Date: 25th May 2017 at 1:02pm
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It hadn’t always been a successful season for Watford but Sebastian Prodl’s performances saw him collect the Hornets Player of the Year award at the end of season awards, held at Wembley Stadium this week.

An end of season awards ceremony wouldn’t be the same if Heurelho Gomes wasn’t in the mix and he Watford keeper was once again. However, unlike recent seasons the Brazilian was piped for this award with the Official Website revealing less than 50 votes separated Gomes and winner Prodl.

Prodl became the first winner of the renamed Graham Taylor OBE Player of the Season award. The defender was also the winner of the Individual Performance of the Season for his handling of Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Manchester United.

Gomes did scoop a traditional award though as the Hornets’ no.1 was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year. A superb strike by former Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra against Leicester was the Goal of the Season winner.

Dion Pereira, 18, was crowned as the Young Player of the Season winner.

The full list of winners were:

Graham Taylor Player of the Season sponsored by SA Law | Sebastian Prödl

Players’ Player of the Season sponsored by Identity Signs | Heurelho Gomes

Goal of the Season sponsored by NBM Technology Solutions | Roberto Pereyra v Leicester (H)

Team Performance sponsored by the Non-Executive Directors | Arsenal 1-2 Watford

Individual Performance sponsored by | Sebastian Prödl v Manchester United (H)

Young Player of the Season sponsored by The Happy Egg Company | Dion Pereira

Hall of Fame Inductee sponsored by Eleven Sports Media | Tommy Smith

Supporter of the Season sponsored by Football Manager | Ossie Robinson

PFA Community Champions sponsored by The PFA | Rene Gilmartin & Adekite Fatuga-Dada

Community Ambassador sponsored by Sword Security | Rene Gilmartin

Commenting on the Supporter of the Season the Official Website said: ‘The Supporter of the Season Award presentation was an emotional affair, as the club recognised 11-year-old Ossie Robinson, who sadly passed away earlier this month after a long battle with illness. Ossie’s warmth and absolute dedication to the Hornets touched everyone at the club who had the pleasure to cross paths with him, including many of the players and staff at Watford’s UCL training ground. He will continue to be an inspiration to his family and all who met him. Sebastian Prödl presented the award to Ossie’s dad Lee, who thanked the club and its fans for their support throughout Ossie’s difficult journey.’

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