Domestic Competitions ● Nov 24, 2023

Best of local football feted at FAS Awards Night 2023

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The winners of the Singapore Premier League Team of the Year at the FAS Awards Night 2023, 23 November 2023

 

SINGAPORE, 24 NOVEMBER 2023 – The seventh edition of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS)Awards Night marking the end of the 2023 domestic football season, was held at Orchard Hotel this evening. This prestigious annual event, held amidst an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation, aims to honour the brightest talents of the year and honour the achievements of members of the football fraternity.

 

 

The coveted AIA Singapore Premier League (SPL) Player of the Year award was claimed by Maxime Lestienne, who dazzled the entire season with several stellar performances for Lion City Sailors. Not only was he instrumental in setting up scoring opportunities for his teammates with 21 assists, but his haul of 25 goals also earned him the Golden Boot award as well. Albirex Niigata (S)’s prolific forward Seia Kunori was named AIA Young Player of the Year while his coach, the seasoned Kazuaki Yoshinaga, secured his fourth POLAR Mineral Water Coach of the Year award, solidifying his position as one of the most successful coaches in this category.

 

Lion City Sailors winger Maxime Lestienne with the three trophies that he won at the FAS Awards Night 2023,

23 November 2023

 

Tanjong Pagar United forward Khairul Amri’s stunning strike against Hougang United earned him the SPL Goal of the Season award, while Syazwan Buhari received the SPL Golden Gloves for his outstanding displays in goal for Tampines Rovers. The AIA SPL Team of the Year featured exceptional talents such as Hakeme Yazid (Brunei DPMM), Ryoya Taniguchi (Balestier Khalsa), and Asahi Yokokawa (Albirex Niigata (S)), celebrating their outstanding skills and performances throughout the 2023 season.

 

 

A distinguished judging panel, comprising the 2023 monthly awards panel, head coaches, and captains from the nine SPL clubs, played a crucial role in selecting the nominees and eventual winners.

 

 

In the Deloitte Women’s Premier League (WPL) category, Kitahara Kana received the Deloitte Player of the Year award for her exceptional contribution of 17 crucial goals to Albirex Niigata (S)’s commendable finish in the league. Tanjong Pagar United’s Dhaniyah Qasimah was named the Young Player of the Year, while Yeong Sheau Shyan clinched the Coach of the Year accolade after guiding the Lion City Sailors to back-to-back league titles.

 

Albirex Niigata (S) defender Kitahara Kana received the Deloitte Player of the Year award at the FAS Awards Night 2023,

23 November 2023

 

Acknowledging the crucial role of referees in maintaining the laws of the game, the SELECT Referee of the Year and Assistant Referee of the Year awards were presented to Andrea Verolino and Ronnie Koh Min Kiat, respectively.

 

 

The Singapore Football Leagues (SFL) 1 and 2 witnessed stellar performances, with Chang Guo Guang picking up both the SFL 1 Player of the Year and Golden Boot accolades, while Sukhvinder Singh claimed the SFL 1 Coach of the Year award. In SFL 2, Sharul Shah secured both the Player of the Year and Golden Boot awards, with Yahya Madon receiving the SFL2 Coach of the Year honour.

 

 

The FAS Recognition Awards celebrated seven deserving recipients, including former Singapore internationals Sharil Ishak and Noor Kusumawati Rosman who had hung up their football boots this past year.

 

 

Former Singapore National Women’s Team player, Noor Kusumawati receiving the FAS Special Recognition Award from FAS Deputy General Secretary, Mr Gerard Christopher at the FAS Awards Night 2023, 23 November 2023

 

 

Full list of award recipients for FAS Awards Night 2023:

 

