Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards with voting open for media and coaches from 27 November through 8 December. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2019 Canadian Players of the Year, celebrating the top male and female footballers from the 2019 calendar season.
The annual award, introduced in 1993, celebrates achievements at both the international and club level, with an emphasis on National Teams performances. All 24 nominees for the 2019 Canadian Players of the Year award featured for Canada this past year including participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Concacaf Gold Cup, or Concacaf Nations League.
Media and coaches will vote for the Canadian Players of the Year while only coaches will vote on the Canadian Youth International Players of the Year. Both a male and female player will be selected for each award. Canada Soccer staff coaches will select the 2019 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 2019, this will include performances from the U-15 to U-20 age categories in FIFA and Concacaf tournaments.
The Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award, recognizing the top save by Canada’s National Team goalkeepers during international play, will be announced on Thursday 6 December. Canadian soccer fans can vote for their top save of the year via CanadaSoccer.com/goodhands, Facebook, Instagram Stories, and Twitter through Sunday 1 December. Fans who vote for their top save will have the opportunity to be entered to win a Canadian National Team signed jersey.
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 2019 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams.
Canada Soccer Men’s National Team Program (#CANMNT)
• Scott Arfield | #CANMNT | SCO / Rangers FC
• Milan Borjan | #CANMNT | SRB / FK Crvena zvezda
• Lucas Cavallini | #CANMNT | MEX / Puebla FC
• Derek Cornelius | #CANMNT | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
• Jonathan David | #CANMNT | BEL / KAA Gent
• Alphonso Davies | #CANMNT | GER / FC Bayern München
• Junior Hoilett | #CANMNT | WAL / Cardiff City FC
• Atiba Hutchinson | #CANMNT | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
• Mark-Anthony Kaye | #CANMNT | USA / Los Angeles FC
• Richie Laryea | #CANMNT | CAN / Toronto FC
• Jonathan Osorio | #CANMNT | CAN / Toronto FC
• Samuel Piette | #CANMNT | CAN / Impact de Montréal
Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Program (#CANWNT)
• Janine Beckie | #CANWNT | ENG / Manchester City FC
• Kadeisha Buchanan | #CANWNT | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
• Allysha Chapman | #CANWNT | USA / Houston Dash
• Sabrina D’Angelo | #CANWNT | SWE / Vittsjö GIK
• Jessie Fleming | #CANWNT | USA / UCLA
• Jordyn Huitema | #CANWNT | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC
• Stephanie Labbé | #CANWNT | USA / NC Courage
• Ashley Lawrence | #CANWNT | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC
• Sophie Schmidt | #CANWNT | USA / Houston Dash
• Desiree Scott | #CANWNT | USA / Utah Royals FC
• Christine Sinclair | #CANWNT | USA / Portland Thorns FC
• Shelina Zadorsky | #CANWNT | 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
• Loïc Cloutier | #canm15
• Gianfranco Facchineri | #canm17
• Kamron Habibullah | #canm17
• Marc Kouadio | #canm17
• Jayden Nelson | #canm17
• Damiano Pecile | #canm17
• Jacen Russell-Rowe | #canm17
• Nathan-Dylan Saliba | #canm15
Women’s EXCEL Program
• Tanya Boychuk | #canw20
• Jessica De Filippo | #canw20
• Kaila Novak | #canw20
• Jade Rose | #canw17 #canw20
• Caitlin Shaw | #canw20
• Nikayla Small | #can17
• Olivia Smith | #canw17
• Julianne Vallerand | #canw20