The Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns has been named the A-League's player of the year by Australia's football media.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a career resurgence since returning to the A-League with Phoenix, scoring 13 goals to come second in the race for the golden boot behind Marc Janko.
His good form also earned him a call up to the Australian national side the Socceroos for the Asian Cup squad earlier this year.
Burns took out the Football Media Association award ahead Melbourne Victory's Gui Finkler and Sydney FC's Janko, who tallied the third-most votes.
Brisbane Roar midfielder and fellow Socceroo Matt McKay is only other Australian to have claimed the gong with previous winners including German Thomas Broich, Italian legend Alessandro del Piero, Albanian striker Besart Berisha, and Costa Rican Carlos Hernandez.
Sydney FC was named club of the year.