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Goal.com compiles each club's champion for this campaign, paying tribute to the displays that saw them voted their team's best

They were voted their respective club's best for A-League season 2011-12, so it is only fair that Goal.com honour them.

Some were predictable winners, others less so.  Check out the list and let us know what you think below!

ADELAIDE UNITED - ZENON CARAVELLA



Caravella got out of Gold Coast United before it all imploded, and made 21 starts in 25 league appearances in his first season at the Reds.  His workrate and industry was a feature, and he has been an integral part of United's bright group stage of the AFC Champions League.  Caravella's role at the Reds has perhaps come at the expense of the attacking side of his game, but he has established himself as one of the club's most consistent performers.

BRISBANE ROAR - BESART BERISHA



Berisha's season had it all - goals, fights and controversy.  But the records will show that the former Albania international finished with 21 league goals in his maiden season at the champions, winning the A-League's golden boot.  He might not be everyone's cup of raki - just ask Sydney FC defender Pascal Bosschaart - but that he swept the Roar's golden boot, players' player, members' player and the Gary Wilkins Medal for the club's best speaks plenty.
ZENON CARAVELL

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS - MAT RYAN

 
Ryan may be destined for bigger clubs, but the praise thrown his way has not seemed to affect his performances for the Mariners.  The 20-year-old made 24 appearances for the Premiers' Plate winners, keeping eight clean sheets.  The Mariners' top honour made a nice treble for the Sydney-born youngster, having already won the A-League's goalkeeper and young player of the year awards.

MELBOURNE HEART - CLINT BOLTON

 
There is as yet no indication if Bolton will continue on with Heart into the 2012-13 A-League season, but his performances argue he very well could.  Now 36 and having moved into fourth on the all-time Australian league appearances list, a handful of uncharacteristic errors during an unconvincing spell in the first half of the campaign suggested Bolton's talent might finally be on the wane.  But he showed his quality during a superb mid-season run by his side, and claimed seven clean sheets in 26 starts to win his second-successive club champion award.

MELBOURNE VICTORY - ANTE COVIC


Covic joined Victory just days out from their season opener against Sydney FC after Tando Velaphi's long-term injury, and the veteran wasted little time in making his mark by saving Brett Emerton's penalty on debut.   The former Australia and Newcastle Jets shot-stopper had it tough behind a leaky Victory defence, but certainly limited the damage.  Was squeezed out of the club due to contract issues, but is reportedly a target for the league's new western Sydney club.

NEWCASTLE JETS - BEN KENNEDY

 
Kennedy has battled to win over the critics since his debut in 2006, but has stayed at the club while many around him have departed.  He had his most consistent season to date in the 2011-12 campaign, keeping five clean sheets and making 79 saves in 24 appearances.  Now 25, he will have to see off Australia youth representative Mark Birighitti now the former Adelaide United understudy has joined the Jets, but his confidence should be high after a solid season.

PERTH GLORY - JOSH RISDON


Tenacious, quick and hard-working, Risdon was thrust into the Glory's starting XI due to the club's consistent injury issues, but had made right-back his own by the time the first half of the season was out.  Still has much to learn, but the 19-year-old's scope for improvement is wide.  His performances won him an Australia Under-23 call-up, and the Bunbury-born player shows what talent lies out in the west.

SYDNEY FC - IVAN NECEVSKI


Long-term goalkeeping understudies do not seem to age, which is why is seems strange Ivan Necevski is now 32.  At least he can say, however, he finally established himself as a bona fide A-League No.1, having made just 36 appearances since joining the Sky Blues in 2007.  He only added nine to that figure this season after seeing off the now-departed Liam Reddy, but did enough - some say surprisingly - to beat the likes of Nick Carle to Sydney's top honour.

WELLINGTON PHOENIX - BEN SIGMUND


Sigmund became the first Phoenix player to win two club champion awards with his success in the 2011-12 season, adding the players' player, media and supporter honours to his list of achievements.  With some sterling performances at the back and some crucial goals when sneaking forward, the 31-year-old New Zealand international seemed to sum up the Phoenix's determined march to the minor semi-final.

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