James Troisi wins PFA Player of the Month award


Melbourne Victory playmaker James Troisi has been announced as the joint PFA A-League Player of the Month for February, sharing the award with Perth Glory’s Diego Castro.

Voted on by all of the PFA’s A-League-based members, the pair enjoyed a brilliant month to finish equal top of the voting.

Troisi scored one goal in four games in February, with his overall form earning him a Socceroos call-up for this month’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Having helped Victory to three wins for the month, Troisi said the award topped what had been an encouraging month for the club.

“Winning an award that is voted on by your peers is special for all players,” he said. “I’m thankful to all the players who voted for me.

“February was a good month for us, but we are far from satisfied and determined to bring more success to the club.”

PFA president Alex Wilkinson said Castro and Troisi were both worthy recipients of the players’ recognition.

“We saw some fantastic performances during February and none more so than by Diego and James,” said Wilkinson.

“They have been instrumental for their clubs this season and I’m sure they’ll continue to be as the Finals Series approaches.”