Harry Kewell to receive Australia’s most prestigious football award

Socceroos legend Harry Kewell – awarded the highest individual honour in Australian football – The Alex Tobin Medal.

Kewell made his mark at Leeds United, playing alongside former teammate Mark Viduka. The pair made it to the semi finals of the Champions League against Valencia, before Kewell won it with Liverpool just five years later.

Kewell is the only Australian to have won England’s young player of the year award. His colourful career was unfortunately plagued with injuries consequently restricting him from reaching his highest level.

Nicknamed Australia’s ‘golden boy’, Kewell helped break a 32 year drought to qualify for their first World Cup since 1974.

Every Australian will remember Kewell’s historic goal against Croatia in 2006. The equaliser took the Socceroos to the round of 16 for the very first time at a World Cup.

‘THE GOLDEN BOY’ 

Other winners of the Tobin Medal are – Johnny Warren, Joe Marston, Craig Johnston, Mark Viduka, Frank Farina and Mark Schwarzer.

Kewell will be awarded the Alex Tobin Medal on the 6th of December at the PFA awards in Melbourne.

Ari Charilaou