Here’s a look back at the previous winners
Larissa Crummer (Melbourne City) 2015/16 Season
A standout winner following a prolific W-League season for champions City, where she scored 11 goals.
Tommy Oar (Brisbane Roar) 2009/10 Season
After a sensational season for the 18-year-old as he mesmerised defences with his exploits down the left win, he was recognised with the award.
Mat Ryan (Central Coast Mariners) 2010/11 Season
In his first season in the Hyundai A-League, Ryan kept 11 clean sheets to help the Mariners make the grand final. And the rest is history for the current Caltex Socceroos no. 1.
Mat Ryan (Central Coast Mariners) 2011/12 Season
And the gloveman backed it up again 12 months later as the Mariners secured the Premiers’ Plate.
Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory) 2012/13 Season
Capped a remarkable season – which included 15 goals – by not only winning the NAB Young Footballer of the Year but also the Johnny Warren Medal.
Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets) 2013/14 Season
Won the Hyundai A-League’s golden boot that season with 16 goals as well as NAB Young Footballer.
James Jeggo (Adelaide United) 2014/15 Season
Went to a new level under coach Josep Gombau as the Reds fell just one game short of the grand final.
Jamie Maclaren (Brisbane Roar) 2015/16 Season
A breakout season for Maclaren where he scored 20 goals, the most ever by an Australian in a Hyundai A-League campaign.