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QFA Award

The Qatar Football Association’s (QFA) Awards are presented annually at the end of the football season in recognition of the most outstanding players, coaches, managers and referees in the previous Qatari football season.

since its inception in 2006; the recipients are voted by a panel consisting of QNB Stars League team coaches, Qatar national team coach, Qatar U-23 team coach, team managers, media representatives, representative of the QFA, representative of Qatar Stars League and President and Executive Committee members of the QFA.

In the thirteen previous editions, former Qatar coach Jorge Fossati holds the record for most QFA Awards honors (3), meanwhile, Al Rayyan’s Rodrigo Tabata was voted player of the year on two occasions in addition to claiming the Mansoor Muftah top scorer Award once.

Following a historic treble in the 2017/2018 season; Al Duhail unsurprisingly scooped the majority of the season’s awards. Tunisian Youssef Msakni was adjudged as the Best Player of the season, as he beat off the challenge from teammate Nam Tae-hee and Al Sadd’s Spanish midfield star Xavi Hernandez.

Al Duhail’s Djamel Belmadi bagged the award for the Best Coach, while Al Duhail’s Almoez Ali was named as the Best Under-23 Player.

Also, Youssef El Arabi of Al Duhail finished the QNB Stars League season with an impressive tally of 26 goals to win the Mansoor Muftah top scorer Award.

Year Player of the year Coach of the year
2006 Sebstian Soria Jorge Fossati
2007 Emerson Jorge Fossati
2008 Aziz bin Askar Marcos Paqueta
2009 Leonardo Pisculich Sebastiao Lazaroni
2010 Juninho Junior Caio
2011 Bakari Kone Abdullah Mubarak
2012 Rodrigo Tabata Diego Aguirre
2013 Khalfan Ibrahim Hussien Amouta
2014 Nadir Belhadj Sami El Trabelsi
2015 Hassan Al Haydos Michael Laudrup
2016 Rodrigo Tabata Jorge Fossati
2017 Nam Tae-hee Jesualdo Ferreira
2018 Youssef Msakni Djamel Belmadi