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Sydney Roosters playmaker Todd Carney has won the League Unlimited Player of the Year Award, as voted for by League Unlimited's dedicated team of Live Updaters.
The 24-year old accumulated a massive 30 votes throughout the course the season, three points clear of his nearest rival, Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall.
Carney played a key role in Sydney's resurgence from wooden spooners to grand finalists in 2010 with his lethal running game the highlight of an often destructive Roosters' attack.
It's another example of Carney's stunning transformation - he was sacked by Canberra in 2008 after a series of off field demeanours - but has returned reformed and managed to claim the NRL Dally M Medal, five-eighth of the year and Provan-Summons award in his first year back in the top grade.
Premiership winner Jamie Soward was the highest placed St George Illawarra player, finishing sixth on the overall ladder with 21 votes.
Penrith were the most represented team in the awards, with 18 players recieving at least one vote.
Voting included all NRL fixtures and finals as well as representative games (City v Country, State of Origin and the annual ANZAC Test). They were distributed in a 3, 2, 1 format for best on ground at the conclusion of each match.
LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2010
Todd Carney (Roosters)
Benji Marshall (Tigers)
Terry Campese (Raiders)
Scott Prince (Titans)
Josh Dugan (Raiders)
Jamie Soward (Dragons)
Cooper Cronk (Storm), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Jamie Lyon (Sea Eagles)
Luke Lewis (Panthers), Darren Lockyer (Broncos), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), James Maloney (Warriors), Cameron Smith (Storm)
Darius Boyd (Dragons), Johnathan Thurston (Cowboys)
Paul Gallen (Sharks), Jarrod Mullen (Knights), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters)
Greg Bird (Titans)
Gareth Ellis (Tigers), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles)
Preston Campbell (Titans), Lachlan Coote (Panthers), Michael Ennis (Bulldogs), Israel Folau (Broncos), Nate Myles (Roosters), Sam Thaiday (Broncos)
Nathan Friend (Titans), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Trent Hodkinson (Sea Eagles), Brett Morris (Dragons)
Josh Hoffman (Broncos), Michael Jennings (Panthers), David Shillington (Raiders), Billy Slater (Storm)
Ben Barba (Bulldogs), Luke Burt (Eels), Ben Hannant (Bulldogs), Ben Hornby (Dragons), Cory Paterson (Knights), Ben Te'o (Broncos), Akuila Uate (Knights), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Rhys Wesser (Rabbitohs)
Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Ben Creagh (Dragons), Nathan Gardner (Sharks), Brett Kimmorley (Bulldogs), Jeremy Smith (Dragons), Cooper Vuna (Knights), Luke Walsh (Panthers)
Matt Cooper (Dragons), Michael Gordon (Panthers), Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Justin O'Neill (Storm), Chris Sandow (Rabbitohs)
Braith Anasta (Roosters), Matt Bowen (Cowboys), Beau Champion (Rabbitohs), Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles), Wade Graham (Panthers), Matt Gillett (Broncos), Greg Inglis (Storm), Steven Matai (Sea Eagles), Mat Rogers (Titans), Jerome Ropati (Warriors), David Stagg (Bulldogs), Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles), David Taylor (Rabbitohs), Dean Young (Dragons)
Luke Bailey (Titans), Trent Barrett (Sharks), Lewis Brown (Warriors), Liam Fulton (Tigers), Jamal Idris (Bulldogs), Kris Keating (Eels), Kevin Kingston (Panthers), Feleti Mateo (Eels), Josh McCrone (Raiders), Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Roosters), Corey Parker (Broncos), Matt Prior (Dragons), Timana Tahu (Eels), Michael Weyman (Dragons)
Scott Bolton (Cowboys), Brett Finch (Storm), Shannon Gallant (Cowboys), Chris Heighington (Tigers), Nathan Hindmarsh (Eels), Micheal Luck (Warriors), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters), Frank Pritchard (Panthers), John Sutton (Rabbitohs), Joseph Tomane (Titans), Lote Tuqiri (Tigers), Travis Waddell (Raiders), Peter Wallace (Broncos), Anthony Watts (Cowboys), Tony Williams (Sea Eagles)
Glen Buttriss (Raiders), Geoff Daniela (Tigers), Luke Douglas (Sharks), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Blake Ferguson (Sharks), Andrew Fifita (Tigers), Aaron Heremaia (Warriors), Ryan Hinchcliffe (Storm), Justin Horo (Eels), Kevin Locke (Warriors), Tim Mannah (Eels), Willie Mason (Cowboys), Tim Moltzen (Tigers), John Morris (Sharks), Josh Morris (Bulldogs), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Kade Snowden (Sharks), Fetuli Talanoa (Rabbitohs), Brent Tate (Warriors), Willie Tonga (Cowboys), William Zillman (Titans)
Matthew Bell (Panthers), Nathan Cayless (Eels), Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Neville Costigan (Dragons), Luke Covell (Sharks), Jarrod Croker (Raiders), Matt Duffie (Storm), Dylan Farrell (Rabbitohs), Keith Galloway (Tigers), Bryson Goodwin (Bulldogs), Kevin Gordon (Titans), Bronson Harrison (Raiders), Ian Henderson (Warriors), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Kane Linnett (Dragons), Drury Low (Raiders), Adam MacDougall (Knights), Sam McKendry (Panthers), Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs), Steve Michaels (Titans), Joel Moon (Warriors), Russell Packer (Warriors), Aaron Payne (Cowboys), Sam Perrett (Roosters), Josh Perry (Sea Eagles), Luke Priddis (Dragons), Adrian Purtell (Panthers), Ben Roberts (Bulldogs), Michael Robertson (Sea Eagles), Reece Robinson (Rabbitohs), Shane Rodney (Sea Eagles), Ben Rogers (Knights), Beau Ryan (Tigers), Junior Sa'u (Knights), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Brett Seymour (Warriors), Tim Smith (Sharks), Kyle Stanley (Dragons), Ukuma Ta'ai (Warriors), Ryan Tandy (Bulldogs), Trevor Thurling (Raiders), Brad Tighe (Panthers), Aiden Tolman (Storm), Alan Tongue (Raiders), Bill Tupou (Warriors), Shane Tronc (Broncos), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)
Mitchell Aubusson (Roosters), Michael Bani (Cowboys), Colin Best (Rabbitohs), Snador Earl (Panthers), Shane Elford (Panthers), Ben Farrar (Sea Eagles), Shaun Fensom (Raiders), Jake Friend (Roosters), Bryce Gibbs (Tigers), Yileen Gordon (Bulldogs), Jon Green (Dragons), Ashley Harrison (Titans), Matt Hilder (Knights), William Hopoate (Sea Eagles), Krisnan Inu (Eels), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Jeff Lima (Storm), Grant Millington (Sharks), David Milne (Raiders), Mark Minichiello (Titans), Daniel Mortimer (Eels), Corey Norman (Broncos), Luke Patten (Bulldogs), Scott Porter (Sharks), Kevin Procter (Storm), Anthony Quinn (Storm), Sam Rapira (Warriors), Jason Ryles (Roosters), Beau Scott (Dragons), David Simmons (Panthers), Ben Smith (Eels), Nathan Smith (Panthers), Zeb Taia (Knights), Arana Taumata (Cowboys), Bodene Thompson (Titans), Daniel Vidot (Raiders), Trent Waterhouse (Panthers), Dean Whare (Sea Eagles), Matthew White (Titans), Ty Williams (Cowboys), Jharal Yow Yeh (Broncos)