The Frenchman, an £18m acquisition from Barcelona last August, made an instant impact with the Blues and made the important role previously filled by Leighton Baines his own with consistent defensive performances and some spectacular goals.
Digne had already been named the Everton Supporters' Club player of the season and has now scooped the club's official gong. He shares the Player's Player of the Year accolade with Gueye in what is a first for the club.
Richarlison, another successful summer signing from last year, picked up the award for Young Player of the Year.
This year's Dixies take the form of a magazine-style show, which is on evertonfc.com exclusively for Official Members and will be available to all supporters on demand via the club's YouTube channel from 8pm this evening.
“It is a big pleasure that the fans chose me for this award,” Digne said after receiving the award. “I am so happy to win this trophy in my first season in the Premier League. We are building something and I am very happy to be part of this team.
“I have a very good feeling with the Evertonians, they welcomed me the best way I could imagine and it is amazing to play in front of them at Goodison Park.”
Meanwhile, David Unsworth was recognised by Chairman Bill Kenwright as this year's Everton Giant.
The former left-back who has twice taken charge of the first-team in a caretaker capacity has led Everton's U23s to two Premier League 2 titles in the space of three years and this season steered the team to the double by winning the Premier League Cup.
From Unsworth's team, which won the Howard Kendall award for their double-winning feat, Nathan Broadhead was named Under-23s Player of the Year while Simone Magill was chosen as Everton Ladies Player of the Year.
Gylfi Sigurdsson's spectacular strike at Leicester was selected as Goal of the Season.
Kenwright's annual Blueblood Award went to arguably the most improved player in Marco Silva's first-team ranks, Michael Keane.
Alfie, the inspirational 10-year-old who launched Alfies Squad, a fundraising campaign to develop a children's-focused area in Everton's proposed Peoples Place mental health facility, won Fan of the Year.
Everton in the Community Community Engagement Officer, Henry Mooney, who retires in June after 12 years at the club won the People's Club award.
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1 Posted 14/05/2019 at 17:52:33
I had him #2 (behind Gana, who was irreplaceable), but nobody asked for my vote.
By the way, ESPN's Bill Barnwell selected Pickford's miracle Kuchunga save against Huddersfield as the Save of the Season in the Prem. And he named Digne to the substitutes' bench on his Team of the Season (also our old boy Shane Duffy).
2 Posted 14/05/2019 at 18:13:08
3 Posted 14/05/2019 at 19:01:50
4 Posted 14/05/2019 at 19:05:21
Hoping for more like him to come our way.
And well done Broadhead, a forward player who may have a future with us?
5 Posted 14/05/2019 at 19:31:18
6 Posted 14/05/2019 at 19:36:50
7 Posted 14/05/2019 at 19:44:39
8 Posted 14/05/2019 at 19:48:49
9 Posted 14/05/2019 at 20:11:23
10 Posted 14/05/2019 at 20:42:14
11 Posted 14/05/2019 at 20:43:19
12 Posted 14/05/2019 at 20:56:45
Gomes will sign 90%.
Zouma will stay if Chelsea agree! Not hopeful with their transfer ban for purchasing players for 2 windows.
Gana not sure, not hopeful, but pray he stays.
If we secure Gomes and Zouma how much is left in the transfer kitty?
We have to trust in Brands, but he has to be judged on results/captures. He has a great perceived track record, lets see what the next window brings.
I have advocated silence, but the silence is deafening.
I hate media speculation but its not all without foundation.
Early signing may settle the (my) nerves!!!
13 Posted 14/05/2019 at 20:56:51
14 Posted 14/05/2019 at 21:01:15
15 Posted 14/05/2019 at 21:13:08
16 Posted 14/05/2019 at 22:02:12
Now if we could just replicate that on the right and get a prolific CF.
17 Posted 14/05/2019 at 22:09:02
"It is a big pleasure that the fans chose me for this award,” Digne said. “I am so happy to win this trophy in my first season in the Premier League. We are building something and I am very happy to be part of this team."
so why on earth would Brands and Silva contemplate swapping him for Rose? Whichever rag ( I think it was The Star) started this rumour even said Everton and spurs had sat down to discuss a deal for Digne, and Everton said they wanted Rose in part exchange. Just utter garbage.
