Nathan Redmond was the big winner as Southampton’s 2018/19 awards were handed out in a glittering ceremony at St Mary’s.
The forward was voted the Virgin Media Fans’ Player of the Season, also earning recognition from his teammates with the Under Armour Players’ Player of the Season prize to complete a well-deserved double for a string of positive performances on the field, combined with his infectious enthusiasm off it.
A delighted Redmond said: "I know I've not been the easiest to watch in the last couple of years, but the boys in the dressing room, the manager and the coaching staff have enabled me to play with confidence and affect games in a positive way."
Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl added: "I think Reddy is one of the guys who has improved and he knows he can be the special one to make a difference in games. I see the passion in his eyes and that's exactly what we need to make the next step."
nathan redmondthe boys in the dressing room, the manager and the coaching staff have enabled me to play with confidence and affect games in a positive way.
southampton fans' and players' player of the season 2018/19
Elsewhere, First-Team Young Player of the Year went to Yan Valery, having established himself as a regular starter in his maiden campaign, while the youngster also picked up Goal of the Season for his memorable long-range strike that flew past David De Gea at Old Trafford – his first in senior football.
Terry Paine’s President’s Choice Award, honouring a standout team player who has made great strides in his own game, went to James Ward-Prowse, whose energy and goalscoring prowess from midfield earned the 24-year-old an England recall.
Academy Player of the Year went to Will Ferry, who has contributed heavily at both Under-18 and Under-23 level in a season when five Staplewood graduates earned first-team debuts.
The achievements of Southampton FC Women, who enjoyed a perfect league season en route to promotion from the Southern Region Premier Division, were celebrated as Shannon Sievwright won Women’s Player of the Year, while Caitlin Smith picked up the Girls’ Regional Talent Club Player of the Year accolade.
Southampton Football Club Player Award Winners 2018/19
Girls’ Regional Talent Club Player of the Year Caitlin Smith
Women’s Player of the Year Shannon Sievwright
Academy Young Player of the Year Will Ferry
President’s Choice Award James Ward-Prowse
Goal of the Season Yan Valery
Players’ Player of the Season Nathan Redmond
First-Team Young Player of the Year Yan Valery
Fans’ Player of the Season Nathan Redmond