Seven Lech Poznań players from five different categories have been nominated for the PKO BP Ekstraklasa awards. A jury made of 36 experts from regional and national media, as well as Ekstraklasa SA and Polish FA, will decide which of the footballers wins their respective category.
According to the official Ekstraklasa website, the experts on the voting panel will choose three best coaches and players from each category. The sports industry specialists selected to vote are: Krzysztof Marciniak, Filip Surma, Rafał Dębiński from Canal+, Jacek Kurowski and Maciej Iwański from TVP, Mateusz Rokuszewski from Weszło.com, Łukasz Olkowicz from Przegląd Sportowy and Onet, Piotr Koźmiński from WP.pl, Bartłomiej Kubiak from Sport.pl, Roman Kołtoń from Polsat Sport, Andrzej Janisz from Polskie Radio, Przemysław Pawlak from Piłka Nożnej, Tomasz Włodarczyk from Meczyki.pl, Sebastian Staszewski from Interia.pl, Maciej Białek from PAP, Stefan Szczepłek from Rzeczpospolita, Marcin Dorna from PZPN (Polish FA), Wojciech Bajak from Ekstraklasa SA, Bartosz Karcz from Gazeta Krakowska, Artur Dyczewski from Radio Szczecin, Krzysztof Brommer ze Sport, Miłosz Bieniaszewski from Nowiny24.pl, Piotr Pietras from Dziennik Polski, Włodzimierz Łyżwa from Radomskie Echo Dnia, Mateusz Jarmusz from Gazeta Wyborcza Poznań, Piotr Fortuna from tvregionalna.pl, Radosław Nawrot from Interia.pl, Jacek Żukowski from Gazeta Krakowska, Jerzy Kułakowski from Polskie Radio Białystok, Antoni Bugajski from Przegląd Sportowy and Onet, Maciej Szymczyk from Legia.net, Mariusz Rajek from Przegląd Sportowy and Onet, Maciej Wąsowski from Weszło.com, Bartosz Surman from Dziennik Wschodni, Michał Zichlarz from Katowicki Sport, and Maciej Słomiński from Interia.pl.
Meanwhile, the voting for the most prestigious award – that is, the Player of the Season – has a different format. The two players nominated for the award are Mikael Ishak and Joao Amaral. The winner, as per tradition, will be decided in a poll in which all PKO BP Ekstraklasa will participate.
The winners will be announced at the Ekstraklasa Gala which will once again be held in front of an audience and is scheduled for May 23rd, 8:30 pm. The event will be broadcasted by CANAL+ Sport, TVP Sport, as well as YouTube, and Facebook. During the ceremony, the Goal Scorer of the Season and Youth Player of the Season – selected together with PKO BP from this season’s youth player of the months – will also be awarded. In addition, this year’s edition of the gala will also include a totally new award for the Number of the Season prepared together with Totalizator Sportowy. Moreover, sports broadcasters will also hand out their own award – CANAL+ for Turbokozak of the Season and Telewizja Polska for Goal of the Season.
Goalkeeper of the Season: Krzysztof Kamiński (Wisła Płock), Vladan Kovacević (Raków Częstochowa), Filip Majchrowicz (Radomiak Radom), Frantisek Plach (Piast Gliwice), Dante Stipica (Pogoń Szczecin)
Defender of the Season: Patryk Kun (Raków Częstochowa), Antonio Milić (Lech Poznań), Joel Pereira (Lech Poznań), Bartosz Salamon (Lech Poznań), Fran Tudor (Raków Częstochowa)
Midfielder of the Season: Joao Amaral (Lech Poznań), Kamil Grosicki (Pogoń Szczecin), Jesper Karlstrom (Lech Poznań), Ivan Lopez (Raków Częstochowa), Josue Pesqueira (Legia Warszawa)
Forward of the Season: Mikael Ishak (Lech Poznań), Flavio Paixao (Lechia Gdańsk), Łukasz Sekulski (Wisła Płock), Luka Zahović (Pogoń Szczecin), Łukasz Zwoliński (Lechia Gdańsk)
Coach of the Season: Tomasz Kaczmarek (Lechia Gdańsk), Marek Papszun (Raków Częstochowa), Kosta Runjaic (Pogoń Szczecin), Maciej Skorża (Lech Poznań), Dawid Szulczek (Warta Poznań)