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MacGillivray Named Player Of The Season

Readers of local papers select goalkeeper as campaign’s star man

9 May 2021

Craig MacGillivray with his The News/Sports Mail Player of the Season award

Craig MacGillivray has been named The News/Sports Mail Player of the Season.

The Pompey keeper follows in the footsteps of Christian Burgess, who claimed the prize at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

He collected 64 per cent of the votes in a poll run by readers of our local newspapers after impressing with his consistency between the sticks.

MacGillivray has made 52 appearances in all competitions this term and kept 17 clean sheets, including in December’s victory at champions Hull.

He said: "It's a real honour. The supporters are the club, so for them to choose me as their Player of the Season is an amazing feeling.

"To be on a trophy with so many famous names, such as David James, is a real privilege. I'm very thankful to everyone who voted for me."

"It's a real honour. The supporters are the club, so for them to choose me as their Player of the Season is an amazing feeling."

Craig MacGillivray

Ryan Williams came second in the voting, with Callum Johnson finishing up in third position.

Previous winners of the award include Alan Knight, Noel Blake, Guy Whittingham, Peter Crouch, Arjan de Zeeuw, David James, Glen Johnson, Michael Doyle, Enda Stevens and Matt Clarke.

The late Alan McLoughlin lifted the trophy after impressing with his displays during the 1993/94 campaign.

MacGillivray was also voted Player of the Season by seven different supporter groups, while Tom Naylor was selected by another four.

Award Winner
The News/Sports Mail Craig MacGillivray
Armed Forces Supporters' Club Craig MacGillivray
Canadian Supporters' Club Craig MacGillivray
Central Branch Supporters' Club Tom Naylor
Clan Pompey Craig MacGillivray
Disabled Supporters' Club Tom Naylor
Isle of Wight Supporters' Club Craig MacGillivray
London Supporters' Club Tom Naylor
Northern Blues Craig MacGillivray
Northern Ireland Supporters' Club Tom Naylor
Scandinavian Supporters' Club Craig MacGillivray
Stateside Pompey Craig MacGillivray

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