2018 Defensive Player of the Year: Anton Tinnerholm

Here comes the… TinnerBOOM.

Anton Tinnerholm has been named NYCFC’s Defender of the Year for 2018.

The Swedish right back earned the award following an outstanding debut season in MLS.

A rock at the back and a driving force up the wing – Tinnerholm quickly endeared himself to the City faithful with a string of early season wonder strikes that came to be known as the TinnerBOOM.

The 27 year-old signed for New York City FC on December 13th of 2017 after winning Allsvenskan Defender of the Year award and leading Malmo to back-to-back titles.

He made 31 regular season starts and 3 playoff starts – tallying 4 goals and 6 assists overall.

His tireless work rate and leadership were evident from the day he arrived. A proven-winner over the course of his young career, he will continue his fight to bring a first trophy to NYCFC next season.

Everyone at NYCFC would like to congratulate Anton on a fantastic first season with the club and this well deserved award.

Keep it locked on NYCFC.com as we reveal our 2018 MVP tomorrow!