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OCEANIAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

This award is chosen by journalists, originating in 1998 and can be given to any player originating from the Oceania region. This includes French international, Christian Karembeu who came from New Caledonia. The results in 1999 are:

RANK NAME NATIONALITY
1 Harry Kewell Australia
2 Mark Viduka Australia
3 Ned Zelic Australia
4 Christian Karembeu France
5 Tony Vidmar Australia
6 Mark Bosnich Australia

Harry Kewell has been in outstanding form for Leeds showing that he has the potential to be a great player. Mark Viduka has also played well for Celtic, scoring consistently after initial problems settling in at the club. Australia's foreign players dominated the higher places. Previous winners of the award are:

YEAR NAME NATIONALITY
1988 Frank Farina Australia
1989 Wynton Rufer New Zealand
1990 Wynton Rufer New Zealand
1991 Robbie Slater Australia
1992 Wynton Rufer New Zealand
1993 Robbie Slater Australia
1994 Aurelio Vidmar Australia
1995 Christian Karembeu France
1996 Paul Okon Australia
1997 Mark Bosnich Australia
1998 Christian Karembeu France

 

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