Indoor Soccer Award Winners

Because I’m not sure there’s one resource that lists them all in one place, here are the major award individual award winners for every pro indoor soccer league of consequence ever. Verified additions and corrections are always welcome. This is a work in progress.

If a player has won an award multiple times, that number is noted in parentheses.

Major Arena Soccer League (2014-present)

Most Valuable Player

2022-2023 – Nick Perera, Tacoma Stars (2)
2021-2022 – Ian Bennett, Milwaukee Wave (2)
2021 – Ian Bennett, Florida Tropics
2019-2020 – Franck Tayou, Ontario Fury (4)
2018-2019 – Nick Perera, Tacoma Stars
2017-2018 – Franck Tayou, Soles de Sonora (3)
2016-2017 – Franck Tayou, Soles de Sonora (2)
2015-2016 – Franck Tayou, Soles de Sonora
2014-2015 – Leo Gibson, Missouri Comets

Scoring Champion

2022-2023 – Nick Perera, Tacoma Stars (2)
2021-2022 – Ian Bennett, Milwaukee Wave (2)
2021 – Ian Bennett, Florida Tropics
2019-2020 – Franck Tayou, Ontario Fury (4)
2018-2019 – Nick Perera, Tacoma Stars
2017-2018 – Franck Tayou, Soles de Sonora (3)
2016-2017 – Franck Tayou, Soles de Sonora (2)
2015-2016 – Franck Tayou, Soles de Sonora
2014-2015 – Leo Gibson, Missouri Comets

Goalkeeper of the Year

2022-2023 – Boris Pardo, San Diego Sockers (3)
2021-2022 – Boris Pardo, San Diego Sockers (2)
2021 – Claysson De Lima, Ontario Fury
2019-2020 – Chris Toth, Ontario Fury (3)
2018-2019 – Boris Pardo, San Diego Sockers
2017-2018 – Chris Toth, San Diego Sockers (2)
2016-2017 – Chris Toth, San Diego Sockers
2015-2016 – Danny Waltman, Tacoma Stars
2014-2015 – William Vanzela, Baltimore Blast

Defender of the Year

2022-2023 – Rafa Alves, Florida Tropics
2021-2022 – Chad Vandegriffe, Florida Tropics
2021 – Robert Palmer, Kansas City Comets
2019-2020 – Drew Ruggles, Florida Tropics
2018-2019 – Darren Toby, Utica City FC
2017-2018 – Robert Acosta, St. Louis Ambush
2016-2017 – Stephen Basso, Harrisburg Heat
2015-2016 – Pat Healey, Baltimore Blast (2)
2014-2015 – Pat Healey, Baltimore Blast

Coach of the Year

2022-2023 – Phil Salvagio, San Diego Sockers (2)
2021-2022 – Richardinho Carvalho, Dallas Sidekicks
2021 – Jimmy Nordberg, Ontario Fury
2019-2020 – Clay Roberts, Florida Tropics
2018-2019 – Phil Salvagio, San Diego Sockers
2017-2018 – Mariano Bollella, Monterrey Flash
2016-2017 – Denison Cabral, Harrisburg Heat
2015-2016 – Darren Sawatzky, Tacoma Stars
2014-2015 – Vlatko Andonovski, Missouri Comets

Rookie/Newcomer of the Year

2022-2023 – Gabriel Costa, Empire Strykers
2021-2022 – Luiz Morales, Mesquite Outlaws
2021 – Not awarded
2019-2020 – Duduca Carvalho, St. Louis Ambush
2018-2019 – Zach Reget, St. Louis Ambush
2017-2018 – Edgar Gonzalez, Monterrey Flash & Philip Lund, Tacoma Stars
2016-2017 – Stephen Paterson, Kansas City Comets
2015-2016 – Alejandro Leyva, Soles de Sonora
2014-2015 – Gordy Gurson, St. Louis Ambush

Major Indoor Soccer League (1978-1992)

Most Valuable Player

1991-1992 – Victor Nogueira, San Diego (2)
1990-1991 – Victor Nogueira, San Diego (2)
1989-1990 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks (2)
1988-1989 – Preki, Tacoma Stars
1987-1988 – Erik Rasmussen, Wichita Wings
1986-1987 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks
1985-1986 – Steve Zungul, Tacoma Stars/San Diego Sockers (6)
1984-1985 – Steve Zungul, San Diego Sockers (5)
1983-1984 – Stan Stamenkovic, Baltimore Blast
1982-1983 – Alan Mayer, San Diego Sockers
1981-1982 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows (4) & Stan Terlecki, Pittsburgh Spirit
1980-1981 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows (3)
1979-1980 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows (2)
1978-1979 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows

