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Mon , 25 Sep 2017



Eugenson Lyngdoh voted - 2015 AIFF Player of the Year

 MARGAO: Eugenson Lyngdoh has been voted as the ‘2015 AIFF Player of the Year.’ The announcement was made by AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel at AIFF Annual General Body Meeting held in Goa on Sunday (December20).

 
Lyngdoh was chosen the winner on basis of votes from Coaches of I-League Clubs. He will be presented a prize of Rs. 2 lakh besides the glittering Trophy.
 
An elated Lyngdoh confessed to www.the-aiff.com that he was “honoured” on being chosen as the ‘2015 AIFF Player of the Year.’
 
“The fact that I was voted by the I-League Coaches makes it all the more special for me. This is just a motivation to do better,” he stated.
 
Furthermore, Bala Devi was declared the 2015 AIFF Woman Footballer of the Year. The 25-year old would be presented a prize of Rs. 1 lakh besides a Trophy.
 
“I thank the AIFF for their constant support and help. I revere the Awards lauded to me by the AIFF a lot and these are the things which matter the most to you as a Player,”
 
Meanwhile Pritam Kotal was declared the ‘2015 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year.’
 
“As a Player it’s my duty to give my best. Being conferred with such an Award means a lot to me. The recognition motivates me further,” he maintained.
 
AIFF also introduced a new Award – the ‘2015 AIFF merging Woman Footballer of the Year’ and it was bagged by Pyari Xaxa.
 
“The AIFF Emerging Woman Player of the Year Award means the World to me and I am so happy that I could achieve this. I thank the AIFF for their constant support and exposure. And without a platform provided by the AIFF, I don’t know where I would be,” Pyari opined.
 
Furthermore, Football Association of Odisha (FAO) bagged the ‘2015 AIFF Award for Best Grassroots Prorgamme.’
 
The ‘2015 AIFF Award for long time contribution to Indian Football was awarded to Coca Cola.
 
Meanwhile, CR Srikrishna won ‘2015 AIFF Award for Best Referee’ while the ‘2015 AIFF Award for Best Assistant Referee’ was awarded to Sapam Knnedy.
 
2015 AIFF AWARDS AT A GLANCE:
 
2015 AIFF Player of the Year: Eugenson Lyngdoh
 
2015 AIFF Woman Footballer of the Year: Bala Devi
 
2015 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year: Pritam Kotal
 
2015 AIFF Emerging Woman Footballer of the Year: Pyari Xaxa
 
2015 AIFF Award for Best Grassroots Development Programme: Football Association of Odisha
 
2015 AIFF Award for long time contribution to Indian Football: Coca Cola
 
2015 AIFF Award for Best Referee: CR Srikrishna
 
2015 AIFF Award for Best Assistant Referee: Sapam Kennedy
 
PREVIOUS WINNERS OF AIFF PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
 
1992: IM Vijayan
 
1993: VP Sathyan
 
1994: Jo Paul Ancheri
 
1995: Bhaichung Bhutia
 
1996: Bruno Coutinho
 
1997: IM Vijayan
 
2000: IM Vijayan
 
2001: Jo Paul Ancheri
 
2002: Deepak Mondal
 
2003: Tomba Singh
 
2004: S. Venkatesh
 
2005: Climax Lawrence
 
2006: Surkumar Singh
 
2007: Sunil Chhetri
 
2008: Bhaichung Bhutia
 
2009: Subrata Paul
 
2010: Gouramangi Singh
 
2011: Sunil Chhetri
 
2012: Syed Rahim Nabi
 
2013: Sunil Chhetri
 
2014: Sunil Chhetri
 
Courtesy- AIFF Media Team