Victory Medal contenders: Part 1

The 2021/22 Victory Medallist will be crowned at Melbourne Victory’s annual awards night at Crown’s Palladium on Friday night.

This prestigious event, presented by Canva, will include presentations of awards of excellence from the past season.

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In the first of a two-part series, we take a look at some of the contenders for this year’s top award…

Nick D’Agostino

D’Agostino enjoyed a breakout campaign in navy blue, scoring 10 goals in the league season, including goal of the season contenders against Adelaide and Sydney.

The 24-year-old’s form earned him his first Socceroos’ cap in Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia.

Jason Geria

Geria put together another rock-solid season for Victory at right-back, appearing in almost every game and playing an integral role in the best defence in the A-League Men competition, conceding less than a goal a game.

The 29-year-old also made an impact on the scoresheet, scoring in wins over Western United and Sydney FC.

Jake Brimmer

Brimmer was simply incredible from start to finish this season, recording seven goals and seven assists, including standout performances in the FFA Cup and A-League Finals.

The attacking midfielder is one of the favourites to take out the Victory Medal after winning the Johnny Warren Medal (league’s highest honour) and Mark Viduka Medal (FFA Cup Final best afield) in his breakout campaign.

Josh Brillante

Brillante led Victory from the bottom of the table to a second-place finish and an FFA Cup triumph in his first year as captain.

The 29-year-old, who was named captain of the PFA Team of the Season, was a consistent performer in central midfield and scored in wins over Macarthur and Western United.

Honour Roll:

2005/06: Kevin Muscat
2006/07: Kevin Muscat, Danny Allsopp
2007/08: Rodrigo Vargas, Archie Thompson
2008/09: Kevin Muscat, Danny Allsopp
2009/10: Archie Thompson
2010/11: Grant Brebner
2011/12: Ante Covic
2012/13: Mark Milligan
2013/14: Adama Traore
2014/15: Fahid Ben Khalfallah
2015/16: Matthieu Delpierre
2016/17: Carl Valeri
2017/18: Leroy George
2018/19: Leigh Broxham
2019/20: Leigh Broxham
2020/21: Robbie Kruse