Albert Goldthorpe Medal

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Albert Goldthorpe Medal
Albert goldthorpe all four cups.jpg
Hunslet captain, Albert Goldthorpe, posing
with "All Four Cups" in 1908
Sport Rugby league
Competition Super League
Given forLeading players
Country England
France
Canada
Presented by Rugby Leaguer & League Express
History
First award2008
First winner Flag of Scotland.svg Danny Brough
Most recent Flag of England.svg Jonny Lomax

The Albert Goldthorpe Medal is an award that has been created by Rugby Leaguer & League Express to honour the leading players in the Super League and to honour Albert Goldthorpe, who was English rugby league's first superstar at the turn of the 20th century.

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The Albert Goldthorpe Medal is a solid gold medal worth several thousand UK pounds, incorporating a photograph of Goldthorpe with "All Four Cups".

The award was introduced in the 2008 season to commemorate the centenary of the feat of Goldthorpe in leading Hunslet to become the first club to win all four major trophies in one season in 1908.

It is intended to parallel the 'Dally M Medal' named after the great Australian player Dally Messenger, which is awarded to the NRL player of the year by rugby league writers associated with the News Limited series of newspapers in Australia.

League Express reporters will cast votes for the Albert Goldthorpe Medal after every Super League game in the regular season. The three players who, in the opinion of the reporter, have been the three 'best and fairest' players in the game will receive three points, two points and one point respectively. To be eligible for a vote, a player must not have been suspended from the competition at any stage during the season.

Winners

YearAlbert Goldthorpe MedalSecondThird
2008 Flag of Scotland.svg Danny Brough
(Scrum-half - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats)
Flag of France.svg Thomas Bosc
(Scrum-half - Dragons Catalans)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Monaghan
(Scrum-half - Warrington)
Flag of England.svg Leon Pryce
(Stand-off - St Helens)
2009 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Dobson
(Scrum-half - Hull Kingston Rovers)
Flag of Scotland.svg Danny Brough
(Scrum-half - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brett Hodgson
(Fullback - Huddersfield)
2010 Flag of Ireland.svg Pat Richards
(Wing - Wigan)
Flag of England.svg Sam Tomkins
(Stand-off - Wigan)
Flag of England.svg Kevin Brown
(Stand-off - Huddersfield)
2011 Flag of New Zealand.svg Rangi Chase
(Scrum-half - Castleford)
Flag of England.svg Sam Tomkins
(Fullback - Wigan)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Scott Dureau
(Scrum-half - Dragons Catalans)
2012 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Scott Dureau
(Scrum-half - Dragons Catalans)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Dobson
(Scrum-half - Hull Kingston Rovers)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brett Finch
(Stand-off - Wigan)
2013 Flag of Scotland.svg Danny Brough
(Scrum-half - Huddersfield)
Flag of England.svg Rangi Chase
(Scrum-half - Castleford)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Dobson
(Scrum-half - Hull Kingston Rovers)
2014 Flag of Scotland.svg Danny Brough
(Scrum-half - Huddersfield)
Flag of England.svg Kevin Brown
(Stand-off - Widnes)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Travis Burns
(Stand-off - Hull Kingston Rovers)
2015 [1] Flag of England.svg Luke Gale
(Scrum-half - Castleford)
Flag of Scotland.svg Danny Brough
(Scrum-half - Huddersfield)
Flag of Scotland.svg Ian Henderson
(Hooker - Dragons Catalans)
Flag of England.svg Alex Walmsley
(Prop - St Helens)
2016 [2] Flag of England.svg Luke Gale
(Scrum-half - Castleford)
Flag of England.svg Marc Sneyd
(Scrum-half - Hull F.C.)
Flag of Samoa.svg Denny Solomona
(Wing - Castleford)
2017 Flag of England.svg Luke Gale
(Scrum-half - Castleford)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Robert Lui
(Stand-off - Salford)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Albert Kelly
(Stand-off - Hull F.C.)
2018 Flag of England.svg Stefan Ratchford
(Fullback - Warrington)
Flag of England.svg James Roby
(Hooker - St Helens)
Flag of England.svg Sam Tomkins
(Fullback - Wigan)
2019 [3] Flag of England.svg Jonny Lomax
(Stand-off - St Helens)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jackson Hastings
(Scrum-half - Salford)
Flag of Scotland.svg Lachlan Coote
(Fullback - St Helens)

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References

  1. Albert Goldthorpe Medal - Final Points Table 2015, totalrl.com, consulté le 10 octobre 2018
  2. Albert Goldthorpe Medal - Final Points Table 2016, totalrl.com, consulté le 10 octobre 2018
  3. St Helens dominate 2019 Albert Goldthorpe Medal Rankings, totalrl.com, consulté le 6 octobre 2019.