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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1 Posted 21/05/2021 at 21:13:10
2 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:01:18
You did it the old-fashioned way.
You earned it.
3 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:16:07
They've done it again this year. A big 'well done' to all award winners.
4 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:26:59
5 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:35:56
6 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:36:40
7 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:54:27
8 Posted 21/05/2021 at 23:09:36
Right; his unwavering consistency swung it for me.
9 Posted 22/05/2021 at 01:39:57
10 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:03:16
11 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:11:15
12 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:20:15
Well done, Dominic. As Carlo says, the challenge now is not to rest on the laurels and keep progressing.
13 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:28:59
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.
14 Posted 22/05/2021 at 13:48:39
The one-touch idea is a good way to get him to focus on positioning.
15 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:01:17
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.
16 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:12:10
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.
17 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:19:03
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.
18 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:41:15
19 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:42:33
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.
20 Posted 22/05/2021 at 19:22:36
I thought Godfrey deserved both awards. Not only for his performances but his attitude – and his "Fuck Off" moment at Old Trafford!!!
21 Posted 24/05/2021 at 09:13:06
22 Posted 24/05/2021 at 14:26:34
Although the season has been a let-down, we have scored a lot of top quality goals from sweet interpassing moves. Its a pity weve 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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