Vinci Per Osaka Awards

The annual Vinci Per Osaka awards have been running since 2010 with fans from all around the world voting to decide the winners. The first awards vote featured just three individual awards but this figure has since doubled to a total of six awards.

Player of the Season

This award is the main highlight of the vote and is awarded to the best player of the season as chosen by the fans.

Eligibility criteria:
Must have made at least 15 appearances during the season.

Past winners:
2013 - To be decided
2012 - Leandro
2011 - Yasuhito Endo and Keun-Ho Lee
2010 - Takashi Usami

Vinci Per Osaka Hero

This award was introduced in 2013 and is the only one not awarded via public vote. The award is given to a former player who has made a lasting impression at the club since the site was founded.

Eligibility criteria:
Must have played for the club since 2008.

Past winners:
2013 - To be announced

Young Player of the Season

This award was introduced in 2011 and rewards the youngster who made the biggest impression over the course of the season.

Eligibility criteria:
Must have been aged under 23 on the eve of the new season.
Must have made at least 5 appearances during the season.

Past winners:
2013 - To be decided
2012 - Hiroyuki Abe
2011 - Hiroki Fujiharu

Best New Face

This award was introduced in 2012 and is awarded to the new signing who made the biggest impact during the season.

Eligibility criteria:
Must not have played for the first team prior to the season - players returning from loan or for another spell at the club are not eligible.
Must have made at least 5 appearances during the season.

Past winners:
2013 - To be decided
2012 - Akihiro Sato

Goal of the Season

This award is awarded to the player who scored the best goal during the season.

Past winners:

2013 - To be decided
2012 - Not awarded
2011 - Not awarded
2010 - Shoki Hirai vs Shonan Bellmare

Match of the Season

This award recognises the most memorable match of the campaign. This could be a big win, exciting draw or even a historically significant tie such as a successful cup final.

Past winners:

2013 - To be decided
2012 - 5-0 vs Urawa Reds
2011 - 5-1 vs Melbourne Victory
2010 - 3-2 vs Urawa Reds