Douglas Luiz cleans up at Aston Villa’s end of season awards, with the midfielder voted by team-mate and fans as player of the year after helping Unai Emery’s side to seventh place with one Premier League game remaining
- Doulas Luiz has scored five Premier League goals for Aston Villa this season
- He has now been named Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the season
- Jacob Ramsey won the Young Player award for the second year in a row
Douglas Luiz has been named Aston Villa’s Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player after a stellar season at Villa Park.
The 25-year-old, who recently made his 150th appearance for the club, has appeared in all but one Premier League game this season, scoring five goals and assisting a further six.
He has been a key part of Unai Emery’s revival at the club, which has seen them rise from 16th to seventh in the league since his arrival in November.
The manager has often spoken highly of Luiz, as he said ahead of their 1-0 win over Fulham last month: ‘His qualities are necessary for us and for the idea I have to create a team, it’s very important.
‘He’s very important and he has big potential. He can progress more.’
Aston Vila’s Douglas Luiz has been named Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the season
The 25-year-old has featured in all-but one Premier League game for the Villains this season
‘I’m trying every day to support him and to push him to do one more step ahead as a player. He’s doing it and he’s working very well.’
Jacob Ramsey was named Young Player of the Season for the second year in the row after matching his 2021/2 tally of six goals.
At just 21, the midfielder has already played 100 games for the Villains and was named Premier League Academy Graduate of the Season earlier this week.
The Goal of the Season award went to Bertrand Traore for his spectacular winner against Leicester in April that saw him curl in a first time shot from outside the box.
Jacob Ramsey was named Young Player of the Season for the second year in a row
Bertrand Traore won the Goal of the Season award for his late winner against Leicester
Jed Steer was also given an award in recognition of his 10 year at Villa Park. The goalkeeper has not featured this season, but was a key part of the side that won promotion to the Premier League in 2019.
Villa face Brighton in their final game of the season on Sunday, and can secure a place in the Europa Conference League with a win that will keep them seventh.
If they lose, Brentford or Tottenham could overtake them by winning their final games, but neither face easy games with the Bees facing Man City and Spurs travelling to relegation-threatened Leeds.
Whether they do secure a European place or not, Villa can still reflect on an excellent season that looked a long way off before Emery’s arrival.
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