Captain Carl claims Victory Medal

Saturday May 13, 2017

Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri has taken home the 2016/17 Victory Medal.

In winning Melbourne Victory’s highest individual honour, Valeri received 62 votes, seven ahead of James Troisi (55) in second place, with Marco Rojas third on 37 votes.

Victory Medal votes were independently cast on a 3-2-1 basis by head coach Kevin Muscat and assistant coach Jean Paul de Marigny after every game, including finals.

Valeri played 27 times during the club’s A-League 2016/17 campaign, polling in 20 games and being awarded maximum votes on 11 occasions.

In other A-League awards Besart Berisha took home the Golden Boot following his 21 goal campaign, while Marco Rojas was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year, and also scored the Goal of the Year in Round 23 against Perth Glory, as voted by Victory members and fans.

Cameron McGilp collected the Victory Youth Medal, while Pierce Waring claimed the Youth League Golden Boot Award following his six goal season.

In W-League awards it was a clean sweep for striker Natasha Dowie, taking home the Victory Women’s Medal, the Golden Boot and the Players’ Player of the Year gongs, following an outstanding season in which she scored nine goals in 12 matches.

News Source: Melbourne Victory FC