York United wide man Max Ferrari has been named CanPL.ca’s Player of the Week for the second week in September.
Ferrari scored the winning goal in York’s crucial 905 Derby win over Forge FC on Saturday, thumping an effort past Triston Henry and putting his Nine Stripes side level on points for the fourth and final playoff spot in the process. He followed that up with a stellar performance midweek against Atlético Ottawa, leading his team in tackles (three), passing percentage (95%), and duels (20) in a tireless all-around effort to ensure York their first home win of the season.
The 21-year-old, who has scored three goals and added four assists on the season, tops all under-21 players in the Jones Deslauriers | Navacord U-21 Minutes Leaderboard, compiling 1481 minutes across 18 appearances.
“He wants to be a professional footballer at the highest level and represent Canada, and my job is to provide every resource possible to help get him where he wants to go and get the best out of him,” York manager Jimmy Brennan said of Ferrari in a recent press conference. “He’s been an absolute pleasure working with, and truly, I hope he fulfills his dreams and I hope he gets to the highest level that he can get to.”
In the most recent episode of the CanPL.ca Newsroom, hosts Kristian Jack, Marty Thompson, and Charlie O’Connor-Clarke discussed his meteoric rise and how he’s gone from Best Under-21 Player of the Year to proper Player of the Year candidate (seen above).
Ferrari is the first York player to earn POTW honours on the season and joins former winners Kyle Bekker and Kwame Awuah of Forge FC, Cavalry FC’s David Norman Jr. and Daan Klomp, Valour FC’s Jonathan Sirois and Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Ottawa’s Alberto Soto, and Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio as past winners in the 2021 season. Cavalry and Pacific wide players Mo Farsi and Marco Bustos have picked up CanPL.ca’s Player of the Month honous as well.