The fourth edition of the FPAI (Football Players Association of India )Indian Football Awards was held at the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa at Miramar Beach in Panjim.
Awards were handed out in six different categories with the Dempo SC trio of Mahesh Gawli, Climax Lawrence and Samir Naik being felicitated for their service to the nation’s football after retiring from the Indian team independently over the last few months.
The best young player was awarded to Manandeep Singh of Air India,while Ranty Martins Soleye of Dempo SC won the prize for best foreign player of the year.
Syed Rahim Nabi of Mohun Bagan was named as the best Indian player of the year.
East Bengal’s Trevor Morgan got the best coach award of the year.
The fans player of the year was awarded to Francis Fernandes of Salgaocar SC and Dempo Sports Club took home the team of the year award.
FPAI Team of The Year : Karanjit Singh (Salgaocar SC); Deepak Kumar Mondal (Prayag United SC), Mahesh Gawli (Dempo SC), Uga Okpara (East Bengal Club), Syed Rahim Nabi (Mohun Bagan AC); Rocus Lamare (Salgaocar SC), Douhou Sey Djidja Pierre (Pune FC), Roberto Mendes Silva (Churchill Brothers SC), Penn Ikechukwu Orji (East Bengal Club); Odafe Onyeka Okolie (Mohun Bagan AC), Ranty Martins Soleye (Dempo SC).