The votes are in...

Who Albion fans voted for in our men's and women's Player of the Season polls.

By Matt Bishop • 11 May 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Our players of the season Marc Cucurella and Meg Walsh.

Marc Cucurella was crowned Albion’s men’s Player of the Season on Monday night, but after a memorable campaign several of the Spaniard’s teammates could have won the award.

Cucurella’s stunning first year in English football, which has seen him make 32 Premier League appearances so far and score his first Albion goal in the famous win over Manchester United, earned him an overwhelming 61% of the vote, beating Joel Veltman who came second.

The Dutchman has made 32 Premier League appearances and excelling whether he plays as a right-back or as part of a back three. He earned 8% of the vote.

Defensively, Veltman has been so consistent all season, making the third most tackles for Albion, the second-most clearances and the second-most interceptions, and, going forward, the 30-year-old registered a memorable assist when Neal Maupay scored a late equaliser at Crystal Palace.

Behind Cucurella and Veltman in the voting was Alexis Mac Allister who, in just his second full season of English football, earned 6% of the votes to finish third.

Mac Allister has made 31 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, registering two assists and scoring five goals including two Goal of the Season contenders at Everton.

The 23-year-old Argentine has also been called upon to play a number of midfield positions and, whether he’s handed a deeper role or given freedom further forward, Mac Allister has excelled and become one of the first names on the teamsheet.

A number of players were also in the running for Albion’s Women’s Player of the Season award, but it was Meg Walsh who took the top prize with 52% of the vote.

Walsh kept six clean sheets and become the first goalkeeper in WSL history to make 500 saves, and she helped the team enjoy some memorable results to finish seventh in their fourth season as a top-flight club.

Behind Walsh in the voting was Inessa Kaagman, who earned 20% of the vote, 12 months after she won the coveted award.

The Dutch midfielder, who is leaving the club to join PSV Eindhoven, was impressive again, making 20 WSL appearances and scoring four goals.

Kaagman was unlucky not to add more to her tally with stunning strikes against Everton and Birmingham City in the final two home games hitting the crossbar, but her four goals helped secure vital victories against the likes of West Ham and Birmingham.

Behind Walsh and Kaagman in third was Maya Le Tissier, who earned 12% of the votes following another season in which the 20-year-old continued her rapid rise as one of the most exciting talents in the women’s game.

Le Tissier played in every game this season and broke the record for the most WSL games by a teenager when she made her 53rd appearance earlier this year.

The defender also scored a fantastic half-volley to secure three points against Aston Villa in March and won Albion’s Young Player of the Season award for the second successive year.