A number of fan favourites went home with awards tonight at the Aston Villa End of Season Awards. We’ve detailed who won and why they deserved their respective accolades.
Aston Villa hosted their annual players award ceremony and the supporters were overjoyed to witness who would be walking away with some accolades.
Albert Adomah won the very first award of the night, taking home the Aston Villa Foundation Contribution Award. It was justly deserved and there have been many occasions where Adomah has been seen helping out with homelessness and families who have fallen on hard times. Albert is a true gentleman of football and a real role model for other footballers to give back and reach out to people as much as possible.
Amy West took home the award for Ladies Player Of The Season, and what a season she’s had. West joined the Aston Villa Centre of Excellence at age 9 and hasn’t looked back. The talented midfielder has 4 goals in 23 matches this season, and has been a instrumental cog in the machine of the Villa Ladies campaign. West was unavailable to claim her reward, but had a very good reason. She was just a bit busy scoring a goal in the 1-1 draw against the Tottenham Ladies.
Aston Villa starlet Jacob Ramsey took home the Academy Player Of The Season. The 17-year old featured for both the U18 and U23 sides this season, for good reason. While with the U18’s, Ramsey scored four goals in ten games. When featuring for the U23 side, he registered two goals in one assist. Ramsey has also found himself on the bench at times for the senior squad and is definitely yet another promising young player at Aston Villa to look out for.
John McGinn walked away with Players’ Player Of The Season and Supporters Player Of The Season, receiving resounding approval from supporters on social media. In 39 games this season, McGinn has found the back of the net on six occasions. No one will forget the goal he pulled out of his hat against Sheffield Wednesday, a thunderbolt of a strike on the volley that clipped the underside of the ball before finding the net. McGinn has added to Villa in a multitude of ways this season, including nine assists to his name. No one can discount McGinn for his work-rate on the pitch for Villa and his determination has been absolutely immense to the success Aston Villa have had over the past twelve games.
Jack Grealish has claimed Goal Of The Season for his wonderful work against Rotherham United. Jack started the play by dribbling through three Rotherham players, before slotting the ball to Ahmed Elmohamady. Elmo had the presence of mind to bend the ball back into the area that he received the pass from, and Grealish was waiting to pounce. The goal was remarkable for many reasons – teamwork, execution, skill – but, many may forget that Villa were reduced to ten men at that stage of the contest. The goal is the quintessential definition of what it takes to captain Aston Villa and will be remembered for some time to come.