Console player is the term used for referring to players based on the server's player indexing scheme.
In version 1.9.7, console player 0 is reserved for the server and is never used for players. This makes console player 1 the first actual player present in the game.
|Console player||Server||Client "Foo"||Client "Bar"|
|0||reserved, not used||reserved for communicating with the server||reserved for communicating with the server|
|1||player "foo" in game||local player 1||remote player "foo"|
|2||player "bar" in game||remote player "bar"||local player 1 (yes, #1 as on "foo")|