 – Marco Carducci & Sura Yekka
2012 – Marco Carducci & Ashley Lawrence
2011 – Bryce Alderson & Ashley Lawrence
2010 – Bryce Alderson & Diamond Simpson
2009 – Russell Teibert & Abigail Raymer
2008 – Russell Teibert & Monica Lam-Feist
2007 – Olivier Lacoste-Lebuis & Monica Lam-Feist

Jamie Ackinclose and Nazim Belguendouz have been named winners as part of the 2017 Canada Soccer Player Awards, with Ackinclose named the Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and Belguendouz named the Canadian Futsal Player of the Year. The two Canada Soccer national team players excelled in their respective sports in 2017.

Jamie Ackinclose won Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year honours after another standout season which was highlighted at the IFCPF World Championships. He was versatile at different positions, notably scoring four goals and three assists and earning Player of the Match honours three times in seven international matches. Throughout the IFCPF World Championships, Ackinclose was the veteran leader on a young Canadian squad that finished 13th overall.

“Jamie was instrumental at both ends of the field and his experience and leadership on and off the field played a huge role at the IFCPF World Championships,” said Drew Ferguson, Head Coach of Canada Soccer’s National Para Soccer Team. “We have a solid young team, but when we needed a player to put his foot on the ball and slow things down or make that one great pass, Jamie was that player for the Canadian team.”

Nazim Belguendouz of FC Sparte in Montréal is the first Canadian Futsal Player of the Year. In 2016-17, he helped his club finish second in the Québec league (PLFQ) standings by a single point while leading his division with 12 goals, seven of which were scored in the 2017 calendar year. Already in the early part of 2017-18, he has found himself at the top of his division’s goalscoring race with eight goals in the first three games of the new season.

“Nazim has been the most consistent player over the past few years and he has been on the top of his game in 2017,” said Kyt Selaidopoulos, Head Coach of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Futsal Team. “He stands out as a number of different players could have won this award and that speaks very well to the future of futsal in Canada.”

This marks the 25th edition of the Canada Soccer Player Awards. In the coming, the two Canadian U-17 Players of the Year will be announced on Monday 11 December, the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year will be announced on Tuesday 12 December, and the Canadian Players of the Year will be announced on Thursday and Friday 14-15 December.

On Thursday 7 December, Stephanie Labbé won the second edition of the Allstate Canadian National Team Good Hands Award.

SCHEDULE:
11 December - Canadian U-17 Players of the Year
12 December - Canadian U-20 Players of the Year
14 & 15 December - Canadian Players of the Year

Following the Canada Soccer Player Awards, the 2017 Canada Soccer Moment of the Year fan voting runs 18 December to January 3 across Canada Soccer's digital channels. Fans will have the opportunity to choose from a top-10 list of moments from the past 12 months. Throughout the holiday period, fans can follow as the top moments are featured on Canada Soccer’s digital channels: Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN), Facebook (www.facebook.com/canadasoccer), and Instagram (@canadasoccer). From there, they can vote for their favourite moment on CanadaSoccer.com.

Fans who register with their vote will be eligible for #CanadaRED prize packs, to be distributed ahead of the announcement of the 2017 Canada Soccer Moment of the Year on 9 January 2018.

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