Calvert-Lewin is Everton Player of the Year for 2020-21

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been named both the Everton Players' Player and Fans' Player of the Year for his breakout season that has seen him record the best goals tally of his career and cement a place in the England squad.

The striker received the award at the club's virtual End of Season Football Awards in which Ben Godfrey, won Young Player of the Year and Ryan Astley was named by David Unsworth as U23s Player of the Year.

For Everton Women, Izzy Christiansen was recognised as Player of the Year while Sandy MacIver won Everton Women Young Player of the Year.

Joe Moore was named Everton Fan of the Year for his efforts in completing various endurance challenges to raise nearly £20,000 for Alder Hey Children's Hospital and a special needs club.

Richarlison's strike at Anfield that effectively won the Merseyside derby was named Goal of the Season.

“I am very proud to receive this award,” Calvert-Lewin said. “I have worked very hard to get into this position so it is nice to have that recognition.

“When the manager came to the Club, he put his confidence in me to keep performing and didn't give me too much to think about apart from being in the box and scoring goals.

“I have belief in what we are trying to achieve and in the ability in our squad and we can go on to achieve great things.”

His manager, Carlo Ancelotti said of the striker he inherited when he joined the club in December 2019: “Dominic is a complete striker: tall, good with the head and fast and strong. This season, he arrived at the top. The difficulty is to stay there.

“You have to be stronger and more focused and more concentrated. He has everything to stay at the top for a long time.”


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Peter Mills
1 Posted 21/05/2021 at 21:13:10
Justified awards to Calvert-Lewin, Godfrey and Richarlison.
James Flynn
2 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:01:18
Good boy yourself, Dominic.

You did it the old-fashioned way.

You earned it.

Jay Wood

3 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:16:07
It appears to me that, season after season, both the wider fan base and the players themselves call these awards correctly.

They've done it again this year. A big 'well done' to all award winners.

Brent Stephens
4 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:26:59
He had trouble locating that cow’s arse with his banjo a couple of seasons ago. But got a great tune out of it this season. The banjo, not...
Kieran Kinsella
5 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:35:56
Honestly, I'd have given Godfrey both awards but Calvert-Lewin would be my runner-up for the top prize so fair enough.
Kevin Prytherch
6 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:36:40
Championship accolades at best.
Brent Stephens
7 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:54:27
Yes, Kieran. Godfrey by short head. Calvert-Lewin did well battling up front but, in a defence of no great standing, Godfrey week after week was MotM.
Kieran Kinsella
8 Posted 21/05/2021 at 23:09:36

Right; his unwavering consistency swung it for me.

Mike Gaynes
9 Posted 22/05/2021 at 01:39:57
Good 'un, Kev.
Jerome Shields
10 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:03:16
I agree with the awards, but do think Godfrey was outstanding. I agree with Ancelotti that to achieve next season, Calvert-Lewin will have to be more focused and concentrated in his approach. Better first touch, getting in position, and other player awareness.
John Keating
11 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:11:15
Thoroughly deserved.
Danny O’Neill
12 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:20:15
Calvert-Lewin and Godfrey have stood out this season in terms of consistency, so well deserved.

Well done, Dominic. As Carlo says, the challenge now is not to rest on the laurels and keep progressing.

Tony Everan
13 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:28:59
Well done to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ben Godfrey, very well deserved. A decent goal tally from Dom and Ben Godfrey has exceeded expectations by a long way, and has been strong, committed and full of desire week after week. A brilliant signing.

If Dom sticks to the simple message from Carlo of being in the box for the one-touch finish, he will continue to flourish. The supply to him has suffered a bit lately and caused him to come deeper. No reason why he can't push on and do even better next season with the inevitable new quality signing creating some attacking havoc down the right.

Jerome Shields
14 Posted 22/05/2021 at 13:48:39
Tony #13,

The one-touch idea is a good way to get him to focus on positioning.

Colin Glassar
15 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:01:17
Godfrey has been consistently top notch all season. I've been a major Calvert-Lewin backer since he first arrived and he started this season on fire. So I don't know what has happened since Christmas but he's stopped running, pressing and being a nuisance up front.

I don't know if it's fatigue, injuries, the England call-up, or a combination of all three, but he seems more interested in his bun than what's going on around him.

Plus the fact that he plays in front of the Premier League's worst midfield and alongside a player with whom he seems to have no chemistry.

Danny O’Neill
16 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:12:10
Interesting point, Colin. Game of two halves a season from Dominic?

And possibly linked to us switching style and set up. He benefited earlier in the season when the midfield was closer to him. But then we had a gap between the defence that was getting exploited.

So we changed and sat the midfield deeper and closer to the defence, which left him isolated.

Jim Bennings
17 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:19:03
Well done but he must improve on the ground over this next year or so if he's going to elevate his status more.

He's great in the air but too often the ball is like a hot potato when it's at his feet.

He's scored a decent total of 16 but the chances he's missed he should have had 20-25 by now, I'm sure that's where our coaches will tell him he's got to improve.

Seb Niemand
18 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:41:15
Calvert-Lewin has got such a mature head on his shoulders – he speaks well, he seems genuinely thoughtful and he is a wonderful ambassador for the club. A well deserved award for both on an off the pitch.
David Pearl
19 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:42:33
I thought Sigurdsson, when played more as a No 10 was good this season. Calvert-Lewin would be up there and Godfrey shows much promise and leadership. However my player of the season would go to Pickford for the points he saved us.

Goal of the season for me was Calvert-Lewin vs Liverpool at home. I know it was a header but l can't think of any other player in the Premier League that would score that goal.

Jack Convery
20 Posted 22/05/2021 at 19:22:36
I thought goal of the season was to qualify for Europe? (I'll get me coat!)

I thought Godfrey deserved both awards. Not only for his performances but his attitude – and his "Fuck Off" moment at Old Trafford!!!

Frank Sheppard
21 Posted 24/05/2021 at 09:13:06
Well done to both. Says a lot about our season that there were no real competitors for these awards. A lot of underachievement and mediocrity. Sad.
Stan Schofield
22 Posted 24/05/2021 at 14:26:34
For me the goal of the season was at home against West Ham, when Keane hit a lovely long ball from defence to their penalty area, which DCL ran onto and, whilst closely pursued by a defender, controlled the incoming ball with his left foot, flicked it onto his right foot, and calmly slotted it into the net, all first touches. It was world class in its execution.

Although the season has been a let-down, we have scored a lot of top quality goals from sweet interpassing moves. It’s a pity we’ve let ourselves down too many times at home.

I believe DCL has all the attributes of a top class striker, and he puts fear into opposition defences. Well done for this deserved award.

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