When it comes to West Ham United’s end of season awards night, the Irons take things very seriously. The coveted Hammer of the Year award is not one that winners take lightly and with the likes of Bobby Moore, Sir Trevor Brooking, Sir Geoff Hurst and Billy Bonds all past winners, Lukasz Fabianski can take great pride in claiming the prize last night.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 8 May 2019
There have been a number of players this season who would have made worthy winners of the famous in-club accolade. Fabianski was always going to be right up there, but Declan Rice was tipped to run him close, and with outsiders Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson it wasn’t nailed on. However, the Pole has just been too good this season and joins a prestigious list of winners.
Of the current West Ham squad Fabianski joins the likes of Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid, Michail Antonio, Marko Arnautovic and, of course, Mark Noble to have won the accolade. It’s a great honour for the ex-Arsenal and Swansea goalkeeper and no one can begrudge him for winning it. At times Fabianski has been a one-man wall keeping teams out, and for the small price of just £7 million, he couldn’t have been a better coup.
You can read the Irons’ thoughts on Fabianski’s Hammer of the Year success here:
Nobody deserved it more than you Fabi. By far the best player this season. Let’s hope he keeps up his fine form
— Sonny Bottomley (@Bottys11) 8 May 2019
7mil for one of the top 5 keepers in the league….. bargain
— Oisin Fitzmaurice (@OisinFitz) May 8, 2019
@AshHinchy THE GREATEST KEEPER IN THE WORLD
— Jason Catley (@jcatley) May 8, 2019
Absolutely spot on! Congratulations Lukasz #HOTY COYI⚒
— Nicola McGarry (@Nicmac41) 8 May 2019
Would have been a travesty if it wasn’t him
— Paul (@Paulthehammer79) 8 May 2019
Never any doubt
— American Hammers TV (@americanhammer3) May 9, 2019
Thoroughly deserved fab a fantastic season, best signing in years
— Mark heyward (@Markheyward4) May 9, 2019
You deserved that 100% Fab, what a keeper!
— The Real Calleri (@WHULUVA) 9 May 2019
Made the difference….best performing keeper in the whole premier league..stats don't lie
— Andy (@AndyCEsq) May 9, 2019
The Hammers can have no complaints about Fabianski winning Hammer of the Year and they can’t think of a more deserving winner.
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