Roy Krishna has won the Professional Footballers Australia Player of the Month Award for April – an award nominated by a committee comprised of former players and leading figures in the Australian football media. The nominees are voted on by PFA members from both competitions.
The New Zealand citizen has enjoyed a free-scoring season, with 19 goals in 27 appearances, leading him to the Hyundai A-League Golden Boot award.
The 31-year old has excelled with his goal-scoring abilities this season, helping his side achieve a Hyundai A-League Finals Series place for the first time since the 2014/15 season.
In April, Krishna scored three goals, achieving his first ever Hyundai A-League hat-trick in the Round 26 fixture against Melbourne City and in the process securing the Golden Boot award.
The Phoenix hit-man knew he had the potential to achieve such feats alongside a hard working team.
“It’s been such a special season this year and I’m grateful to have been able to play my part.
“It feels great to win these kind of awards, especially to get recognised by those who have played and been involved in the game.
"It's a fantastic achievement and I owe this award to the club, the fans and of course my teammates.
''They were the ones who have believed in me, encouraged me and have pushed me to achieve more on the pitch."
Krishna could continue his array of awards this season, with the striker in contention to win the Johnny Warren Medal to be presented next week in Sydney.