Bafana Bafana midfielder Thulani Serero has earned recognition for a standout season in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem.
Serero, 29, has rebuilt his career with the Dutch outfit after falling out of favour at Ajax Amsterdam back in 2017.
The deep-lying playmaker was an ever-present figure in Vitas starting XI, only missing three games for the entire season - while often being lauded as the heart beat of Leonid Slutsky's side.
Serero averaged 51.9 passes per game with a completion rate of 89.3% over the 2018/19 season as they qualified for the UEFA Europa League play-offs with a fifth-placed finish.
And his effort have duly been recognised by in the nation his plied his trade in over the past eight years with a substitutes place in the team of the year - which has been dominated by players from the champions.
Serero featured 76 times for FC Hollywood since his free transfer in 2017, scoring three goals and registering two assists in his defensive midfield role.