Scoring Champion

1991-1992 – Zoran Karic, Cleveland Crunch
1990-1991 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks (3)
1989-1990 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks (2)
1988-1989 – Preki, Tacoma Stars
1987-1988 – Erik Rasmussen, Wichita Wings
1986-1987 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks
1985-1986 – Steve Zungul, Tacoma Stars/San Diego Sockers (6)
1984-1985 – Steve Zungul, San Diego Sockers (5)
1983-1984 – Stan Stamenkovic, Baltimore Blast
1982-1983 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows/Golden Bay Earthquakes (4)
1981-1982 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows (3)
1980-1981 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows (2)
1979-1980 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows
1978-1979 – Fred Grgurev, Philadelphia Fever

Goalkeeper of the Year

1991-1992 – Victor Nogueria, San Diego Sockers (3)
1990-1991 – Victor Nogueria, San Diego Sockers (2)
1989-1990 – Joe Papaleo, Dallas Sidekicks
1988-1989 – Victor Nogueira, San Diego Sockers
1987-1988 – Zoltan Toth, San Diego Sockers (2)
1986-1987 – Tino Lettieri, Minnesota Strikers
1985-1986 – Keith Van Eron, Baltimore Blast
1984-1985 – Scott Manning, Baltimore Blast
1983-1984 – Slobo Ilijevski, St. Louis Steamers (2)
1982-1983 – Zoltan Toth, New York Arrows
1981-1982 – Slobo Ilijevski, St. Louis Steamers
1980-1981 – Enzo DiPede, Chicago Horizon
1979-1980 – Sepp Gantenhammer, Houston Summit Soccer
1978-1979 – Paul Hammond, Houston Summit Soccer

Defender of the Year

1991-1992 – Kevin Crow, San Diego Sockers (5)
1990-1991 – Kevin Crow, San Diego Sockers (4)
1989-1990 – Wes McLeod, Dallas Sidekicks
1988-1989 – Kevin Crow, San Diego Sockers (3)
1987-1988 – Kevin Crow, San Diego Sockers (2)
1986-1987 – Bruce Savage, Baltimore Blast
1985-1986 – Kim Roentved, Wichita Wings (2)
1984-1985 – Kevin Crow, San Diego Sockers
1983-1984 – Kim Roentved, Wichita Wings
1982-1983 – Bernie James, Cleveland Force
1981-1982 – Val Tuksa, New York Arrows
1980-1981 – Not awarded
1979-1980 – Not awarded
1978-1979 – Not awarded

Coach of the Year

1991-1992 – Gordon Jago, Dallas Sidekicks
1990-1991 – Trevor Dawkins, Cleveland Crunch
1989-1990 – Billy Phillips, Dallas Sidekicks
1988-1989 – Kenny Cooper, Baltimore Blast (2)
1987-1988 – Ron Newman, San Diego Sockers
1986-1987 – David Clements, Kansas City Comets
1985-1986 – Gordon Jago, Dallas Sidekicks
1984-1985 – Peter Wall, Los Angeles Lazers
1983-1984 – Kenny Cooper, Baltimore Blast
1982-1983 – Pat McBride, Kansas City Comets (2)
1981-1982 – David Clements, Denver Avalanche
1980-1981 – Don Popovic, New York Arrows
1979-1980 – Len Bilous, Pittsburgh Spirit & Pat McBride, St. Louis Steamers
1978-1979 – Timo Liekoski, Cleveland Force

Rookie of the Year

1991-1992 – Tommy Tanner, Cleveland Crunch
1990-1991 – David Banks, San Diego Sockers
1989-1990 – Terry Brown, St. Louis Storm
1988-1989 – Rusty Troy, Baltimore Blast
1987-1988 – David Doyle, Kansas City Comets
1986-1987 – John Stollmayer, Cleveland Force
1985-1986 – David Boncek, Kansas City Comets
1984-1985 – Ali Kazemaini, Cleveland Force
1983-1984 – Kevin Maher, Pittsburgh Spirit
1982-1983 – Kirk Shermer, Los Angeles Lazers
1981-1982 – Germain Iglesias, Buffalo Stallions
1980-1981 – Don Ebert, St. Louis Steamers
1979-1980 – Jim Sinclair, Buffalo Stallions
1978-1979 – Not awarded

MISL Pass Master (Most Assists)

