Neymar presents Richarlison with Everton award

Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 9comments  |  Jump to last

Richarlison received a virtual hand-over of his Player of the Season award for 2019-20 when his Brazil international team-mate Neymar presented it to him via video.

The former £40m acquisition from Watford has enjoyed two stellar seasons at Goodison Park and finished joint-top scorer in a each of them with 14 and 15 goals respectively.

"I'm so happy for you," Neymar said, holding the Dixie Dean trophy. "Congratulations on this achievement. I know you are the first Brazilian [to win this award].

"I hope you keep on scoring goals, helping your club, your teammates, and I you know that I'm always wishing you the best.

"Here's your trophy. It's a great pleasure for me to give it to you."

Richarlison recorded his own message thanking the club and its fans for the support they have given him since he arrived and for Everton's work in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Today is a very special day for me," Richarlison also tweeted. "Receiving the best player of the season award playing by one of the most traditional clubs in Europe, and from the hands of a guy who is my childhood idol, but who also became a team mate and a friend that the football gave me is kinda surreal.

"Thanks, Everton! Thank you, fans! And thanks for the surprise and the message, Neymar. I haven't words for thank you for all affection."

Mason Holgate was voted the Players' Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.  


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Jay Wood
[BRZ]

1 Posted 23/09/2020 at 17:46:03
The club has finally announced its annual awards. I was beginning to think they had simply ditched them due to the interrupted season.

Everton Annual Awards

Richy voted player of the year by the fans.

Mason Holgate lands a double: fans' Young Player of the Season and - a biggy - the Players' Player of the Season.

Anthony Gordon won the U-23 player of the seaon.

Leighton's thunderbolt strike v Leicester in the quarter final of the League Cup was voted goal of the season.

Pretty much spot on, I reckon.

Fran Mitchell
2 Posted 23/09/2020 at 17:54:49
Indeed Jay, see that Richarlison was awarded his award by Neymar? His reaction is great, and in his post he says "being voted play of the season for one of Europe's most 'traditional' teams. A nice touch, he clearly feels connection with the club - just I'm sure he'll want to change that to 'greatest' in the near future.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

3 Posted 23/09/2020 at 18:00:19
There's a near 50-minute video which goes with the awards announcement:

Everton Season Review

Neymar remotely presenting a Dixie Dean statuette to Richy comes right at the end.

I'll leave it as a surprise who Bill Kenwright nominates for his annual Blueblood award. It may not prove popular with some!

Duncan McDine
4 Posted 23/09/2020 at 18:48:18
What Neymar would give to join the blue revolution right now. He wouldn’t even have to learn English. Might be worth a cheeky bid with Besic and Sandro as makeweights.
Justin Doone
5 Posted 23/09/2020 at 20:38:29
As talented as Naymer is, his childish diving and whinging would drive me up the wall.

Even if it was a possibility, I'm not sure I would want him playing for us. Great skills and entertainment but at what cost to the team?

Dan Nulty
6 Posted 24/09/2020 at 06:33:02
Have we got someone new in charge of marketing? Using Neymar to get social media traction is very clever.
Rudi Coote
7 Posted 24/09/2020 at 07:35:10
Neymar knows our name! I bet he's looking at our results to see if his mate is on the score sheet.
Colin Glassar
8 Posted 24/09/2020 at 09:45:49
Nice touch from Neymar. He's obviously desperate to join the Carlo Revolution so, get your finger out, Bill, and offer him some of your infamous theatre tickets. Samba pa ti.
Jerome Shields
9 Posted 25/09/2020 at 09:59:22
Okay as a marketing ploy, but doubtful as an addition to the team.

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