Post by Everton News. on May 10, 2017 15:06:59 GMT
Davies Wins Goal Award
Teenager’s sensational solo effort against Manchester City a clear winner in Goal of the Season category.
Tom Davies’ sensational solo effort in the 4-1 victory over Manchester City at Goodison Park has been voted Everton fans’ Goal of the Season.
The 18-year-old’s incredible run and chipped finish in front of the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End - his maiden senior goal - was the overwhelming winner with 89 per cent of the vote.
Evertonians worldwide took to Facebook to select their favourite from a shortlist that also included Romelu Lukaku’s strike after just 30 seconds in the 6-3 win over Bournemouth and the Belgian’s effort in the 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The trio of contenders had been whittled down following an earlier poll on evertonfc.com, where supporters were invited to pick their top three from a list of eight selected by Everton’s post-war leading goalscorer Graeme Sharp.
Academy graduate Davies, who was presented his award by Ambassador Sharp, told evertontv: “It's been a good night so far! It was my first goal for the Club so one I'll always remember. I enjoyed the finish the most - lifting it over the keeper. It was a great feeling. I'm so pleased to win this."
It was Davies’ third award of the evening, having previously picked up the Young Player of the Season and Individual Performance of the Season.
The 2016/17 Goal of the Season Award was sponsored by George Downing Construction.
Post by Everton News. on May 10, 2017 15:07:46 GMT
Davies Wins Individual Performance Prize
Youngster’s display in 4-0 home win over Man City recognised with another award
Tom Davies’ display in the 4-0 home victory over Manchester City has been chosen as Everton’s Individual Performance of the Season. On only his second league start, the 18-year-old played the full 90 minutes, heading a rare early City chance off the line before sending Goodison Park into raptures with a magnificent run and chipped finish in front of the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End.
Davies was the clear winner with 60 per cent of an online poll on the night, seeing off competition from Maarten Stekelenburg's performance at Manchester City (16 per cent) and Romelu Lukaku's four-goal showing for the visit of Bournemouth (24 per cent).
After collecting his prize from boxer Tony Bellew, Davies said: "It was a great afternoon for me an obviously I got my first goal, so it was an all-round good day.
“The goal is what I remember most and celebrating in front of the Gwladys Street. I know Rom went close to claiming it but it was always going to be mine, wasn’t it?”
The 2016/17 Individual Performance of the Season award was sponsored by Barclays.
Post by Everton News. on May 10, 2017 15:08:48 GMT
Davies Named Best Young Blue
Midfielder caps breakthrough year with Young Player of the Season prize.
Tom Davies’ incredible breakthrough year was acknowledged with the Young Player of the Season award at the Club’s inaugural ‘Dixies’.
The 18-year-old boyhood Evertonian topped a poll on evertonfc.com and collected his prize during Tuesday evening’s ceremony at the iconic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Davies, who has featured in every game for the Blues in all competitions since Boxing Day, was presented his prize by the Everton’s most successful-ever captain, Kevin Ratcliffe.
Academy graduate Davies also netted his first senior goals in 2016/17, the first a stunning solo strike in a 4-1 victory over Manchester City in January and the second in a 4-2 win over Leicester City three months later.
“I’m privileged and proud to win this award,” said Davies. “Everything has happened so quickly this season, and it’s even surreal being at the event tonight, when you who’s here and everyone who has wanted a picture with me. Walking on the blue carpet and interacting with all the fans, it’s been a great feeling.”
The 2016/17 Everton Young Player of the Season Award was sponsored by Idox Group.
Post by Everton News. on May 10, 2017 15:09:34 GMT
Kenny Scoops Under-23s Honour
Defender recognised for an excellent year of progress.
Jonjoe Kenny has been rewarded for an excellent year of progress by scooping the Everton Under-23s Player of the Season accolade.
The defender has led by example in 2016/17, captaining the young Blues to the Premier League 2 title.
Kenny was a regular throughout the Under-23s season and also stepped up to the first-team frame in for the final two months, which included making a substitute appearance in the Premier League fixture away at Swansea City - his second-ever senior game.
Kenny was unable to collect his award on Tuesday evening at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall after being called up to represent England Under-20s at the forthcoming World Cup in South Korea.
In a pre-recorded video message, Kenny was handed his trophy by Everton Under-23s coach David Unsworth and thanked the staff and his teammates for their contributions in helping him secure the prize.
"I'm proud to collect this award and I'm sorry I can't be there and I hope everyone has a great night," Kenny said. "I want to thank everyone who has helped me to win this, especially the staff and players."
"It gives me great pleasure to present this award," said Unsworth. "It's so well deserved because Jonjoe has been outstanding all the way through the season. I'm delighted. Congratulations to Jonjoe!"
The 2016/17 Under-23s Player of the Season award was sponsored by Acoustic & Engineering Consultants Limited.
Post by Everton News. on May 10, 2017 15:10:19 GMT
Vernon Becomes An Everton Giant
Legendary striker is the latest player to join elite list of Blues.
Legendary striker Roy Vernon has been named this year’s Everton Giant at the inaugural Dixies event.
Following in the footsteps of such Blues greats as Dave Hickson, Bob Latchford and, of course, Dixie Dean, Vernon was inducted by fellow Giants Joe Royle and Derek Temple [pictured above].
One of the most revered forwards ever to have worn the Royal Blue shirt, Vernon forged a great partnership with ‘The Golden Vision’ Alex Young and top scored with 24 goals for the Toffees in the title-winning 1962/63 season.
An expert penalty-taker and supremely powerful and accurate from any dead-ball situation, the Welsh-born forward made 203 appearances for Everton, scoring 111 goals.
Vernon also captained Everton on many occasions and won 32 caps for Wales.
He sadly passed away in December 1993, aged just 56.
Accepting the award on behalf of her late husband, Norma Vernon told evertontv: "It was a great team he played in. Roy always wanted to play for Everton. He had a trial with them at 16 but was told he was too small so when he eventually sign it was wonderful. He loved playing for the Club and this is a wonderful honour for him."