Sigurdsson named Player of the Season
Gylfi Sigurdsson scooped four awards at tonight’s Player of the Year Awards at the Liberty Stadium.
The Icelandic international has enjoyed a fine season in SA1 and picked up the Away Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters Player of the Year awards.
Sigurdsson also won the Top Goalscorer award in a joint effort alongside Andre Ayew, with both players are tied on 11 goals heading into Sunday’s final league game against Manchester City.
Ayew himself also picked up an award by being crowned Best Newcomer after a positive first season in the Barclays Premier League.
The Ghanaian arrived from Marseille on a free transfer last summer and had an immediate impact at the Liberty Stadium, scoring three goals in his first four games.
Ayew also had two nominations in this year’s Goal of the Season shortlist, an award which was voted for on the night and eventually went to Jack Cork for his strike in the 3-1 home win over Liverpool.
Meanwhile, young defender Stephen Kingsley - who made his third top-flight appearance in last weekend’s win over West Ham - was named as the club’s Under-21s Player of the Year after a fine season with both the first-team and development squad.
Modou Barrow picked up the Young Player of the Year award as the Gambian international made 22 appearances for the Swans in all competitions, as well as netting his first Premier League goal in the 3-2 defeat against Bournemouth back in March.
There was also the special Lifetime Achievement Award, a prestigious distinction that is given to someone who has often gone above and beyond for the cause of Swansea City Football Club.
And this year’s award was given to Alan Curtis, a man who has filled just about every role possible at the club from player, coach, assistant manager and, over the course of the current campaign, first-team manager.
Following the departure of Garry Monk back in December, Curtis stepped in at the helm to steady the ship and secured a number of impressive results ahead of the appointment of Francesco Guidolin in January.
Full list of awards
Supporters' Player of the Year (sponsored by the South Wales Evening Post)
Players' Player of the Year (sponsored by Exemplar Education)
Best Newcomer (sponsored by AMMCOM)
Away Player of the Year (sponsored by Swansea City Travel Club)
Young Player of the Year (sponsored by Travel House)
Top Goalscorer (sponsored by Budget Carpets)
Andre Ayew and Gylfi Sigurdsson
Goal of the Season (sponsored by Low Cost Vans)
Jack Cork v Liverpool (H)
Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Swansea City Supporters Trust)