Central Coast Mariners loanee Mustafa Amini has been named the A-League's Young Player of December.

The 18-year old midfielder, who is back on loan with the Mariners after signing with German giants Borussia Dortmund, was voted as the most outstanding U21 player for the month of December following standout performances in five matches.

Determined by a panel of football experts the NAB Young Footballer of the Year - December nominee, Amini was today elated to be recognised as one of the Hyundai A-League's elite young performers which follows on from teammate Bernie Ibini's November nomination.

"It's fantastic for the club and for me as well also to be recognised as one of the Young Players of the Month," Amini said

"It's good for the club having two (nominees) in a row."

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