FG Awards 20: Part 2 – Young Player, Player, and Team of the Season

Part Two of the FG Awards sees Adam Roberts and Daniel Griffin pick their Young Player, Player and Team of the Season while the Fans also have their say.

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Young Player of the Season – Jayce Olivero (Europa FC)

Adam – This category was a close one with Jayce and Ethan having great seasons while Jaron kept up his good form from earlier on in the season with Mons and carried it over with him to his new club Brunos Magpies.

I’ve opted for Jayce on the basis that Europa overall had a better season than Lincoln which saw Jayce have more freedom to galavant up the pitch with freedom. Not to take anything away from Ethan, he’s been one of Lincoln’s few consistently good performers and his free-kick against Lynx is one of the best goals, I’ve seen in years.

Daniel – As Adam said, this was a tough choice this season – there were a number of good young players in the league, but no stand-out obvious winner (like say Tjay De Barr last season).

Both Britto and Vinet were very good performers for their clubs over the course of the season, and I’d expect them to get even better next season, but given his teams overall success, and his consistency in the squad (no Gibraltarian player played more minutes in the league than his 1,451 this season), I’d agreed with Jayce Olivero just pipping Britto to first spot.

Other contenders: 2nd Ethan Britto (Lincoln Red Imps), 3rd Jaron Vinet (Magpies)

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Player of the Season – Liam Walker (Europa FC)

Adam This season almost brought back the Liam Walker of old (I’m talking about seasons 16/17 with Lincoln and 17/18 with Europa). His stats do all the talking with 23 goals in 22 games and 26 assists.

Juanfri caps off an excellent season with 27 goals in all competitions and Juampe rounds the list, showing at 36 years old, he can still compete at the top.

DanielWalker’s stats are phenomenal this season, and are a big part of why Europa have been as good as they have been this season – 20+ goals and 20+ assists don’t come easily for anyone, and at times Walker has shown why he has spent parts of his career playing professionally in England.

Both Juanfri and Juampe have also had good seasons – for Juanfri it is another good showing in local football, while Juampe joined in the summer and immediately showed the class that saw him play for Balona for 9 seasons – however Walker came out on top over both of them and as such is my Player of the Season.

Other contenders: 2nd Juanfri (St Joseph’s), 3rd Juampe (Europa)

Adam – Team of the Season (3-4-3)

  • GK – Dayle Coleing (Europa)
  • CB – Olmo Gonzalez Casado (Europa)
  • CB – Sergio Sanchez (Europa)
  • CB – Ezequiel Rojas (St Joseph’s)
  • RM – Juan Pedro ‘Juampe’ Rico Dominguez (Europa)
  • CM – Alejandro Carrascal (Europa)
  • CM – Cristian Pecci (St Joseph’s)
  • LM – Domingo Ferrer Lopez (St Joseph’s)
  • RW – Liam Walker (Europa)
  • ST – Juan Francisco ‘Juanfri’ García Peña (St Joseph’s)
  • LW – Enrique ‘Kike’ Gomez Bernal (Lincoln Red Imps)

Daniel – Team of the Season (4-3-3)

  • GK – Dayle Coleing (Europa)
  • RB – Ezequiel Rojas (St Joseph’s)
  • CB – Olmo Gonzalez Casado (Europa)
  • CB – Sergio Sanchez (Europa)
  • LB – Jayce Olivero (Europa)
  • CM – Liam Walker (Europa)
  • CM – Cristian Pecci (St Joseph’s)
  • CM – Alejandro Carrascal (Europa)
  • RW – Juan Pedro ‘Juampe’ Rico Dominguez (Europa)
  • ST – Juan Francisco ‘Juanfri’ Garcia Peña (St Joseph’s)
  • LW – Enrique ‘Kike’ Gomez Bernal (Lincoln Red Imps)

Fans Awards

Young Player of the Season:

  1. Ayoub El Hmidi (Mons Calpe) – 400 votes
  2. Jayce Olivero (Europa) – 379 votes
  3. Ethan Britto (Lincoln Red Imps) – 164 votes

Player of the Season:

  1. Liam Walker (Europa) – 385 votes
  2. Dayle Coleing (Europa) – 340 votes
  3. Enrique Gomez Bernal (Lincoln Red Imps) – 169 votes

Team of the Season:

  • GK – Dayle Coleing (Europa) – 585 votes
  • RB – Jack Sergeant (Europa) – 299 votes
  • LB – Jayce Olivero (Europa) – 484 votes
  • CB – Bernardo Lopes (Lincoln Red Imps) – 283 votes
  • CB – Olmo Gonzalez Casado (Europa) – 355 votes
  • CM – Nacho Fernandez (Magpies) – 289 votes
  • CM – Aymen Mouelhi (St Joseph’s) – 240 votes
  • RM – Lee Casciaro (Lincoln Red Imps) – 211 votes
  • LM – Liam Walker (Europa) – 344 votes
  • ST – Juan Francisco ‘Juanfri’ García Peña (St Joseph’s) – 409 votes
  • ST – Enrique ‘Kike’ Gomez Bernal (Lincoln Red Imps) – 435 votes