Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) have revealed the nominees for Footballer of the Year, Women's Footballer of the Year and Harry Kewell Medal in 2017.
The nominees were selected by the PFA Awards Committe, which is made up by former Socceroos and leading figures in football media.
Those selected for PFA Footballer of the Year in 2017 are:
Jackson Irvine, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, Danny Vukovic and Milos Ninkovic.
Those selected for PFA Women's Footballer of the Year are:
Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord, Katrina Gorry, Alana Kennedy, Sam Kerr and Lydia Williams.
Those selected for the PFA Harry Kewell medal, which recognises outstanding achievement by an under 23 footballer playing in the A-League or an overseas based Australian are:
Mustafa Amini, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Alex Gersbach and Riley McGree.
For the first time the PFA will also recognise the nation’s best performed Under 21 female footballer. The nominees for the PFA Young Women’s Footballer of the Year are:
Ellie Carpenter, Alex Chidiac, Grace Maher and Remy Siemsen.
The PFA is also introducing a new award in 2017, titled the PFA Community Medal. The medal aims to recognise the outstanding contribution many PFA members are making to communities both in Australia and abroad.
Voted on by all PFA members, the 2017 recipient will be a player who has dedicated their time away from football to a charity or community initiative with the winner to receive $2,500 to go to a charity of their choice.
The nominees for the PFA Community Medal are:
Luke Brattan, Tim Cahill, Robbie Cornthwaite, Chris Harold, Michelle Heyman and Jerrad Tyson.
PFA CEO John Didulica said: “It’s critical to recognise the growing number of players who are using their personal time to pursue causes close to their heart and inspiring people off the field as well as on.”
“The PFA is proud to recognise the winner at our most prestigious night and, in recognition of his strong commitment to social causes, we are very honoured to have former A-League player Rodrigo Vargas presenting the award to the winner on the night and ‘passing the baton’ to current players.”