S-League: Evergreen Duric in running for S-League honours, ST story also nominated

Aleksandar Duric (above), the 43-year-old striker who helped Tampines Rovers win the title this season, is nominated as the campaign's best player. -- TNP FILE PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA
Aleksandar Duric (above), the 43-year-old striker who helped Tampines Rovers win the title this season, is nominated as the campaign's best player. -- TNP FILE PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA

He is the only footballer to win a hat-trick of S-League Player of the Year awards and now, Aleksandar Duric could bag his fourth.

The 43-year-old striker, who helped Tampines Rovers win the title this season, is nominated as the campaign's best player. Duric is also this year's top scorer with 15 goals. He will share the top scorer award with Woodlands Wellington's Moon Soon Ho.

Home United playmaker Lee Kwan Woo, Geylang United's dynamic midfielder Jozef Kaplan, Tanjong Pagar United's clinical striker Monsef Zerka and Balestier Khalsa's commanding centre-back Paul Cunningham are the other nominees for the Player of the Year accolade.

Straits Times journalist Fabius Chen's feature on dedicated groundsman Lambri Moondari's efforts to keep Hougang Stadium's pitch in top condition for the past 27 years is nominated for the Story of the Year accolade.

The S-League awards will be held this Sunday at ITE College East.

Full list of nominees:

Tiger Beer Goal of the Year

1. Rodrigo Antonio Tosi (Brunei DPMM)

2. Afiq Yunos (Courts Young Lions)

3. Fareez Farhan (Courts Young Lions)

4. Sirina Camara (Home United)

5. Lee Kwan Woo (Home United FC)

6. Hafiz Noor (Tanjong Pagar United)

RHB Story of the Year

1. "Meet the PCK footballer: Jeremy Chiang" by Nicholas Neo (FootballOPOD)

2. "Man, He's On The Ground From Dawn To Dusk" by Fabius Chen (The Straits Times)

3. "Hafiz O Just Won't Give Up" by Sazali Abdul Aziz (The New Paper)

Singapore Pools Picture of the Year

1. "Vidosevic Bicycle Kick" by Sam Chow (Goal)

2. "We will always remember you as a star" by Stanfod Sng (Goal)

3. "One for the family" by Muhammad Farhan (Goal)

4. "Man Down" by Chegu Thamrin (Goal)

5. "My Time Will Come" by Andrew Lim (FootballOPOD)

6. "Crushed And Disappointed" by Darren Ho (Vox Sports)

RHB Top Scorer Award

Aleksandar Duric (Tampines Rovers) and Moon Soon Ho (Woodlands Wellington)

Diadora Assistant Referee of the Year

1. Edwin Lee Tzu Liang

2. Tang Yew Mun

3. Ronnie Koh Min Kiat

4. K Surindranath

5. Muhd Syarqawi

Great Eastern Referee of the Year

1. Abdul Malik Bashir

2. Leow Thiam Hoe

3. Sukhbir Singh

4. Ahmad A'qashah

5. Muhammad Taqi

POLAR Fan Club of the Year

1. Courts Young Lions

2. Tampines Rovers

3. Woodlands Wellington

4. Geylang International

Great Eastern Young Player of the Year

1. Sirina Camara (Home United)

2. Song Ui Young (Home United)

3. Mamadou Diallo (Hougang United)

4. Kazuki Sakamoto (Albirex Niigata)

5. Kento Nagasaki (Albirex Niigata)

Mikasa Coach of the Year

1. Darren Stewart (Balestier Khalsa)

2. Lee Lim Saeng (Home United)

3. Patrick Vallee (Tanjong Pagar United)

4. Salim Moin (Woodlands Wellington)

YEO's Player of the Year

1. Lee Kwan Woo (Home United)

2. Jozef Kaplan (Geylang International)

3. Monsef Zerka (Tanjong Pagar United)

4. Aleksandar Duric (Tampines Rovers)

5. Paul Cunningham (Balestier Khalsa)