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Canada Soccer have announced the list of nominees for the 2020 Canada Soccer Player Awards with voting open to media and coaches from 25 November to 1 December. At the top of the list are the annual nominees for the 2020 Canadian Players of the Year Award presented by Allstate, celebrating the top male and female footballers from the 2020 calendar year.

Media and coaches will vote for the Canadian Players of the Year Award, which was introduced in 1993 to celebrate the achievements at both the international and club level. This year, Canada Soccer staff coaches will select the 2020 Canadian Futsal Player of the Year and vote on the Canadian Youth International Players of the Year award.

Canadian soccer fans, meanwhile, will vote on the annual Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award, recognising the top save by Canada’s National Team goalkeepers during international play. Voting for the award runs from 19 November until 26 November. Fans who vote for their top save will have the opportunity to be entered to win a #CanadaRed prize package.

Beyond the Player Awards, Canada Soccer will announce the Canada Soccer Nations Champions presented by Toyota on Monday 22 December, a new award that will honour individuals that have made a difference in their community at the grassroots level of the game. Nominations for the Canada Soccer Nations Champions are open from 24 November through 13 December.

The 2020 Canada Soccer Player Awards will be announced over the week of 30 November to 4 December, culminating with the two Canadian Players of the Year announced on Thursday 3 December and Friday 4 December.

30 November – Canadian Futsal Player of the Year
1 December – Canadian Youth International Players of the Year
2 December – Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands Award
3 December – Canadian Players of the Year presented by Allstate – Men’s National Team selection
4 December – Canadian Players of the Year presented by Allstate – Women’s National Team selection

Canadian Players of the Year presented by Allstate
Voting will be done by Canadian media and coaches, selecting first choice, second choice, and third choice. The award celebrates Canada Soccer’s top footballers in recognition of their 2020 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams.
Joueurs canadiens de l’année présentés par Allstate
Le vote sera effectué par les représentants des médias et les entraîneurs canadiens, qui sélectionneront leur premier choix, leur deuxième choix et leur troisième choix. Le prix rend hommage aux meilleurs footballeurs de Canada Soccer en reconnaissance de leurs réalisations de 2020 avec l’équipe nationale et leurs clubs respectifs.

Canada Soccer Men’s National Team Program (#CANMNT)
Équipe nationale masculine de Canada Soccer
• Tesho Akindele | #CANMNT | USA / Orlando City SC
• Scott Arfield | #CANMNT | SCO / Rangers FC
• Milan Borjan | #CANMNT | SRB / Red Star Belgrade
• Jonathan David | #CANMNT | BEL / KAA Gent & FRA / Lille OSC
• Alphonso Davies | #CANMNT | GER / FC Bayern München
• Stephen Eustáquio | #CANMNT | POR / FC Paços de Ferreira
• Junior Hoilett | #CANMNT | WAL / Cardiff City FC
• Atiba Hutchinson | #CANMNT | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
• Mark-Anthony Kaye | #CANMNT | USA / Los Angeles FC
• Cyle Larin | #CANMNT | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
• Richie Laryea | #CANMNT | CAN / Toronto FC
• Jonathan Osorio | #CANMNT | CAN / Toronto FC
• Samuel Piette | #CANMNT | CAN / Impact de Montréal

Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Program (#CANWNT)
Équipe nationale féminine de Canada Soccer
• Janine Beckie | #CANWNT | ENG / Manchester City FC
• Kadeisha Buchanan | #CANWNT | FRA / Olympique Lyonnais
• Allysha Chapman | #CANWNT | USA / Houston Dash
• Jessie Fleming | #CANWNT | ENG / Chelsea FC
• Jordyn Huitema | #CANWNT | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC
• Stephanie Labbé | #CANWNT | USA / NC Courage
• Ashley Lawrence | #CANWNT | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FC
• Nichelle Prince | #CANWNT | USA / Houston Dash
• Sophie Schmidt | #CANWNT | USA / Houston Dash
• Desiree Scott | #CANWNT | USA / Utah Royals FC
• Kailen Sheridan | #CANWNT | USA / Sky Blue FC
• Christine Sinclair | #CANWNT | USA / Portland Thorns FC
• Shelina Zadorsky | #CANWNT | USA / Orlando Pride & ENG / Tottenham Hotspur

Canadian Youth International Players of the Year
The Canadian Youth International Players of the Year Award celebrates Canada’s top two youth footballers. For the 2020 award, the list of women’s nominees features U-20 players who participated at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship. For the men’s nominees, given that no international competitions took place because of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Canada Soccer list features Canadian U-23 players.
Joueurs canadiens juvéniles internationaux de l’année
Le prix de Joueurs canadiens juvéniles internationaux de l’année célèbre les deux meilleurs jeunes footballeurs du Canada. Pour le prix en 2020, la liste des joueuses en nomination présente des joueuses U-20 qui ont participé au Championnat féminin U-20 de la Concacaf 2020. Pour les joueurs en nomination, comme aucune compétition internationale n’a eu lieu en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19, la liste inclut des joueurs U-23 de Canada Soccer.

Men’s EXCEL Program | #canm23 | Programme masculin EXCEL
• Michael Baldisimo | #canm23 | Vancouver Whitecaps FC
• Tajon Buchanan | #canm23 | New England Revolution
• Alistair Johnston | #canm23 | Nashville SC
• Liam Millar | #canm23 | Liverpool FC
• Kamal Miller | #canm23 | Orlando City FC
• Harry Paton | #canm23 | Ross County FC
• Dayne St. Clair | #canm23 | Minnesota United FC

Women’s EXCEL Program | #canw20 | Programme féminin EXCEL
• Tanya Boychuk | #canw20
• Samantha Chang | #canw20
• Kayza Massey | #canw20
• Emma Regan | #canw20
• Jade Rose | #canw20
• Caitlin Shaw | #canw20
• Jazmine Wilkinson | #canw20

MEDIA CONTACTS

Brad FougereCorporate Communications | Communications corporatives
bfougere@canadasoccer.com
m. +1 613.299.1587

Richard Scott
National Teams Program | Programme de l’équipe nationale
rscott@canadasoccer.com
m. +1 613.818.0305