The nominees for the Austraffic A-Leagues Player of the Month award have been revealed, with five players across the A-League Men’s competition up for the April 2023 accolade.

The April Player of the Month is the final monthly award for the 2022/23 season, with the Austraffic A-League Men Team of the Season to be revealed in Grand Final week later in May. The 2023 Finals series commences on Friday.

Melbourne City FC’s Jamie Maclaren, who became the most prolific scorer in A-League history in April with his 143rd competition goal, scored six times in six outings during April, helping City to a third consecutive Premiers’ Plate.

Runners-up Central Coast Mariners have two players up for the April award, with Brazilian Marco Túlio – who scored four times in five matches last month and delivered two assists, and 22-year-old teammate Sam Silvera (two goals, two assists) among the nominees.

Western Sydney Wanderers’ Brandon Borello has been inspirational for Mark Rudan’s team this season, and the recently recalled Socceroo delivered an impressive five goals and two assists in April – in just four matches. Borrello is up for his second Player of the Month award, after being voted as the February winner.

Borello’s opponent in this weekend’s Sydney Derby Elimination Final, Robert Mak, netted four goals during April, helping Sydney FC squeeze into fifth on the ladder and earning him a nomination.

Socceroo Craig Goodwin was named the March Player of the Month, while Cortnee Vine won the March award in the A-League Women.

Players across the A-Leagues have been provided details on how to vote for April’s nominees.

Austraffic PFA Player of the Month for March – Adelaide United’s Craig Goodwin
Cortnee Vine, the Austraffic PFA Player of the Month for March.

Austraffic A-Leagues PFA Player of the Month 2022/23

October:                     Joe Lolley (Sydney FC)

November/December: Jamie Maclaren (Melbourne City FC) and Maria Rojas (Melbourne City FC)

January: Mat Leckie (Melbourne City FC) and Alex Chidiac (Melbourne Victory FC)

February: Brandon Borello (Western Sydney Wanderers), Michelle Heyman (Michelle Heyman)

March: Craig Goodwin (Adelaide United), Cortnee Vine (Sydney FC)

April: To be revealed as voted by PFA members

About Austraffic

Founded in 1983 (as Australasian Traffic Surveys), Austraffic has undertaken thousands of traffic, transport and pedestrian studies in all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand. Austraffic’s systems and expertise delivers quality data that meets the customer’s needs. Their offices are located throughout Australia, and their traffic engineering and information technology specialists assist customers with the design, analysis and presentation of surveys.