The Canadian Premier League announced Thursday that Forge FC Head Coach & Sporting Director Bobby Smyrniotis has been named a CPL Manager of the Month for October.

Smyrniotis, 44, led Forge FC to become CPL champions for the fourth time in five years last month, defeating Cavalry FC 2-1 in the CPL Final after a dramatic comeback in extra time. Forge FC played two postseason games, both of them against Cavalry, and won both matches, improving to 10-2-1 all-time in CPL playoff action. Forge ended their 2023 regular season in early October, finishing second in the league table with an 11-9-8 record and 42 points. Smyrniotis was also nominated for the CPL’s Coach of the Year award within the month, his fifth nomination in as many seasons.

This is the second time Smyrniotis has been named Manager of the Month in 2023, having won it in the first month of the season after coaching Forge to the strongest start in club history.

Forge FC players named to the CPL Gatorade Team of the Week this season:

Noah Jensen – Week 1

Aboubacar Sissoko, Ashtone Morgan, Manjrekar James – Week 3

Terran Campbell, Tristan Borges, Triston Henry – Week 4

Jordan Hamilton – Week 5

Triston Henry – Week 7

Kyle Bekker – Week 8

Terran Campbell – Week 11

Kyle Bekker – Week 12

Kyle Bekker, Tristan Borges, Terran Campbell, Triston Henry – Week 13

Kyler Bekker, Terran Campbell – Week 14

Manjrekar James, Kyle Bekker, David Choiniere, Triston Henry – Week 15

Ashtone Morgan, Kyle Bekker, Triston Henry – Week 16

Kyle Bekker – Week 18

Beni Badibanga – Week 19

Alexander Achinioti-Jönsson – Week 20

Woobens Pacius, Alexander Achinioti-Jönsson – Week 21

Beni Badibanga – Week 23

Rezart Rama, Kwasi Poku, Woobens Pacius – Week 24

Rezart Rama – Week 25


Forge FC players named CPL Players of the Week this season:

Manjrekar James – Week 3

Triston Henry – Week 7

Terran Campbell – Week 13

Woobens Pacius – Week 21

Kwasi Poku – Week 24


Forge FC players named CPL Players of the Month this season:

Kyle Bekker – July


Forge FC players named CPL Goalkeepers of the Month this season:

Triston Henry – May

Triston Henry – July


CPL Manager of the Month this season:

Bobby Smyrniotis – April

Bobby Smyrniotis – October


CPL Golden Glove Award

Triston Henry