AIA Singapore Premier League 
Award  Nominee  Club/Affiliation  Recipient
AIA Player of the Year Maxime Lestienne Lion City Sailors FC Maxime Lestienne
Seia Kunori Albirex Niigata FC (S)
Ryoya Taniguchi Balestier Khalsa FC
AIA Young Player of the Year Seia Kunori Albirex Niigata FC (S) Seia Kunori
Hakeme Yazid Brunei DPMM FC
Abdul Rasaq Akeem Lion City Sailors FC
POLAR Mineral Water Coach of the Year Kazuaki Yoshinaga Albirex Niigata FC (S) Kazuaki Yoshinaga
Peter de Roo Balestier Khalsa FC
Gavin Lee Tampines Rovers FC
SELECT Goal of the Year N.A. Tanjong Pagar United FC Khairul Amri (vs Hougang United, 6 April 2023)
SPL Golden Boot N.A. Lion City Sailors FC Maxime Lestienne
SPL Golden Glove N.A. Tampines Rovers FC Syazwan Buhari
SINGAPORE POOLS Fair Play Award N.A. N.A. Albirex Niigata FC (S)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 AIA SPL Team of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tampines Rovers FC Syazwan Buhari
Albirex Niigata FC (S) Asahi Yokokawa
Albirex Niigata FC (S) Koki Kawachi
Tampines Rovers FC Milos Zlatkovic
Lion City Sailors FC Diego Lopes
Balestier Khalsa FC Ryoya Taniguchi
Tampines Rovers FC Kyoga Nakamura
Lion City Sailors FC Maxime Lestienne
Albirex Niigata FC (S) Seia Kunori
Brunei DPMM FC Hakeme Yazid
Lion City Sailors FC Shawal Anuar
Deloitte Women’s Premier League
Deloitte Player of the Year Kitahara Kana Albirex Niigata (S) FC Kitahara Kana
Izzati Rosni Lion City Sailors FC
Nur Raudhah Kamis Hougang United FC
Young Player of the Year Nur Sarah Zu’risqha Albirex Niigata (S) FC Dhaniyah Qasimah
Dhaniyah Qasimah Tanjong Pagar United FC
Nur Syazwani Ruzi Lion City Sailors FC
Coach of the Year Yeong Sheau Shyan Lion City Sailors FC Yeong Sheau Shyan
Sivaraj Geevananthan Hougang United FC
Samawira Basri Tanjong Pagar United FC
Referee Awards
SELECT Referee of the Year Ahmad A’Qashah N.A. Andrea Verolino
Farhad Mohd N.A.
Andrea Verolino N.A.
SELECT Assistant Referee of the Year Andy Tan Mint Land N.A. Ronnie Koh Min Kiat
Md Ridha Said N.A.
Ronnie Koh Min Kiat N.A.
Media Awards
Story of the Year World Cup Socceroo Bailey Wright far from done as he embarks on new voyage with Lion City Sailors Gabriel Tan

(ESPN)

Kenneth Tan (Lion City Sailors FC)
From hugging the touchline to prowling it with a flag, ex-winger Oswind Suriya gets his second wind Deepanraj Ganesan (Straits Times)
Yes, we work like women – and it’s been wildly effective Kenneth Tan (Lion City Sailors FC)
Photo of the Year 93:50, Boyhood Dream Lau Lup Yun (Tampines Rovers FC) Ashok Kumar (Lion City Sailors FC)
Victory in Unity Leo Shengwei (Playmaker)
Beguiling mix of Belgian muscle and magic Ashok Kumar (Lion City Sailors FC)
Singapore Football League 1
Player of the Year Chang Guo Guang Singapore Cricket Club Chang Guo Guang
Fareez Farhan Singapore Khalsa Association
Luis Lim Singapore Khalsa Association
Coach of the Year Sivaraj Geevananthan Katong FC Sukhvinder Singh
Steven Tan Singapore Cricket Club
Sukhvinder Singh Singapore Khalsa Association
Golden Boot N.A. Singapore Cricket Club Chang Guo Guang
Fair Play Award N.A. N.A. Katong FC
Singapore Football League 2
Player of the Year Sharul Shah Kaki Bukit SC Sharul Shah
Nabil Iman Police SA
Juma’at Jantan South Avenue SC
Coach of the Year Salehin Amin Bishan Barx FC Yahya Madon
Dalis Supait Kaki Bukit SC
Yahya Madon Police SA
Golden Boot N.A. Kaki Bukit SC Sharul Shah
Fair Play Award N.A. N.A. Singapore Xinhua FC
FAS Centre of Excellence Under-21 League
Golden Boot N.A. Balestier Khalsa FC Kian Jared Ghadessy
   Fair Play Award    N.A. N.A. Lion City Sailors
FAS Centre of Excellence Under-17 League
   Golden Boot     N.A. Geylang International FC Abdul Muqsid Izzet
   Fair Play Award     N.A. N.A. Tampines Rovers FC
FAS Centre of Excellence Under-15 League
   Golden Boot     N.A. Lion City Sailors FC Jadon Quah
   Fair Play Award     N.A. N.A. Lion City Sailors FC
FAS Recognition Awards
FAS Special Award, Sporting Excellence in Singapore Football N.A. Singapore Men’s ‘A’ National Team Player (Retired) Shahril Ishak
N.A. Singapore Women’s ‘A’ National Team Player (Retired) Noor Kusumawati Rosman
For Contribution to Singapore’s Pillars of Football – Capability Development N.A. Referee Assessor Chia Eng Wah John
N.A. Referee Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Jahari
N.A. Match Commissioner (Retired) Salikin Sarkawi
N.A. PBM Chairman of Appeals Committee Abdul Salim Ahmed Ibrahim
N.A. Deputy Director FAS Finance Chin Kok Chua

 

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