Well done to lucas Digne. Fully deserved, and he did receive my vote.
18 Posted 14/05/2019 at 22:15:43
We are a team on the up and he will be a major part of our future success. A great signing. We love him.
19 Posted 14/05/2019 at 22:31:57
Talented player, hit the ground completely running in 5th gear, no drama, great skill, fits the system, tough as nails, intelligent, all of it.
More like him and we'll be knocking on the door, if we aren't already.
Everton sure have had solidity at the LB position for many a year now.
20 Posted 14/05/2019 at 22:48:25
Holgate's inconsolable. In tears.
Interesting that his manager had so much faith in him that he was chosen to take the first one. Great save though.
Thought he showed great calm and composure those last 45 minutes when they were under the gun.
21 Posted 14/05/2019 at 22:48:56
22 Posted 15/05/2019 at 00:02:26
23 Posted 15/05/2019 at 07:33:35
24 Posted 15/05/2019 at 08:02:47
25 Posted 15/05/2019 at 08:42:00
Isn't it interesting how we've had two stories about cheating horrible City already, only 4 days after they denied the media darlings the title.
26 Posted 15/05/2019 at 11:20:40
27 Posted 15/05/2019 at 12:43:36
28 Posted 15/05/2019 at 13:07:53
Presented well by Mark Chapman & Leon Osman and nice to see the main people on the board involved.
You can actually see where the People's Club comes from and it is now time to transfer this onto the pitch also.
29 Posted 15/05/2019 at 14:18:19
Good boy yourself, Lucas. Congrats. Terrific player, terrific signing.
30 Posted 15/05/2019 at 15:38:35
To make this even more clear, here is a list of the great 80s names not given such status:
- Gary Stevens
- Pat Van Den Hauwe
- Derek Mountfield
- Paul Bracewell
- Andy Gray
Of the players who played in the Premier League Era, the following have been given Giant Status:
- Duncan Ferguson
- Neville Southall
- Dave Watson
So Unsworth is in the most select of groups. Sure, he is a great Evertonian, he won the cup, he scored a record number of goals for a defender, he gave his all to the blues, and he has been a great academy coach. But does this really put him in such esteemed company and ahead of some of the bigger names in our history.
I mean no disrespect to Unsworth, and I hope one day he has amassed the credentials to really earn his selection, and I do hope he is given another shot at the manager's job.
31 Posted 15/05/2019 at 16:30:53
It is amazing that those skills are almost exactly what Baines was renowned for, ident-i-kit.
But hes won this award for being consistent, others may have hit higher highs but the amount of poor games can be counted on one hand. I think this has had a huge influence on big Mick Kegger, who needs a stable situation around him, a big reason for his improved performance levels.
Can we find a right back to match?
32 Posted 15/05/2019 at 16:39:02
Delighted for Digne, the best left back in Liverpool.
33 Posted 15/05/2019 at 18:56:12
Its an Oxymoron.
A noteworthy silence or absence of response.
However, I take on board your advice and will leave those in the know to do what they do and let us know at the appropriate time, and get on with life😎
34 Posted 15/05/2019 at 19:40:25
35 Posted 15/05/2019 at 20:26:52
I recall Digne being a little unsure at the start of the season but he's adapted and improved.
Congrats to the 3 of them.
36 Posted 15/05/2019 at 23:43:52
37 Posted 16/05/2019 at 08:48:43
38 Posted 16/05/2019 at 14:35:12
Quite agree with your comments about poachers, especially Spurs.
Thinking back we did tend to identify who we were looking at, thereby doing other clubs homework/recruitment for them.
Ill settle for the silence in line with your comments.
39 Posted 16/05/2019 at 15:08:37
You only have to look at games where Brands has been seen and were suddenly linked with 6 players.
And then you've got agents alerting other clubs to a certain club's interest and trying to drive the price up.
40 Posted 16/05/2019 at 22:17:23
41 Posted 17/05/2019 at 02:06:13
43 Posted 17/05/2019 at 07:45:38
44 Posted 17/05/2019 at 12:54:17
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