Stuart Dallas dominates Leeds United's end of season awards as club honour promotion heroes

Stuart Dallas claimed three honours at Leeds United's end of season awards ceremony - including the sought-after Player of the Year gong.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 10:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 10:42 pm
Leeds United's Stuart Dallas with Gaetano Berardi at Elland Road. Pic: Getty

The Northern Irish utility man was voted by Whites' fans for the award after a stellar campaign in which he was called upon to play a number of positions under head coach Marcelo Bielsa

Dallas scored eight goals and bagged two assists across 38 appearances in the top flight and took home the trophy on Sunday night following the final game of the campaign.

Leeds rounded off an impressive debut term back in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over West Brom at Elland Road that saw the club finish ninth in the standings.

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"We've had an incredible season," Dallas said during the ceremony.

"Football is a rollercoaster. You have highs and lows. The target for us was to achieve the 40-point safety mark and take it from there.

"We always believed in ourselves that we were good enough to achieve a top half finish. It's incredible as a newly-promoted side what we've achieved.

"We've set a bench mark now and we have to push on again."

On the award itself, he added: "It's incredible. I'm sort of lost for words. I want to thank everyone who voted for me. It could've been anybody. Everybody has been incredible this season. It's been a difficult year for everyone and for me to win this is unbelievable.

"I want to dedicate my awards to my Granda, who is going through a tough time at the minute. There will be no prouder man than him."

Dallas was also voted as Players' Player of the Year by Bielsa's squad and took home the Goal of the Season trophy for his winner against Manchester City at the Etihad.

The club honoured departing heroes Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi with a Special Achievement award while goalkeeper Illan Meslier took home the Young Player of the Year trophy.

United's Under-23s squad collectively were handed the Academy Achievement gong and Abbie Brown was voted the Women's Player of the Year.