End of Season Awards: Winners
There’s still one more game to be played, but Watford Football Club celebrated the 2017/18 campaign this evening at Wembley Stadium, as the Hornets' ADI-sponsored End of Season Awards Evening took place.
Abdoulaye Doucouré ‘did the double’ and took home both the Graham Taylor OBE Player of the Season and the Players’ Player of the Season awards - the latter of which was presented after the final home fixture of the season against Newcastle United.
‘Doucs’ was recognised by the fans and his peers for his imperious performances in the middle of the park, with the French midfield man chipping in with seven goals.
Daryl Janmaat’s goal against Chelsea, scored after a wonderful weaving run and one-two with Roberto Pereyra, won the Goal of the Season award.
Individual Performance of the season went to Heurelho Gomes for his wonderful display of goalkeeping against West Ham United at home.
The Graham Taylor OBE Player of the Season - Sponsored by SA Law | Abdoulaye Doucouré
Players' Player of the Season | Abdoulaye Doucouré
Young Player of the Season - Sponsored by Eleven Sports Media | Richarlison
Individual Performance of the Season - Sponsored by adi.tv |
Goal of the Season - Sponsored by NBM Distribution Technology | Daryl Janmaat (Home to Chelsea)
Academy Player of the Year | Lewis Gordon
Hall of Fame - Sponsored by Identity Signs | Tom Walley
Supporter of the Season - Sponsored by Football Manager | Barry Freedman
Community Ambassador of the Year | Christian Kabasele
Supporter of the Season went to Barry Freedman, who has been a Watford fan for over 60 years and volunteers for the Hornets' Community Sports & Education Trust doing various marketing activities for them, driving the Academy players all over the UK for their games and attending various functions and conferences for the Trust, as well as volunteering before matches with collections.
The Young Player of the Season award was scooped up by Richarlison, after the Brazilian winger took to life and football in England with a flourish.
Tom Walley, who served as youth coach – winning the 1982 FA Youth Cup – as well as reserve manager and first team coach at Watford, was recognised for his contribution to the club by being inducted into the Hornets’ Hall of Fame.
Lewis Gordon, who earned his first professional contract with the Golden Boys this season and joined the club at Under-7 level, won the Academy Player of the Year gong.
Christian Kabasele won Community Ambassador of the Year, as the Belgian centre-half was recognised for his ongoing work in the community, particularly with the club’s Community Sports & Education Trust.