Dolan Warren Awards: Four honours for City

Australian football’s night of night’s has come and gone, and Melbourne City has once again shone brightly, taking out four honours at the annual Dolan Warren Awards in Sydney.

Missed the awards? No problem, we’ve got you covered with a recap of all our winners.

Our favourite Chilean, Maria Jose Rojas, capped off a fine first season in City blue by becoming our first award winner of the night, taking out the Women’s Fan Player of the Year award.

Rojas’ skills on the ball and her knack for creating opportunities for herself and her teammates captured the hearts of City fans all season long.

In the least surprising moment of the night, another Golden Boot was awarded to Jamie Maclaren. His 24 goals secured a fourth-consecutive scoring title and his fifth in total.

In what was a season to remember, City’s greatest ever goal scorer became the A-Leagues great ever. Who could forget the night when he famously scored a hat-trick on route to claim his crown?

Oh and he even lifted the Premiers Plate for the third year running and represented his country at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Some season, that!

The spotlight then fell on to 20-year-old Jordan Bos, who was crowned the Men’s Young Footballer of the Year following his meteoric rise from Melbourne City Academy graduate to Socceroos star.

A dynamic force on the pitch, Bos wowed fans around the entire league with his dominant performances at left back. His form was rewarded by Socceroos manager Graham Arnold who gave the youngster his national team debut against Ecuador in Melbourne.

It was a special moment for Bos who enjoyed the rare feat of representing his country for the first time in his home city and in front of his friends and family.

He’ll suit up for Melbourne City one final time in this Saturday’s Grand Final with the hopes of winning one last trophy before he makes his move to Belgium next season to join KVC Westerlo.

And finally, proving once again that we are indeed the team to beat, City captains Scott Jamieson and Emma Checker were presented with the A-Leagues Club Championship trophy for the second consecutive year.

The Club Championship, a ladder combining the results of both the Men’s and Women’s leagues, was comfortably won by City once again as they finished 12 points clear of the second placed Sydney FC.