NYCFC right back Anton Tinnerholm enjoyed a stellar season on both sides of the ball. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

New York City FC right back Anton Tinnerholm finished fourth in Major League Soccer defender of the year voting, which was released Wednesday morning.

Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman won the award, receiving 28.37 percent of the votes cast by players, club officials and selected media members.

Tinnerholm receied 5.5 percent of the players votes, 5.41 percent from club officials and 12.68 percent from the media for a final total of 7.86 percent.

Zimmerman earned 28.37 percent of the vote, followed by the Philadelphia Union’s Mark McKenzie (23.04 percent) and Columbus Crew SC’s Jonathan Mensah (16.07 percent).

It will be interesting to see how this vote translates into MLS Best XI honors.


Defender of the Year Player % Club % Media % Final %
Walker Zimmerman (NSH) 16.82% 34.23% 34.04% 28.37%
Mark McKenzie (PHI) 20.75% 27.03% 21.35% 23.04%
Jonathan Mensah (CLB) 16.67% 14.41% 17.12% 16.07%
Anton Tinnerholm (NYC) 5.50% 5.41% 12.68% 7.86%
Chris Mavinga (TOR) 3.77% 6.31% 1.90% 3.99%
Richie Laryea (TOR) 6.45% 1.80% 0.85% 3.03%