Date: 4th May 2018 at 9:12pm
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Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez has been named the clubs Player of the Year for 2017/18.

The 33-year-old won the fans vote after an impressive season at Leeds.

The former Spanish international has scored nine goals this season as well as creating a number of assists for the side in the Championship.

Hernandez recently committed his future to Leeds by signing a new two-year deal with the club.

He was unable to attend the awards ceremony this evening as he is currently in Spain with his partner after she gave birth to their child, making it a double celebration for the happy couple.

Hernandez beat fellow players Samu Saiz, Kemar Roofe and Ezgjan Alioski to the award whilst five-year-old fan Toby Nye, who is battling rare cancer neuroblastoma, was also nominated for the award.

Hernandez is the seventh non-British player to win the coveted award since it was first awarded in 1970. He follows Tony Yeboah (1995/96), Lucas Radebe (1997/98), Harry Kewell (1999/00), Eddie Lewis (2006/07), Max Gradel (2010/11) and last season’s winner Chris Wood.

Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell earlier won the Young Player of the Year Award at this evening’s award ceremony.

 

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