S.League Awards Night: DPMM, Albirex Biggest Winners
Written by: Nigel Chin
The 20th S.League Awards Night was held on Monday evening at the Marina Bay Sands, as the best of Singapore football were honoured for their efforts.
A special tribute was given to former Geylang International chairman Leong Kok Fann, as well as former Tampines Rovers chairman Teo Hock Seng, both of whom have stepped down in 2015.
Sponsors were all acknowledged for their efforts in supporting the S.League as well.
In a season where Brunei DPMM won their first S.League title, they were rewarded with two of the top three awards.
Azwan Ali clinched the Great Eastern Young Player of the Year award, becoming the first DPMM player to do so, while coach Steve Kean was named the RHB Coach of the Year, finally winning it after losing out last year.
As for the top gong, Albirex Niigata (S) Fumiya Kogure became the first from his club to win the Yeo’s Player of the Year.
In a sensational season, the Japanese midfielder scored five times in all competitions and recorded 13 assists in 38 matches.
Full list of winners:
Polar Fan Club of the Year: Courts Young Lions
Yeo’s Story of the Year: Sazali Abdul Aziz (The New Paper)
Singapore Pools Fair Play Award: Geylang International
Mikasa Picture of the Year: Gavin Foo (The New Paper)
Great Eastern Assistant Referee of the Year: Lim Kok Heng
FBT Referee of the Year: Jansen Foo
RHB Top Scorer Award: Rafael Ramazotti (Brunei DPMM)
The New Paper Goal of the Year: Shotaro Ihata (Albirex Niigata (S))
Great Eastern Young Player of the Year: Azwan Ali (Brunei DPMM)
RHB Coach of the Year: Steve Kean (Brunei DPMM)
Yeo’s Player of the Year: Fumiya Kogure (Albirex Niigata (S))