Del Piero wins Sydney FC player of the year award
Former Italy and Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero has won the Sydney FC player of the year award in his inaugural A-League season.
The 38-year-old Del Piero, who scored 14 goals for Sydney, won the top award as well as the Sydney FC Members Award and the Golden Boot at a ceremony on Tuesday night.
The marquee striker had a big role in increasing attendance and television audiences across the A-League. Sydney FC averaged 18,637 fans at home matches and led the league in television figures.
After signing a one-year contract with an option for a second, Del Piero has already re-signed for next season.
Sydney FC failed to make the playoffs, finishing in seventh place and missing out on a top-six finals spot on goal difference to Perth.