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OCEANIAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

This award is chosen by journalists, originating in 1988 and can be given to any player originating from the Oceania region. This includes two players who have chosen to play for France, Christian Karembeu who came from New Caledonia and Marama Vahirua who came from Tahiti. The results in 2003 are:

RANK NAME NATIONALITY

VOTES

1 Harry Kewell Australia 76
2 Mark Viduka Australia 29
3 Ryan Nelsen New Zealand 22
4 Zeljko Kalac Australia 21
Vince Grella Australia 21

Harry Kewell equalled Wynton Rufer's record of three Oceania Player of the Year awards in 2003. 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
2000 Mark Viduka Australia
2001 Harry Kewell Australia
2002 Brett Emerton Australia

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