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Indian Football Awards 2012

Marriot Resorts , Goa

Indian Football Awards 2012

The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) announced the Top 3 nominees in the categories - Indian Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Foreign Player of the Year and Coach of the Year - for the fourth FPAI Indian Football Awards which was held in Goa on 12th May, 2012. About 230 votes had been collected from players across the 14 I-League clubs.
 
The pick of the players was young striker Manandeep Singh, who had been nominated across three categories - Indian Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Fans Player of the Year.
 

For the first time there was a 'Best Managed Club' award chosen by the 15 Executive Committee Members of the FPAI, which has already been decided. The winning club was announced at the FPAI Indian Football Awards on Saturday night and awarded to DEMPO SC.
 
At the FPAI Indian Football Awards there was a special memento handed on stage to Mahesh Gawli, Climax Lawrence and Samir Naik all of whom announced their retirement from international duty for Team India that year.

Indian Player of the Year Nominees

Nominees based on top 3 in the voting by players.

  • Francis Fernandes (Salgaocar SC)
  • Syed Rahim Nabi (MohunBagan AC)
  • Manandeep Singh (Air India)

Winner

Syed Rahim Nabi (Mohun Bagan AC)

Young Player of the Year

Nominees based on the top 3 in the voting by players

  • Lanrindika Ralte (Churchill Brothers SC)
  • C.S. Sabeeth (Pailan Arrows)
  • Manandeep Singh (Air India)

Winner

Manandeep Singh (Air India)

Foreign Player of the Year

Nominees based on the top 3 in the voting by players

  • Pierre Djidjia Douhou (Pune FC)
  • Odafe Onyeka Okolie (MohunBagan AC)
  • Ranty Martins Soleye (Dempo SC)

Winner

Ranty Martins Soleye (Dempo SC)

Coach of the Year

Nominees based on the top 3 in the voting by players

  • Almando Colaco
  • Derrick Pereira (Pune FC)
  • Trevor Morgan

Winner

Trevor Morgan

Fans Player of the Year Nominees

Nominees chosen the the FPAI Committee. Winner chosen by online voting of fans.

  • Ranty Martins Soleye (Dempo SC, Nigeria)
  • Sanju Pradhan (East Bengal Club, India)
  • Odafe Onyeka Okolie (MohunBagan AC, Nigeria)
  • Manandeep Singh (Air India, India)
  • Tolgay Özbey (East Bengal Club, Australia)
  • Francis Fernandes (Salgaocar SC, India)

Winner

Francis Fernandes (Salgaocar SC, India)