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Brebner named Melbourne Victory player of the year

Midfielder Grant Brebner has been named the Melbourne Victory player of the year, winning the Victory Medal.

The 33-year old Scot was the recipient of the Victory's sixth version of the award, taking it out ahead of runner-up Robbie Kruse and third-place finisher Rodrigo Vargas. Brebner gained 31 votes to edge striker Kruse on 27 with Vargas next on 16.

Victory football operations manager said 2010/11 was certainly the best season the former Hibernian and Dundee United man had produced at the club since he arrived from Scotland in 2006.

"Without doubt, Grant had his best season yet for Melbourne Victory," Cole said.

"When he arrived in season two we felt he was going to be a great asset to the squad, but never did we think he'd still be here five years later and playing some of the best football of his career.

"The consistency of his performances make him a worthy winner of the Victory Medal."

In other awards on the night, Kruse picked up the Players' Player of the Year, TAC Young Player of the Year and Golden Boot whilst Diogo Ferreira was named Clubman of the Year.

In the W-League, Kendall Fletcher picked up the top gong with Matthew Foschini taking out the Victory Youth team prize.

Andrew Slevison
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