Ikonomidis named best young footballer in Australia

Cronulla's Chris Ikonomidis in action. ThePerth Glory striker has been named the best young footballer in Australia. Picture: Travis Anderson, AAP

Cronulla's Chris Ikonomidis in action. ThePerth Glory striker has been named the best young footballer in Australia. Picture: Travis Anderson, AAP

Cronulla's Chris Ikonomidis has won the Hyundai A-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year award.

The Perth Glory striker was recognised as the best young player in the A-League at the Dolan Warren Awards ceremony which was held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Monday night.

The award caps a stellar year Ikonomidis who was rewarded for his outstanding start to the 2018-19 A-League season with selection in Australia's squad for the AFC Asian Cup played in the United Arab Emirates in January.

The 23-year-old said in an Instagram post: "I'm very proud to win the NAB Young footballer of the year. Thank-you to everyone who voted for me."

Ikonomidis will be looking to add to his trophy cabinet with a win in the A-League grand final against Sydney FC on Sunday in Perth to add to the Premiers' Plate which the Glory received last month.

Chris Ikonomidis lifts the A-League Premiers' Plate after Perth Glory finished the regular season top of the table. Picture: Instagram

Chris Ikonomidis lifts the A-League Premiers' Plate after Perth Glory finished the regular season top of the table. Picture: Instagram

Perth Glory's Tony Popovic is the A-League coach of the year for leading the remarkable turnaround season to claim the Premiers' Plate and a spot in Sunday's grand final.

Roy Krishna from Wellington Phoenix capped off a stellar season claiming the Johnny Warren award with 31 points and the golden boot with 18 goals.

Glory midfielder Neil Kilkenny was joint second, two points behind with Adelaide United's Isaias.

Christine Nairn from Melbourne Victory claimed the Julie Dolan Medal, the W-League's highest honour with 21 points, pushing Glory's international star Sam Kerr into second place by five points.

Kerr's 13 goals won her the W-League golden boot.

Among other awards Ellie Carpenter (Canberra United) was the winner of the W-League young footballer of the year and Fabian Monge (Western Sydney Wanderers) won the Y-League's top award.