Neal Maupay was the big winner at the Brentford FC Player of the Year Awards dinner last night, taking home three prizes. The striker scored his 28th goal of the season and 25th in the league as The Bees beat Preston North End yesterday afternoon. And he ended the day with three awards at the 2019 dinner.
Neal was named Supporters' Player of the Year, Players' Player of the Year and Travel Club Away Player of the Year at the even yesterday. More than 400 fans, players, staff and Directors were in attendance, at The Holiday Inn in Brentford, and Neal received a series of ovations as he collected his prizes. He also then presented Steve Phillips, a great striker of yesteryear, with a salvar to mark his entrance in to the Brentford FC Hall of Fame.
There were eight prizes in total handed out last night and Neal was involved in four of them. The Goal of the Season award was won by Saïd Benrahma while Sergi Canós was named Community Player of the Year. The B Team Players' Player of the Year prize was won by Joe Hardy.
There was also a Special Contribution Award handed ouy by Chairman Cliff Crown. This was presented to Suzanne Rowan, the widow of the Club's former Technical Director Robert Rowan. Robert died in November at the age of 28 having spent just over four years at the Club. The room stood to remember Robert as Suzanne collected an award to mark his time with Brentford FC.
There will be more from the dinner in the coming days.