The much anticipated Football Player’s Association of India's (FPAI) Indian Football Awards saw Bengaluru FC's Eugeneson Lyngdoh being named as the Best Indian Player. The Shillong-born midfielder was handed the award for his outstanding performance in the 2014-15 I-League season, which saw Bengaluru FC miss out on the title, on the last day, to Mohun Bagan. Lyngdoh scored six crucial goals for Bengaluru FC last season. He shall don the colours of FC Pune City in the Indian Super League (ISL) this season.
Meanwhile, the award for Foreign Player of the Year went to Sony Norde who was the star of Mohun Bagan’s heroic I-League winning campaign. The Haitian banged in a staggering nine goals in 19 appearances for the Kolkata outfit and ensured the I-League crowned the City of Joy. Norde’s services have been acquired by Mumbai City FC for the second season of the ISL.
The Coach of the Year award was clinched by Royal Wahingdoh coach, Santosh Kashyap. The 49-year-old successfully led Royal Wahingdoh to a more than respectable third position in the club’s first ever I-League season. The former Mohun Bagan coach edged past current Mariners coach, Sanjoy Sen, to win the prestigious award.