City ace Arzani January nominee for NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and NAB, together with Melbourne City FC, are proud to announce Daniel Arzani as the January nominee for the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.

This is the first time that Australian youth international Arzani has been nominated for the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award.

The versatile 19-year-old joins City teammate Bruce Kamau (October), Central Coast Mariners ace Daniel De Silva (November), as well as Newcastle Jets flyer Joseph Champness (December) in the running to take home the prestigious award when it is presented at the Dolan Warren Awards Night later this year.

During January 2018 Arzani featured in six matches for Melbourne City FC. Arzani’s performances helped Warren Joyce’s side secure three wins and two draws, and he also notched his maiden Hyundai A-League goal from the penalty spot against Newcastle Jets in round 18.

Arzani also made two goal assists throughout January, and earned the plaudits of supporters and media alike as he impressed with his classy, and exciting, attacking bursts.

NAB’s Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Knott, said he is proud to see the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award continue to identify and reward outstanding achievement of talented young footballers.

“We congratulate Daniel Arzani on his nomination and look forward to watching his development and growth on the football field in the years to come,” said Knott.

“We are also pleased to recognise Daniel’s nominated junior club, Coogee United in New South Wales, and hope that our support will help the club to continue developing the game in communities across Australia.”

Arzani’s nominated junior club will receive a NAB Club Recognition Award, which includes a range of equipment along with $1,000.

Daniel Arzani (City)
Daniel Arzani has been a shining light for Melbourne City.

The overall winner of the Hyundai A-League, NAB Young Footballer of the Year 2017/18 Award will receive a $10,000 personal investment portfolio, along with a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with a range of banking products and services.

“As a supporter of the NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award, we are proud to play an important role in identifying and rewarding the future stars of the game. Who knows, we may even see some of the nominees in the green and gold jersey in the future,” concluded Knott.

Each month representatives from the FFA Technical Department vote on a 3-2-1 basis for the most outstanding U23 players in the Hyundai A-League during that period.