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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 2000 are:

RANK NAME NATIONALITY

VOTES

1 Mark Viduka Australia 118
2 Harry Kewell Australia 104
3 Simon Elliott New Zealand 27
Richard Iwai Vanuatu 27
5 Brett Emerton Australia 21
6 Danny Tiatto Australia 20
7 Christian Karembeu New Caledonia 19
Tony Vidmar Australia 19
9 Paul Okon Australia 13
10 Commins Menapi Soloman Islands 11

Mark Viduka, who won the Scottish Footballer of the Year award for his 1999/00 season and who has also been impressing at Leeds since his move, won the award. Harry Kewell came second despite being injured for the second half of the year. 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
1999 Harry Kewell Australia

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