North American Soccer League other awards

The North American Soccer League operated from 2011 to 2017 and presented several awards for individual performance at the end of each season.

Awards

Golden Ball Award

The Golden Ball is the league MVP award.

YearNameNationalityClubRef.
2011Etienne Barbara MaltaCarolina RailHawks[1]
2012Pablo Campos BrazilSan Antonio Scorpions[2]
2013Georgi Hristov BulgariaTampa Bay Rowdies[3]
2014Miguel Ibarra United StatesMinnesota United FC[4]
2015Stefano Pinho BrazilFort Lauderdale Strikers[5]
2016Juan Arango VenezuelaNew York Cosmos[6]
2017Stefano Pinho BrazilMiami FC[7]

Golden Boot Award

The Golden Boot is the league's leading scorer.

YearNameNationalityClubRef.
2011Etienne Barbara MaltaCarolina RailHawks[8]
2012Pablo Campos BrazilSan Antonio Scorpions[9]
2013Brian Shriver United StatesCarolina RailHawks[10]
2014Christian Ramirez United StatesMinnesota United FC[11]
2015Stefano Pinho BrazilFort Lauderdale Strikers[12]
2016Christian Ramirez United StatesMinnesota United FC[6]
2017Stefano Pinho BrazilMiami FC[13]

Golden Glove Award

The Golden Glove is the league Goalkeeper of the year award.

YearNameNationalityClubRef.
2011Evan Bush United StatesMontreal Impact[1]
2012Daryl Sattler United StatesSan Antonio Scorpions[14]
2013Kyle Reynish United StatesNew York Cosmos[15]
2014John Smits CanadaFC Edmonton[15]
2015Romuald Peiser FranceOttawa Fury FC[16]
2016Matt Van Oekel United StatesFC Edmonton[6]
2017Mario Daniel Vega ArgentinaMiami FC[17]

Coach of the Year Award

The Coach of the Year award was initiated in 2011 with an independent panel. In 2012 the NASL adopted it as an official award.

YearNameNationalityClubRef.
2011Manny Lagos United StatesNSC Minnesota Stars[18]
2012Ricky Hill EnglandTampa Bay Rowdies[19]
2013Brian Haynes Trinidad and TobagoAtlanta Silverbacks[20]
2014Manny Lagos United StatesMinnesota United FC[21]
2015Marc Dos Santos CanadaOttawa Fury FC[22]
2016Tim Hankinson United StatesIndy Eleven[6]
2017Marc Dos Santos CanadaSan Francisco Deltas[23]

Fair Play Award

Awarded to the team with the lowest point total from Yellow and Red cards throughout the season.

YearClubRef.
2011Tampa Bay Rowdies[1]
2012Tampa Bay Rowdies[24]
2013Minnesota United FC[25]
2014Tampa Bay Rowdies[26]
2015Ottawa Fury FC[27]
2016Carolina RailHawks[6]
2017North Carolina FC[28]

Goal of the Year Award

Award voted on by the fans over the internet for the best goal of the season.

YearNameNationalityClubRef.
2011not awarded--
2012not awarded--
2013Pedro Mendes BrazilAtlanta Silverbacks[29]
2014Christian Ramirez United StatesMinnesota United FC[30]
2015Junior Burgos El SalvadorAtlanta Silverbacks[31]
2016Duke Lacroix United StatesIndy Eleven[6]
2017Zach Steinberger United StatesJacksonville Armada[32]

Young Player of the Year

Award given to the league's top player under the age of 24.

YearNameNationalityClubRef.
2011not awarded--
2012not awarded--
2013not awarded--
2014Christian Ramirez United StatesMinnesota United FC
2015Leo Fernandes BrazilNew York Cosmos
2016Papé Diakité SenegalFC Edmonton[6]
2017Jack Blake ScotlandJacksonville Armada[33]

Humanitarian of the Year

Award given to the player who most positively impact the lives of others.

YearNameNationalityClubRef.
2011not awarded--
2012not awarded--
2013not awarded--
2014Chris Nurse GuyanaFort Lauderdale Strikers
2015Drew Beckie CanadaOttawa Fury
2016Michael Lahoud Sierra LeoneMiami FC[6]
2017Austin da Luz United StatesNorth Carolina FC[34]

References

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