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Bekker Named Canadian Premier League's 2020 Player of the Year

November 26, 2020 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - Forge FC News Release

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced Thursday that Forge FC Captain Kyle Bekker has been named the 2020 Player of the Year, awarded to the Most Valuable Player in the CPL based on their overall play and importance to their Club. The winners of the 2020 CPL Awards were selected by a judging panel comprised of media writers and reporters from across Canada.

Bekker, 30, led the CPL in appearances (tie-11) and minutes played by an attacking player (879) in 2020, while posting a team-high three goals and adding one assist with five shots on target. The 5-10 native of Oakville, Ontario becomes the second Forge FC player to take home the award in its two years of existence, following 2019's winner Tristan Borges.

All awards take into account the nominees' performance for the full Canadian Premier League 2020 season from August 13 to September 19, 2020. Bekker's category included finalists Akeem Garcia from HFX Wanderers FC and Marco Bustos from Pacific FC.

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