Caicedo is double award winner

Midfielder is named Player of the Season and Players' Player as we celebrate the best season in our history.

By Bruce Talbot • 02 August 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Moises Caicedo was the popular winner of the Player of the Season award.

Midfielder Moises Caicedo picked up two of the main accolades at our annual awards presentation on Tuesday.

Players, management, sponsors and their guests gathered at the Amex for the prestigious event, which was sponsored by American Express, as we looked back on the best season in the club’s history when our men’s first team finished sixth, the highest position in our history, qualified for the Europa League for the first time and played at Wembley in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Moises won the Player of the Season award, sponsored by American Express and voted for by the fans, as well as Players’ Player of the Season, which was sponsored by

After thanking the audience and the fans who voted for him, Moises dedicated his award to his parents. "When I go back to my flat I will give this award to my mother and father, they are my inspiration," he said. 

By Paul Hazlewood
Moises Caicedo won Players' Player of the Season

The overwhelming winner of the Goal of the Season, sponsored by Tysers, was Julio Enciso’s spectacular long-range strike in the 1-1 draw against champions Manchester City which sealed our place in Europe. Kaoru Mitoma's brilliant effort in the FA Cup win against Liverpool was runner-up. 

By Paul Hazlewood
Julio Enciso won the Goal of the Season award for his stunner against Manchester City.

The Young Player of the Season, sponsored by Gap Solutions, went to Evan Ferguson, who had a breakthrough campaign during which he scored 12 goals in all competitions.

By Paul Hazlewood
Evan Ferguson was named Young Player of the Season.

The Foundation award, sponsored by the Focus Group, acknowledges exceptional commitment or achievement by one of the charity’s beneficiaries and this was awarded to David Bennett, who has been attending disability football sessions at the foundation for 25 years.

By Paul Hazlewood
David Bennett, winner of the Foundation award, was presented with his award by Joel Veltman.

The Sarah Watts Inspiration Award was created in memory of inspirational supporter Sarah Watts and was sponsored by Tan’s Tasty Cakes. This went to the organisers of the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund, who have raised more than £330,000 for charity since it was formed in 2001 in memory of Robert, who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. Robert's sisters were among those who accepted his award.

By Paul Camillin
The Robert Eaton Memorial Fund has raised £330,000 since its foundation in 2001.

The Fan of the Season award, sponsored by Piglets Pantry and named in tribute to Albion fan Lance Corporal James Brynin, was given to Jane McKnight, who suffers from multiple sclerosis but still makes the 300-mile round trip from Lincolnshire to attend matches at the Amex. Jane has been a fan of the club since the Goldstone days.

By Paul Hazlewood
Jane McKnight, centre, makes the 300-mile round trip from her home in Lincolnshire to support Albion.

The women’s awards had already been announced with winger Katie Robinson picking up three of them. To find out more click here.