Canada Soccer awards - 2018
Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer announces year-end award nominees

Four players who represented Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2018 have been selected as nominees for the 2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards, which were unveiled today.

On the men’s side, Alphonso Davies is one of 12 nominees for the Canadian men’s national team player of the year, while Julia Grosso, Jordyn Huitema, and Andersen Williams from Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s Girls Elite BC Soccer Rex program are in contention for the Canadian Youth International Player of the Year on the women’s side.

Media and coaches will vote for the Canadian Players of the Year while only coaches will vote on the new Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award. Both a male and female player will be selected for each award. Canada Soccer staff coaches will select the 2018 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year and the Canadian Futsal Player of the Year.
 
The Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award celebrates Canada’s top two youth footballers in recognition of their achievements with Canada Soccer’s National Youth Teams, with an emphasis on their performance at age-category international competitions. In 2018, this will include performances from the U-15 to U-21 age categories in FIFA and Concacaf tournaments as well as the U-21 Toulon Tournament in France (Men). This new award replaces the previous U-17 and U-20 awards.
 
SCHEDULE:
6 December - Allstate Canadian National Team Good Hands Award
7 December - Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year & Canadian Futsal Player of the Year
10 December - Canadian Youth International Players of the Year
11 & 12 December - Canadian Players of the Year
 
Canadian Players of the Year
Voting will be done by Canadian media and coaches, selecting first choice, second choice, and third choice. The award celebrates Canada Soccer’s top footballers in recognition of their 2018 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams. Winners to be announced on 11 and 12 December.
 
Canada Soccer Men's National Team Program (#CANMNT)

  • Scott Arfield | SCO / Glasgow Rangers FC
  • Milan Borjan | SRB / FK Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade)
  • Lucas Cavallini | MEX / Puebla FC
  • Jonathan David | BEL / KAA Gent
  • Alphonso Davies | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
  • Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
  • Cyle Larin | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
  • Liam Millar | ENG / Liverpool FC U-23
  • Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
  • Samuel Piette | CAN / Impact de Montréal
  • Ballou Tabla | ESP / FC Barcelona B

 
Canada Soccer Women's National Team Program (#CANWNT)

  • Janine Beckie | USA / Sky Blue FC | ENG / Manchester City FC
  • Kadeisha Buchanan | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
  • Allysha Chapman | USA / NC Courage | USA / Houston Dash
  • Jessie Fleming | USA / UCLA
  • Stephanie Labbé | SWE / Linköpings FC
  • Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC
  • Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
  • Rebecca Quinn | USA / Washington Spirit
  • Sophie Schmidt | GER / FFC Frankfurt
  • Desiree Scott | USA / Utah Royals FC
  • Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
  • Shelina Zadorsky | USA / Orlando Pride

 
Canadian Youth International Players of the Year
The Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award celebrates Canada’s top two youth footballers in recognition of their achievements with Canada Soccer’s National Youth Teams, with an emphasis on their performance at age-category international competitions.
 
Men’s EXCEL Program
#canm20 #canm21

  • Alessandro Busti | ITA / Juventus U-23
  • Mathieu Choinière | CAN / Impact de Montréal
  • Derek Cornelius | SRB / FK Javor Ivanjica
  • Jonathan David | BEL / KAA Gent
  • Julian Dunn | CAN / Toronto FC II
  • Liam Millar | ENG / Liverpool FC U-23
  • Noble Okello | CAN / Toronto FC II
  • Shamit Shome | CAN / Impact de Montréal

 
Women’s EXCEL Program
#canw15 #canw17 #canw20

  • Maya Antoine | CAN / Vaughan SC | Ontario Super REX
  • Wayny Balata | CAN / CS Lakeshore | Québec Super REX
  • Julia Grosso | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
  • Jordyn Huitema | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX
  • Anna Karpenko | CAN / Vaughan SC | Ontario Super REX
  • Jayde Riviere | CAN / Markham SC | Ontario Super REX
  • Jade Rose | CAN / Unionville-Milliken SC | Ontario Super REX
  • Andersen Williams | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite BC Soccer REX