Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the PFA A-League Player of the Month Award.

PFA Chief Executive Adam Vivian announced the award today, which is aimed at celebrating and recognising the on-field efforts of the PFA’s A-League Members.

Following the format of the PFA Player of the Year and Harry Kewell Medal voting, A-League players will be asked to vote in a 3-2-1 basis from a list of nominees chosen by an awards committee, which is made up of former Socceroos and leading figures in the Australian football media.

With the winner to be announced shortly after the last round of the month Vivian said it was hoped that the award would become one of the most prestigious in the A-League.

“The PFA has a long history of recognising and celebrating the achievements and efforts of our members and this award is another opportunity to continue this proud tradition,” said Vivian.

“The continued growth of the A-League has rightly been celebrated by all of the games stakeholders and this award gives the football community the chance to recognise the important, and continued, contribution of the players.

“In the opening four rounds of the A-League season we saw countless outstanding performances and the task of selecting the winner will not be an easy one for the players, with so many worthy recipients.”

PFA President Matt McKay said the PFA Player of the Month Award would be a hugely significant one for the players.

“Recognition from your peers is the highest honor you can receive as a player,” said the Socceroos midfielder. “Your fellow professionals know just how hard it is to be successful in this game and that is why their recognition in the form of player voted awards means so much.”