Adelaide United FC goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic has been named the Hyundai A-League’s best keeper for the second season running, after he took out the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Goalkeeper of the Year Award at the league’s Awards night in Sydney.
Galekovic was presented with the top goalkeeping honour at the Hyundai A-League’s night of nights by Australian goalkeeping great Mark Bosnich, the award adding to the one he picked up last season in what has been a phenomenal past two years for the Melbourne born shot stopper.
Playing every minute in the Reds’ Hyundai A-League 2009/10 campaign, Galekovic was a standout between the posts, as he has been since the first time he took the field for Adelaide United midway through the 2007/08 season.
The 28 year old reeled off a remarkable 102 saves this season, the most of any keeper in the league, highlighting his class and reputation as one of Australia’s best keepers
Last season Galekovic’s Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year honour was followed up by him being named the Adelaide United FC Club Champion, and after another outstanding season, there is a strong chance he could repeat the feat again in 2009/10.
Galekovic was the only Adelaide United player to take out an award on the night, with exciting Reds youngster Mathew Leckie missing out on the NAB Footballer of the Year Award, which went to Brisbane Roar’s Tommy Oar.
The big award for the night, the Johnny Warren Medal (the Players’ Player of the Year) was won by Melbourne Victory midfielder Carlos Hernandez.
The Awards Night brings the curtain down on the Reds’ Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Season, as the club turns its attention to the AFC Champions League and its opening match against reigning title holders the Pohang Steelers on Wednesday 24 February 2010 at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Tickets for United’s three home matches in the AFC Champions League Group Stage are available now through Ticketek (call 132 849, online at www.ticketek.com.au).