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Mooy named PFA Player of the Year

  • Mooy named PFA Player of the Year

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Aaron Mooy of Australia controls the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Iraq at nib Stadium on September 1, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy has been named Player of the Year by his peers, claiming the PFA's annual award.

Mooy enjoyed a tremendous 2015/16 season in the A-League with Melbourne City and created a memorable partnership with Golden Boot winner Bruno Fornaroli before being picked up by EPL giants Manchester City.

The 26-year-old is currently out on loan with championship side Huddersfield Town, where he has scored twice in 19 appearances, with the side eighth on the ladder.

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Mooy was proud of his achievement and joins several stars of the past and present such as Tim Cahill, Mark Schwarzer and Mile Jedinak with his win.

"To join the likes of Mark Schwarzer and Tim Cahill is an honour and one I am proud of," Mooy said.

"To be chosen by the players makes this award very special.

"I'm very thankful for the support of my family through the good times and bad, my teammates and all the players who voted for me. It was a great year for me and I'm very proud to have been named the player of the year."

Mooy was joined on the winners lost by Brisbane Roar striker Jamie Maclaren, who was named the young footballer of the year, while Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams won her second PFA Women's Footballer of the Year award.

"Over the past few years we have had a really hectic schedule and a lot of ups and downs and to have the backing of the girls means so much,"Williams said.

Socceroos legend Harry Kewell was also named the Alex Tobin Medallist in recognition of his contribution to the sport.

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