The A-League’s leading goalscorer, Melbourne City FC’s Jamie Maclaren is up for back-to-back PFA Player of the Month awards after being nominated alongside Brisbane Roar’s Jay O’Shea and Wellington Phoenix’s Ulises Dávila

The trio have been revealed by the PFA Nominations committee – a panel of former players and leading media figures – with the winner to be voted on by A-League players. Check out the nominees below.


Jamie Maclaren – Melbourne City FC

Arguably the A-League’s standout player this season, Jamie Maclaren’s form in March earned him his first PFA Player of the Month award. The 27-year-old scored six times in five appearances that month, but in April improved his ratio by netting eight times in six matches.

During a busy month for City, Maclaren scored a record-equalling five goals in one A-League match in the 7-0 thrashing of Melbourne Victory, netted a crucial penalty eight minutes into stoppage time at the end of a 1-1 draw with Sydney and scored in wins over the Jets and Wellington Phoenix as City shot up to the A-League’s summit.

Jay O’Shea – Brisbane Roar 

An inspiring and controlling presence in Roar’s midfield, Irishman Jay O’Shea was influential throughout April for the Queenslanders. In a month the Roar secured three wins and a draw, O’Shea played a role in two of the four goals Roar’s scored in an emphatic win over Central Coast Mariners, including an assist for Joey Champness.

In the upset over the Western Sydney Wanderers, O’Shea dominated the midfield and provided a key creative outlet, producing a team-high 66 passes, four crosses and three chances and even rattled a long-range shot onto the Wanderers’ cross bar from within his own half.

Ulises Dávila – Wellington Phoenix 

A revelation for Wellington across the past two campaigns, Dávila was again in excellent form in April for the Phoenix, scoring two goals and delivering three assists in five matches. 

The former Mexican youth international scored both his goals against Victorian opponents Melbourne City and Western United, curled a superb left-footed strike into the far bottom corner past City’s Tom Glover, and tucking away a well-executed penalty against United.