FG Awards 20: Challenge Group Player and Young Player of the Season

The second part of the FG Awards for the 2019/20 season sees Mons Calpe duo Andre Dos Santos and Ayoub El Hmidi win Challenge Group Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season respectively.

Player of the Season – Andre Dos Santos (Mons Calpe SC)

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Dos Santos rejoined Mons in the summer, and in truth, the 28-year-old Brazilian defender looks most at home there, where he again showed the talents that have seen him sought after in local football circles over the last few years – this season Dos Santos also showed his versatility for Mons.

Playing as a striker for large parts of the Challenge Group, Dos Santos scored six goals in seven games, including a hat-trick in Mons last game of the season, and his experience and talent helped lead a Mons team who have had their ups and down to being not only the ‘best of the rest’ in the Challenge Group but also a place in the Gibtelecom Cup semi-finals. We imagine the 28-year-old will stay at Mons next season and could be a key part as his side attempts to make it into the Championship Group.

Young Player of the Season – Ayoub El Hmidi (Mons Calpe SC)

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Ayoub and Andre have been Mons Calpe’s best players in the Challenge Group, combining multiple times to rack up six wins from seven games and scoring four goals. His performances at times have looked lacklustre, his penalty miss against Europa Point sums it up quite well.

One thing is for certain, Ayoub needs to be playing in the Championship Group next season. At 19 years of age, and involved in the Gibraltar U21 setup, we’re sure teams will be eyeing him up as the HGP ruling looks to move to five.

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