New Japanese champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima dominated the first individual awards for the season, with championship final hero Takuma Asano figuring.
The J.League on Tuesday announced several post-season awards ahead of its gala ceremony scheduled for later this month.
Striker Asano was named the league’s Best Young Player following his nine-goal season, while his manager Hajime Moriyasu became the first-ever Japanese coach to win a third Manager of the Year trophy, tying Oswaldo Oliveira’s record in the process.
The remainder of the awards, including Goal of the Year, the 2015 J1 League Best XI and 2015 J1 League MVP will be announced at the 2015 J.League Awards on December 21 in Tokyo.
2015 J.League Awards Recipients
Best Young Player: Takuma Asano (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Fair Play Award (Prince Takamado Trophy): Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Fair Play Award (J1): Ventforet Kofu, Yokohama F. Marinos, Matsumoto Yamaga, Gamba Osaka, Sagan Tosu, Kawasaki Frontale, Montedio Yamagata
Fair Play Award (J2): Zweigen Kanazawa, Giravanz Kitakyushu, Tokushima Vortis, Ehime FC, Fagiano Okayama
Fair Play Award (J3): Grulla Morioka, Blaublitz Akita, AC Nagano Parceiro
Fair Play Award (Players): Shogo Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale), Yuji Nakazawa (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Manager of the Year: Hajime Moriyasu
Referee of the Year: Yuchi Nishimura
Assistant Referee of the Year: Toru Sagara
Best Pitch Award: Denka Swan Stadium, Toyota Stadium, IAI Stadium, Honjo Stadium
Best Youth Academy: Shimizu S-Pulse