2016               Daryl Horgan                      (Dundalk)

2015               Richie Towell                       (Dundalk)

2014               Chris Fagan                           (St Patrick’s Athletic)                    

2013               Killian Brennan                    (St Patrick’s Athletic)

2012               Mark Quigley                       (Sligo Rovers)

2011               Eamon Zayed                       (Derry City)

2010               Richie Ryan                          (Sligo Rovers)

2009               Gary Twigg                           (Shamrock Rovers)

2008               Keith Fahey                          (St Patrick’s Athletic)

2007               Brian Shelley                        (Drogheda United)

2006               Joseph Ndo                           (Shelbourne)

2005               Mark Farren                         (Derry City)

2004               Jason Byrne                          (Shelbourne)

2003               Jason Byrne                          (Shelbourne)

2002/2003    Glen Crowe                          (Bohemian FC)

2001/2002    Owen Heary                         (Shelbourne)

2000/2001    Glen Crowe                          (Bohemian FC)

1999/2000    Pat Fenlon                            (Shelbourne)

1998/1999    Paul Osam                            (St Patrick’s Athletic)

1997/1998    Pat Scully                              (Shelbourne)

1996/1997    Peter Hutton                       (Derry City)

1995/1996    Eddie Gormley                     (St Patrick’s Athletic)

1994/1995    Liam Coyle                            (Derry City)

1993/1994    Stephen Geoghegan          (Shamrock Rovers)

1992/1993    Donal O’Brien                      (Derry City)  

1991/1992    Pat Fenlon                            (Bohemian FC)

1990/ 1991   Pat Morley                           (Cork City)

1989/1990    Mark Ennis                           (St Patrick’s Athletic)

1988/1989    Paul Doolin                           (Derry City)

1987/1988    Paddy Dillon                         (St Patrick’s Athletic)

1986/1987    Mick Byrne                           (Shamrock Rovers)

1985/1986    Paul Doolin                           (Shamrock Rovers)

1984/1985    Tommy Gaynor                   (Limerick City)

1983/1984    Pat Byrne                              (Shamrock Rovers)

1982/1983    Martin Murray                    (Drogheda United)

1981/1982    Paul McGrath                      (St Patrick’s Athletic)

1980/1981    Padriag O’Connor               (Athlone Town)