Conor Gallagher has won Crystal Palace’s Player of the Year award following a stellar campaign in red and blue.
The 22-year-old midfielder signed on loan from Chelsea last summer and immediately endeared himself to fans for his tireless efforts in the middle of the park and his eye for goal. Gallagher has scored eight times for the Eagles so far this term, making him the joint top-scorer for the club from open play along with Wilfried Zaha.
Speaking to a room full of teammates, staff and Crystal Palace fans, Gallagher said upon receiving his award: “I can’t thank the fans enough, honestly. From the first day, I’ve loved every minute of playing for Crystal Palace. I want to thank the players and staff too.”
Gallagher was also up for Goal of the Season but conceded the prize to Zaha, who took home the award for his brilliant, curling goal against Norwich at Carrow Road earlier in the season. The other big award of the night went to Marc Guehi, with him being voted as the Players’ Player of the Year after being a virtual ever-present at the back for Patrick Vieira’s side.
Crystal Palace Awards
Goal of the Season: Wilfried Zaha vs Norwich
Moment of the Season: FA Cup run
Under-18s Player of the Season: Tayo Adaramola
Under-23s Player of the Season: Jesurun Rak-Sakyi
Women’s Player of the Season: Aimee Everett
Young Player of the Season: Tyrick Mitchell
PFA Community Champion Award: Nathan Ferguson and Leigh Nicol
Chairman Award for Outstanding Contribution: Danny Young
Player of the Season: Conor Gallagher (Tyrick Mitchell, Marc Guehi runners-up)
Players’ Player of the Season: Marc Guehi