1991-1992 – Zoran Karic, Cleveland Crunch
1990-1991 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks
1989-1990 – Jan Goossens, Kansas City Comets
1988-1989 – Chico Borja, Wichita wings & Preki, Tacoma Stars (2)
1987-1988 – Preki, Tacoma Stars
1986-1987 – Kai Haaskivi, Cleveland Force
1985-1986 – Steve Zungul, Tacoma Stars/San Diego Sockers (4)
1984-1985 – Steve Zungul, San Diego Sockers (3)
1983-1984 – Stan Stamenkovic, Baltimore Blast (2)
1982-1983 – Stan Stamenkovic, Baltimore Blast
1981-1982 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows (2)
1980-1981 – Jorgen Kristiansen, Wichita Wings
1979-1980 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows
1978-1979 – Fred Grgurev, Philadelphia Fever

Championship Series Most Valuable Player/Player of the Year

1991-1992 – Thompson Usiyan, San Diego Sockers
1990-1991 – Ben Collins, San Diego Sockers
1989-1990 – Brian Quinn, San Diego Sockers (2)
1988-1989 – Victor Nogueira, San Diego Sockers
1987-1988 – Hugo Perez, San Diego Sockers
1986-1987 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks
1985-1986 – Brian Quinn, San Diego Sockers
1984-1985 – Steve Zungul, San Diego Sockers (4)
1983-1984 – Scott Manning, Baltimore Blast
1982-1983 – Juli Veee, San Diego Sockers
1981-1982 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows (3)
1980-1981 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows (2)
1979-1980 – Steve Zungul, New York Arrows
1978-1979 – Shep Messing, New York Arrows

Newcomer of the Year

1991-1992 – Not awarded
1990-1991 – Paul Peschisolido, Kansas City Comets
1989-1990 – Claudio DeOliviera, St. Louis Storm
1988-1989 – Domenic Mobilio, Baltimore Blast
1987-1988 – Nanad Zigante, Wichita Wings
1986-1987 – Steve Kinsey, Minnesota Strikers
1985-1986 – Not awarded
1984-1985 – Not awarded
1983-1984 – Not awarded
1982-1983 – Not awarded
1981-1982 – Not awarded
1980-1981 – Not awarded
1979-1980 – Not awarded
1978-1979 – Not awarded

Championship Series Unsung Hero

1991-1992 – Kevin Crow, San Diego Sockers
1990-1991 – Glenn Carbonara, San Diego Sockers
1989-1990 – Paul Wright, San Diego Sockers
1988-1989 – Paul Dougherty, San Diego Sockers
1987-1988 – George Fernandez, San Diego Sockers
1986-1987 – Not awarded
1985-1986 – Not awarded
1984-1985 – Not awarded
1983-1984 – Not awarded
1982-1983 – Not awarded
1981-1982 – Not awarded
1980-1981 – Not awarded
1979-1980 – Not awarded
1978-1979 – Not awarded

 

Continental Indoor Soccer League (1993-1997)

Most Valuable Player

1997 – Paul Dougherty, Houston Hotshots
1996 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks (3)
1995 – Preki, San Jose Grizzlies
1994 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks (2)
1993 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks

Scoring Champion

1997 – Paul Dougherty, Houston Hotshots
1996 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks (4)
1995 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks (3)
1994 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks (2)
1993 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks

Goalkeeper of the Year

1997 – Juan de la O, Seattle SeaDogs (2)
1996 – Juan de la O, Seattle SeaDogs
1995 – Mike Dowler, Sacramento Knights
1994 – Antonio Cortes, San Diego Sockers
1993 – Joe Papaleo, Dallas Sidekicks

Coach of the Year

1997 – Fernando Clavijo, Seattle SeaDogs
1996 – Trevor Dawkins, Houston Hotshots
1995 – Erich Geyer, Monterrey La Raza
1994 – George Fernandez, Anaheim Splash
1993 – Gordon Jago, Dallas Sidekicks

Rookie of the Year

1997 – Guillermo Castaneda, Washington Warthogs
1996 – Carlos Farias, San Diego Sockers
1995 – Mark Chung, San Diego Sockers
1994 – John Olu–Molomo, San Diego Sockers
1993 – Marco Lopez, Monterrey La Raza

Defender of the Year

1997 – Genoni Martinez, Monterrey La Raza
1996 – Troy Snyder, Washington Warthogs
1995 – Danny Pena, Sacramento Knights
1994 – Ralph Black, Anaheim Splash
1993 – Sean Bowers, Sacramento Knights

Playoffs Most Valuable Player

1997 – Juan de la O, Seattle SeaDogs
1996 – Raul Salas, Monterrey La Raza
1995 – Zizinho, Monterrey La Raza
1994 – Branko Segota, Las Vegas Dustdevils
1993 – Tatu, Dallas Sidekicks

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