Dunfermline Athletic

Player of the Year event 2016

Sunday, 8th May 2016

The Centenary Club Lifeline Player of the Year event was held in the Glen Pavilion on Saturday 7th May.

This event sold out weeks ago and is the flagship event for the Lifeline which behind the scenes has delivered its target of £200,000 cash donation to Dunfermline Athletic during the course of the financial year.

Four trophies were awarded on behalf of the football club. Player of the Year, Under 20s of the Year. Close on 3000 people voted, so thanks to all those who took the trouble to vote.

The club's Player of the Year award was chosen by the management whilst the Gary Riddell Players' Player of the Year was awarded to the player gaining most votes from his team mates.

The Dunfermline Athletic Supporters Club awards were presented first and they went to Andy Geggan and Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

The Joe Nelson trophy for Under 20 Player of the Year was presented to Lewis Martin.

The DAFC Player of the Year award sponsored by John Russell, went to Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

The Gary Riddell trophy for Players Player of the Year went to Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

The Centenary Club Lifeline Player of the Year trophy, sponsored by Dunamic Hair (St Andrews) went to Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

Manager Allan Johnston addressed the audience fresh after taking in play off matches at Hibs and Livingston:-

"We are all looking forward already to the challenge of next season. We have players signed up and need to get some other players signed up as well from the current squad."

The manager revealed that he would only be switching off for "a few days" and claimed that the most important thing was to be ready for next season.

"It is a massive year for the club. We want to be challenging again and we want to be successful. I don't know about you but I like the winning feeling.

"Every player has played a major part this season, some great performances, scored over 100 goals so we do not want to change the squad too much but we do need to strengthen because we are going up a division.

"The start gets earlier and earlier every year. We start back on 13th June."

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