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Ellie Carpenter | PFA Women’s Young Footballer of the Year 2020

Professional Footballers Australia 2020 Players' Award Ceremony

Ellie Carpenter was honoured by her fellow players in Australia for her football performances in the W-League and for the Australian National Team, The Matildas, with PFA members voting her as the recipient of the PFA Young Footballer of the Year.

Carpenter enjoyed a spectacular W-League season at Melbourne City FC and solidified her status with constant great performances in the Aussie kit when on International service with the Matildas.

“I’m so happy to win the PFA Young Women’s footballer of the year award. I have had such a great time playing football over the past 12 months and have been fortunate enough to be supported by my very talented team mates.”

– Ellie Carpenter, PFA Women’s Young Footballer of the Year 2020

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) recently held an online ceremony for the 2020 PFA Players’ Awards, ‘celebrating the significant contribution of the game’s established and emerging players’. It’s the Logies of Footballers in Australia if people actually cared for the Logies.

Just to give you an overview, the 2020 PFA Players’ Awards were voted on by the PFA’s members with consideration on the performances of PFA members during the 2019/20 Australian football season.

“Last season was unique in many ways, so I think it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary achievements and efforts of our members on the Australian and global stage during a period like no other.”

– Alex Wilkinson, PFA President

Since they could not be there in person, due to COVID-19, the PFA engaged in local and global designers to create unique illustrations of each of the award recipients. The aim was to help celebrate the winners and promote the game’s diverse football culture in Australia and it’s place in the world of our beautiful game.