Mierzejewski named A-League's best

01 May 2018 06:59:26 EST

Adrian Mierzejewski has won the Johnny Warren Medal as the A-League's player of the season, after his first year in the competition.

The Polish international scored 13 goals and provided nine assists in his 25 games this season.

He became the second Sydney FC player in as many years to win the award, following on from Milos Ninkovic.

The 31-year-old attacking midfielder finished comfortably ahead of Newcastle Jets playmaker Dimitri Petratos and Melbourne Victory's Leroy George in the voting.

Petratos and George were joint-second in the award, with Sydney FC's Bobo and Adelaide United midfielder Isaias rounding out the top five.

I couldn't have achieved this award without all my fantastic teammates.

Adrian Mierzejewski

Mierzejewski has now won three personal accolades since arriving at the Sky Blues, having been named Fox Sports player of the year and won the Mark Viduka medal as man of the match in the FFA Cup final.

Though Sydney FC have been denied the chance of a treble this season, following their semi-final defeat to Melbourne Victory at the weekend, the club dominated the annual awards night.

Graham Arnold won the A-League coach of the year prize for the third time while Bobo picked up the Golden Boot after breaking the league record for most goals scored in a single season with 27.

Mierzejewski said he was delighted to have been named player of the year.

"[It] is a great honour and very humbling but I couldn't have achieved this award without all my fantastic teammates.

"They have helped me and my family settle into Sydney and their hard work allows me to go out each week and play my natural game," he said.

Arnold paid testament to his talent, saying: "Adrian has had an outstanding season and he is very deserving of this high award. To come to a new country and league and to perform as he has done in his first season is a remarkable achievement.

"He has shown what a top class player he is and he has been a key part of our success this season. It's a great honour for Sydney FC to have won this award for the second year in a row and long may it continue."

Meanwhile, Sydney's conquerors Melbourne Victory are 19/20 to win the A-League Grand Final, with Newcastle Jets 4/5.

Victory are 8/5 to win the game in 90 minutes.

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