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Ellie Carpenter wins Young Footballer of the Year for third consecutive year

The best from the Westfield W-League season 2019-2020 have been awarded and were announced during the Thursday.

Ellie Carpenter who is considered one of the best young players in the world, won the category Young Footballer of the Year for the third consecutive year, the first player to do so.

Carpenter making history (Photo: wleague/Instagram)

Starting in all 14 matches, Carpenter notched up 1,173 minutes in her inaugural season for Melbourne City, with whom she also won the W-League premiership and championship.
The young talent has already made over 40 appearances for Australia women’s national senior team “Matildas”. The success of the 20-year-old full back hasn’t left anyone unknown of her many characteristics which made the French and European champion Olympique Lyonnais sign the talent this summer.

The other nominees in the Young Football of the Year category were Brisbane Roar defender Hollie Palmer, Western Sydney Wanderers striker Kyra Cooney-Cross and Brisbane Roar striker Indiah-Paige Riley.

All the award winners from the W-League season 2019-2020:

Young Footballer of the Year: Ellie Carpenter (Melbourne City)

Fair Play Award: Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory

Referee of the Year: Rebecca Durcau

Golden Boot Winners: Natasha Dowie (Melbourne Victory), Morgan Andrews (Perth Glory), Remy Siemsen (Sydney FC), Kristen Hamilton (Western Sydney Wanderers)

Goal of the Year: Amy Jackson (Melbourne Victory)

Goalkeeper of the Year: Lydia Williams (Melbourne City), Aubrey Bledsoe (Sydney FC)

Coach of the Year: Rado Vidošić (Melbourne City)

Julie Dolan Medal (Best Player of the Year): Kristen Hamilton (Western Sydney Wanderers)