Goodwin discusses winning second Aurelio Vidmar Medal

Craig Goodwin was incredibly grateful in his acceptance speech after being awarded the Aurelio Vidmar Medal for a second time.

Goodwin performed at an extremely high level for the Reds during the Isuzu UTE A-League 2021/22.

The 30-year-old scored nine league goals in the regular season to win the Club’s Golden Boot, and finished with 11 including finals and the Australia Cup. He also amassed eight assists.

Goodwin dedicated the accolade to his teammates and family after becoming the fourth Red to have won the award on at least two occasions.

“First and foremost, I’d like to thank all of the playing group and the coaching staff,” Goodwin said.

“It’s been a very enjoyable season for me to be able to work with them and you guys day in day out – It’s a great honour to share the dressing room.

“So thank you for pushing me to be better and better every single day, and I owe you guys everything and I wouldn’t be able to win this award without you guys. So thank you for that.

“Thank you to obviously the backroom staff at the club and everyone at the office sponsors, members and fans – massive thank you to you guys for coming out every single week and supporting us and pushing us and helping us do better.

Goodwin added: “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make the grand final and go that one extra this year, but hopefully next year we’ll be able to.

“But lastly, I just like to thank the most important people in my life being Katelyn and my boy Ezra.

“Without them I wouldn’t be able to be who I am and to be able to do what I do.

“So it’s an honour to be able to share life with them and them pushing me every day to be better and better has really helped me bring my game to another level.

“So thank you to everyone and hope you’re having a great night.”

To cap off a brilliant year, Goodwin also won the RAA Members’ A-League Men Player of the Year, the A-League Men Red Army Player of the Year and A-League Men Players’ Player.