Danny Caro's Northern Leagues Team of the Season


AFC Flixton and Leeds Maccabi were the stand-out teams, while the efforts of players from Manchester Maccabi and South Manchester Sports have also been recognised

1. ALEX DAVIES (South Manchester) - "has shown unbelievable ability for such a young man. In his second full season in the seniors, Alex has won points single-handedly this year. Compared to David De Gea in both his appearance and performance levels, that's an injustice to Alex. Players' Player of the Year last season and odds on to retain the honour. Top goalkeeper - top lad"

2. ADAM JACKSON (Manchester Maccabi) - "has played with spirit, enthusiasm and commitment throughout the season also showing admirable leadership qualities when taking over the captaincy"

3. HARRY LANDY (Leeds Maccabi) - "first season at senior level having come through the ranks at Leeds Maccabi. 17-years-old and plays with the maturity of a 27-year-old. Helped contribute to the team only conceding 12 goals in the league this season. Very steady and comfortable with the ball with a big future ahead at this level. He is the MJSL’s Young Player of the Year"

4. MICHAEL SACKS (AFC Flixton) - half man, half mountain. The complete defender. Chipped in with goals as his team won the Accountants League Premier Division title

5. GIDI AMAR (Leeds Maccabi) - "MJSL player of the year. The skipper and another outstanding year for Gid. He has led the team since I took over as manager and leads by example. Coming up with the last minute equaliser at home to HPR in December was a highlight as it protected our invincible tag. Plays with Harry at CB and again shows how well we have defended this season"

6. ADAM GILMAN (AFC Flixton) - Gily produced a series of top-notch performances in a season where Flixton flirted with the quadruple. A champion of a player who finished the season with a league title winners' medal

7. MARK STEWART (South Manchester) - "a club legend. Even at the ripe old age of 38 - Stewy turns out week on week for South, offering an experienced head and a calming influence. Questions were raised regarding whether Stewy would play this season, but in a Maccabiah year, he would have been silly not to. Stewy is a legend south of the Manchester border and on the international stage"

8. MARK BELL (AFC Flixton) - led by example week in, week out. One of the first names on the teamsheet from a man who knows only how to give 110 per cent. Fully deserves his place in the Team Maccabi GB European Maccabi Games squad. Watch out for him in Berlin

9. RYAN SILVESTER (Manchester Maccabi) - "has scored some important and spectacular goals, showing pace and skill that could easily deliver at a higher standard. Unfortunately his condition means that he can no longer play football, a great loss to Maccabi and Jewish football in general"

10. LEOR SIDLE (AFC Flixton) - a truly outstanding season when everything he touched turned to goals

11. JORDAN MARKS (Leeds Maccabi) - edged out HPR's Alex Swift after helping mighty Leeds secure the treble. Won almost everything this year. Scoring in the Cyril Anekstein final for Raiders. Winning the league in London along with the double for Leeds Maccabi. He contributes with assists and goals from both wings and has tormented defences in the MJSL. Scored 13 goals in all competitions for Leeds

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