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Kilkenny named City's A-League best

Neil Kilkenny has won Melbourne City's Player-of-the-Year award in his first season at the A-League club.

In City's underwhelming season, pass master Kilkenny showed his reliability with strong performances throughout the year.

No player completed more passes in the A-League than the former Socceroo through the regular season.

The 30-year-old was used as a centre back, a holding midfielder and a creative force through the season, impressing under coaches John van 't Schip and Michael Valkanis.

At the club's awards night in Melbourne on Saturday, Valkanis applauded Kilkenny's contribution.

"He is such a passionate competitor in matches and in training; he wears his heart on his sleeve and gives everything for 90 minutes each week," Valkanis said.

"Neil has been able to demonstrate his talent and leadership qualities to help the performance of our team and has positively contributed to the development of our young players."

Kilkenny was also named the supporters' Player of the Year.

Captain Bruno Fornaroli collected his second-successive club golden boot, while Thomas Sorensen was given the clubman award on his way out of the club.

The 41-year-old goalkeeper played second fiddle to Dean Bouzanis through the campaign and is expected to announce his retirement.

City's season ended with a 2-0 elimination final loss to Perth Glory last weekend.