Delpierre wins Victory Medal in final season

Matthieu Delpierre has finished off his Melbourne Victory career in style by picking up the 2015-2016 Victory Medal.

Matthieu Delpierre Melbourne Victory Victory Medal

Matthieu Delpierre in action for Melbourne Victory Source: Getty Images



Delpierre, who last month announced his retirement from professional football, polled 73 votes, ahead of Besart Berisha (41) and Kosta Barbarouses (38).

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The 35-year-old, who was also voted as the TAC Players' Player, went one better than last season when he finished a close second to Fahid Ben Khalfallah in the Victory Medal.

Victory Medal votes are cast on a 3-2-1 basis by head coach Kevin Muscat and assistant coach Rado Vidosic after every game.

Ben Khalfallah won Goal of the Year for his effort in the Melbourne derby in Round 19, while Berisha won the China Town Golden Boot Award.

Striker Joey Katebian won the Victory Youth Medal and Golden Boot Award for his efforts in the National Youth League, while 17-year-old defender Annabel Martin won the Victory Women's Medal.

MelindaJ Barbieri was named Young Player of the Year, while Christine Nairn won the Players' Player of the Year Award.


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Published 15 May 2016 at 10:08am
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