Article: Berisha Sweeps Roar Awards

By: Kosovo Diaspora    August 18, 2012

Albanian import Berisha has had a night to remember as he sweeped all major A-League awards at Brisbane Roar’s official end-of-season presentation dinner on Saturday evening.

The striker already knew of his Golden Boot award following his 21-goal haul throughout the season but also won the Players’ Player of the Year and Members’ Player of the Year awards before claiming the coveted Gary Wilkins Medal for Player of the Year.Massimo Murdocca was also honoured on the night after he broke the record for most appearances for the club during the 2011/12 season – the foundation player is now up to 139 Hyundai A-League appearances in a Brisbane Roar jersey.In the Westfield W-League awards, inspirational midfielder Tameka Butt was named Player of the Year while Aivi Luik won the Players’ Player of the Year award in a season where the team fell just short of Grand Final glory after losing the decider 4-2 to Canberra United.With both players having secured overseas contracts for the Australian off-season with Boston Breakers in the United States and Denmark’s Brondby respectively, their awards were accepted on their behalf by their coach Jeff Hopkins and captain Clare Polkinghorne.Kenneth Dougall claimed the club’s National Youth League Player of the Year after consistently strong performances throughout the season under Head Coach John Sime.In the off-field awards, community coach Lorna Dent was named Brisbane Roar’s Club Person of the Year award while event manager Bruce Stalder received an honourable mention after notching up more than 100 home games at his time with the club.WINNERS
Hyundai A-League Players’ Player of the Year – Besart Berisha
Hyundai A-League Members’ Player of the Year – Besart Berisha
Golden Boot winner – Besart Berisha
Gary Wilkins Player of the Year – Besart Berisha
Westfield W-League Player of the Year – Tameka Butt
Westfield W-League Players’ Player of the Year – Aivi Luik
National Youth League Player of the Year – Kenneth Dougall
Club Person of the Year – Lorna Dent
Berisha Sweeps Roar Awards”
Written by Staff WriterMay 6 2012 11:36
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