Forward Mark Bridge was named Western Sydney Wanderers' best player in its inaugural A-League campaign.
Football Federation Australia chief David Gallop and NSW Minister for Sport, Graham Annesley, were among a packed auditorium for the Wanderers' Medal Evening, in which Bridge was also awarded the club's golden boot with 11 goals.
The 27 year-old, who joined Wanderers in June after being released from the final year of his contract at Sydney FC, spoke of his decision not to drink alcohol this season in an attempt to revive his stalled career.
Bridge described the experience of losing the grand final to Central Coast Mariners as "bitter sweat", given he felt he'd produced career-best form this season.
Bridge won the Championship at his past two clubs, Sydney FC (2009-2010) and Newcastle Jets (2007-2008) - matches in which he scored the winning goal both times - despite admitting he had worked harder than ever this season after making a commitment to Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.
Wanderers defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley was voted by the fans as WSW's player of the season, while Servet Uzunlar took out the gong for W-League Player of the Year.
Yianni Perkatis, who made his A-League debut against Newcastle Jets on 29 March, won the National Youth League Player of the Year.
Western Sydney Wanderers 2012-2013 awards winners:
A-League Player Of The Year - Mark Bridge
A-League Golden Boot - Mark Bridge
Members Player Of The Year - Nikolai Topor-Stanley
W-League Player Of The Year - Servet Uzunlar
National Youth League Player Of The Year - Yianni Perkatis
W-League Golden Boot - Louise Fors