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VOTE: RBM Reader Awards - Everton 2019-20 Season

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Several outstanding players this season deserving of recognition across the Club

Everton FC v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

It seemed to take forever, but the 2019-20 season is finally done and dusted. Overall if you look at it in terms of cold, hard facts then it’s been an utter disappointment for Everton.

However, with Carlo Ancelotti in charge the optimism and expectations for the 2020-21 season will be unprecedented, and the veteran manager along with the Board have it all to do to ensure the Blues get back to contending for European football.

Before we say goodbye to the last season though, we’re looking for your votes for the following awards, and if a player you have in mind is not on the list of nominees, you can certainly write-in a candidate in the comments below. We’d love to hear what you think for each of the awards as well, so chime in.

Everton Player of the Year

The men’s senior team finished the year in 12th place, the worst since the 2003-04 season. Marco Silva’s 18-month tenure came to an end with the Blues plummeting into the relegation zone earlier in the season. However, a rousing temporary gig by Duncan Ferguson got the spirits up again, before Ancelotti took over and brought in a semblance of stability.

In last name alphabetical order -

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: Everton stuck with the striker through his lean times, and this season it paid off, with the player finally making it happen in front of goal.

Lucas Digne: Followed up an incredible first season with the Blues with another consistent one, and while he failed to score this season, his delivery remains top notch.

Mason Holgate: The young Evertonian broke back into the starting lineup and made the centrehalf position his own with a series of composed and confident performances.

Yerry Mina: Even in an awful season for the defence, the injury-plagued centrehalf helped strengthen the Blues backline with Holgate.

Richarlison: The big-money purchase came under some flak early on, but his pace and skill have shone through and his 14 goals on the season is joint top in the side.

(If you can’t see the poll below, click here to go and vote - thanks!)

Poll

Who is your Everton 2019-20 Player of the Year

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    (21 votes)
  • 10%
    Lucas Digne
    (25 votes)
  • 28%
    Mason Holgate
    (69 votes)
  • 0%
    Yerry Mina
    (0 votes)
  • 52%
    Richarlison
    (128 votes)
243 votes total Vote Now

Young Player of the Year

The Blues still have a young core of players in the senior squad who are continuing to develop and grow, with the sky the ceiling for many of them.

In last name alphabetical order -

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: The striker ended the season with 15 goals though his strong xG numbers suggest that he could have had more.

Anthony Gordon: After training for some time with the first team squad, the teenager finally had a chance to play and made a strong positive impact on the pitch.

Mason Holgate: With his imperious form, the 23-year-old vaulted right into the England conversation, such was the impact he made in defence.

Richarlison: Ended the season tied with DCL on goals, and seemed to relish playing the second striker role in the 4-4-2 formation.

(If you can’t see the poll below, click here to go and vote - thanks!)

Poll

Who is your Everton 2019-20 Young Player of the Year

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    (42 votes)
  • 7%
    Anthony Gordon
    (17 votes)
  • 55%
    Mason Holgate
    (127 votes)
  • 18%
    Richarlison
    (41 votes)
227 votes total Vote Now

Youth (U18 & U23) Player of the Year

Both the PL2 and Under-18 seasons were scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but three of the Under-18’s were particularly excellent.

In last name alphabetical order -

Ryan Astley: The centreback cemented his position on the right side of David Unsworth’s defence, will the 18-year-old be the next defender to break the senior ranks?

Thomas Cannon: Simms made the jump up to the U23’s and Cannon jumped in with both feet, banging in 16 goals and 5 assists in 16 appearances for Paul Tait’s side.

Lewis Dobbin: It wasn’t all Cannon scoring though, with Dobbin chipping in with 11 goals and 4 assists of his own for the Under-18’s.

Tyler Onyango: The 17-year-old strong showings for the U18’s midfield earned him a call-up to the U23’s and getting himself a new three-year deal this week.

Ellis Simms: Last year’s sensational striker continued to find goals with the Under-23s, scoring 9 times in 19 appearances and made the bench for the senior side too.

(If you can’t see the poll below, click here to go and vote - thanks!)

Poll

Who is your Everton 2019-20 Youth (U18 & U23) Player of the Year

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Ryan Astley
    (12 votes)
  • 10%
    Thomas Cannon
    (19 votes)
  • 7%
    Lewis Dobbin
    (14 votes)
  • 11%
    Tyler Onyango
    (20 votes)
  • 63%
    Ellis Simms
    (112 votes)
177 votes total Vote Now

Most Improved Player

The final award is an interesting one, only because improvement can be considered quite subjective. If a player struggled in limited minutes but flourished when given more chances, does that mean he’s improved? Does playing in a different style under a different manager make the difference? What do you think?

In last name alphabetical order -

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: What a difference he has been this season. There is still some improvements needed to his game, but the workrate remains excellent.

Mason Holgate: Another night and day player - what a revelation he has been this season, solving a major headache for Brands & Ancelotti.

Yerry Mina: We saw a little more of him this season with 33 appearances across all competitions.

(If you can’t see the poll below, click here to go and vote - thanks!)

Poll

Who is your Everton 2019-20 Most Improved Player?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    (95 votes)
  • 55%
    Mason Holgate
    (122 votes)
  • 1%
    Yerry Mina
    (4 votes)
221 votes total Vote Now