Last night the last votes for the 9th Hattrick United Managers Awards was send to Odense and it is now time to find the 14 winners out of the 85 nominees this season. Global season 54 was a great season for HTUM. One federation member won the double in his country and had a great run in Hattrick Masters – Congratulation with an epic performance all season Mod-Paquebot. Platinum teams developed into first team equals this season too. Both first teams and platinum teams won trophies and a well known player called Paolo ‘Goldenboy’ Baggio also made his return to the federation and the Golden League. Speaking of the Golden League. The 850 match mark was made this season and many more games will be played in the future. It was also a season were the blogs seemed totally dead before Sir_Schluurggi talked many of us back in action – Thank you for that Sir. One of the many highlights this season was also the many stats presented by Horus70. Many of us love these stats – Thank you to the head of the fed for doing this every single week. Also i think we should thank Ballinho too. A great manager who also keep the prestigious HTUM Challenge Trophy alive from season to season. Tonight we started the 14th season of a tournament with the best the federation has to offer. Let continue to keep the federation going like this for the next and then many many season.
Now on to the winners of the 14 categories.
Best Talent: Mustafa Tharwat.
18 years old Mustafa Tharwat was the new big talent this season. The The Warriors of Sahura goalkeeper has just turned 18 and still looks like the promising talent he was as a junior at The Arrows of Sekhmet. It will be interesting to see if Mustafa is a U20 contender for Egypt one season from now.
Best Youth Player: Andrzej Baryluk.
One of the big winner this season is Krosnianka Karpaty Krosno. The Polish is the best team in Golden League history. Krosno is a team filled with really great players and now they can also produce good talents. Andrzej is still under 16 and is one of the youngest, if not the youngest HTUA winner ever.
Best Image: FC X-Team Blog.
Best Goalkeeper: Józef Maleta.
This is the second award for Krosnianka Karpaty Krosno this season. Jozef won this category with competition from FC Prague Silvers Benoît Gervais and The Londoner Tricolor’s Solomon ‘Warrior’ Tarawaly.
Best Defender: Oldřich “The Ghost” Páleník.
Horus Falcons is the home of many winners of HTU Awards. This season Falcons gets more honor as the homegrown talent is voted best defender of the season. Ghost was up against names like Krosno’s Hieronim ‘Lucky’ Łukasiuk and Aybars Uysal from AS Uijeongbu 07.
Best Wing-Back: Sebastian Szolc.
This is Krosno’s 3rd award this season and the 6th best wing-back award for Mr HTUA – Sebastian Szolc. The 29 years old superstar has won this award every single time and that is even though the competition has been very good. This time he kept Thomas ‘Rabbit Legs’ Gyllenbratt (FC X-team) and AS Uijeongbu 07’s Yoon-Jin Shin.
Best Blog Post: Is there anybody out there – FC Runenberg Blog.
The natural winner in a time where most did not blog. Sir_Schluurggi kept Runenberg blog alive and was still posted every week. This post made many think and they went to their own blog and started to write again. Again thank you Sir.
Best Midfielder: Kahudi Widodo Semedi.
This award is the first for the South Korean Champions this season. It is only natural for a team to have great players to chose from when you compete for a national championship, the national cup and the still have the team to have a great run in Hattrick Masters. The midfield general Semedi was a big part of the successful season. Semedi takes the throne away from Loke Dommergaard and Horus Falcons. Loke has won the previous two seasons and Falcons has won this award 4 out of 9 times.
Best Winger: Gerhard ‘Gepard’ Kölbl.
This is Krosnianka Karpaty Krosno’s 4th award this season and the winner is a household name inside the federation. This is the 4th time out of 6 that Gepard take this award and Krosno’s strong play on the wing is no stranger to no one. FC Prague Silvers’ Otakar ‘Coufy’ Coufalík and Los Mejores Fútbol Club’s Fernão Torres was also in this category this season.
Best Blog Design: Raszkow Revival Blog
Best Forward: Gu Xianjing.
This is the second award of the season for AS Uijeongbu 07 and it is the second season in a row that the Brunei talent take this award. FC Prague Silvers Rastislav ‘Messi’ Jelínek and FC X-Team’s Yuriy ‘Flash’ Kolesnik was also a part of this category.
HTU MVP: Ki-Hwan ‘Ackbar’ Ahn.
The most valuable player of global season 54 is AS Uijeongbu 07’s homgrown midfield superstar Ki-Hwan ‘Ackbar’ Ahn – Last seasons Best talent award winner. At the age of 22 he has 15 U20 games and 5 HT masters games on his record list and bring the 3rd award of the season to his club. No doubt that this is one of the great future legends of HTU. FC Runenberg’s Bruno Aoustin and Football Club Tranquebar’s Manoj ‘Punjabi Tiger’ Prabhu was also a part of this category.
Best Blog: FC Runenberg Blog
Sir_Schluurggi has been blogging every single week for a long long time. Thanks for the many good stories so far. Hope many more will come in the next and coming seasons.
Manager Of The Season: Mod-Paquebot
To find our winner we just have to look at the club history and see what he has accomplished with his first team this season
5-4-2014 (15/54)AS Uijeongbu 07 finished as number 1 in K-League season 42.
31-3-2014 (15/54) Participated in season 7 of Hattrick Asia Champions Cup and finished as number 2.
29-3-2014 (14/54)AS Uijeongbu 07, under the leadership of Mod-paquebot, became league champions season 42.
5-3-2014 (11/54)AS Uijeongbu 07, under the leadership of Mod-paquebot, became cup champions season 42.
17-2-2014 (9/54) Participated in season 6 of Hattrick Asia Champions Cup and finished as number 5.
3-2-2014 (7/54) The team was knocked out of Hattrick Masters round 5 season 54.
6-1-2014 (3/54) Participated in season 5 of Hattrick Asia Champions Cup and finished as number 1.
This is amazing and will forever be a tough one to beat for Paquebot and every other member of the federation. Congrats Paq on these amazing accomplishments this season. Hopefully you have some more left in the team so us who follow AS Uijeongbu 07 has something to look forward to in global season 55.
That was it. The 9th edition of HTU Awards. One season from now will will go for the 10. Until then. To close down with style. Here is the first ever Team Of The Season according to your votes. Thanks for participating and good luck in the new season.