Andrew Redmayne honoured as Goalkeeper of the Year at Dolan Warren Awards
Socceroo Andrew Redmayne can add more silverware to the cabinet after being named the 2019/20 Goalkeeper of the Year at the Hyundai A-League's edition of the Dolan Warren Awards, held online on Thursday night.
Redmayne claims the award after securing a Premiership/Championship double with Sydney FC in the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League campaign.
The 31-year-old kept eight clean sheets including two Finals Series shut-outs to keep Perth Glory and Melbourne City scoreless in the Semi-Finals and Grand Final respectively as the Sky Blues marched to a second-consecutive Championship.
In 27 appearances Redmayne conceded just 23 goals, making 90 saves, 27 catches, 11 punches and 22 clearances in 2019/20, an impressive individual campaign which led to his collection of the league's ultimate goalkeeping prize.
But Redmayne was quick to deflect any notion the award was a personal achievement, preferring instead to credit the team as a whole and all who contributed to Sydney FC's defensive success.
"It’s a huge achievement but I don’t think it's something I will take as a personal accolade," Redmayne said.
"It’s one that I think the team deserves, the squad deserves and the club deserves, because I wouldn’t be here without the boys on the pitch or the boys in the change room and the staff behind the scenes that allowed me to perform the way that I have this year."
"I guess a lot of credit goes to Matt Nash (Sydney FC Head Goalkeeping Coach).
"He’s continued the work or the path that [former Goalkeeping Coach John Crawley] put me on, we’ve worked on a lot of the same things, he’s cut from the same cloth.
"Like I said, it’s something that I think is a team effort and one for the goalkeeper union at Sydney FC."
When critiquing his form throughout the season, Redmayne outlined a key improvement he's made in his game which has allowed him to flourish.
"One thing that I’ve really enjoyed is being relaxed in games, being calm in games and not getting too worked up in big moments," he said.
"Keeping that kind of calm, level head has I guess allowed me to execute what I needed to execute in big moments.
"That’s one of the main things I’ve really brought in, having that calm attitude in the heat of the moment."