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Another Hat-Trick For Awards Winner Wood

May 28, 2021

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Striker takes three big honours at annual prize-giving

Chris Wood was the big winner at the 2020/21 Player of the Year awards night, in association with J Driver.

The Clarets striker landed the top award following a season that saw the Kiwi hit double figures for the fourth successive season.

Wood's 12 goals, which took him to 50 goals in a Burnley shirt, earned him the Player of the Year award, sponsored by J Driver, as voted for by thousands of supporters via our online poll.

His seasonal tally, including a first Clarets' hat-trick at Wolves, made him the clear winner of the top goalscorer award, sponsored by Option Hygiene

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And after a blistering end to the campaign, including eight goals in as many games to help steer the Clarets to Premier League safety, Wood's team-mates crowned him as Players' Player of the Year, sponsored by Forbes Solicitors.

Other award winners on the night included defender Matt Lowton, who landed the Goal of the Season, sponsored by 24/7 Vans for his stunning strike at Crystal Palace, which just edged out Dwight McNeil's goal at Everton in a desperately close vote by fans.

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Striker Ashley Barnes collected the award for Magic Moment of the Season, sponsored by Charter Walk Shopping Centre, on behalf of the team that ended Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home record in January.

Barnes memorably rifled home the penalty to secure a 1-0 win and a first win at Anfield since 1974.

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The annual Centurion awards, sponsored by Jetchem, were awarded to Barnes and strike partner Jay Rodriguez, who both chalked up 200 appearances for the club during the campaign.

In addition, Nick Pope, Dwight McNeil and Charlie Taylor all broke through the 100 appearance barrier.

The U23s Player of the Year, sponsored by Burnley Social, was awarded to Lewis Richardson, following a breakthrough season that saw the young striker become Burnley’s youngest Premier League debutant, at 18 years and 21 days, when he made his professional debut as a substitute at Tottenham Hotspur in February.

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The U18s Player of the Year, also sponsored by Burnley Social, went to Jake Rooney, following an impressive campaign for Tony Philliskirk's side.

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Burnley Women’s Player of the Year, sponsored by Jaycare, was awarded to Nic Worthington for a series of eye-catching performances in a truncated season.

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The inaugural Chairman’s Community Champion, sponsored by Recycle IT was jointly won by young Clarets' fans Hughie Higginson and Freddie Xaxi.

The boys' friendship has made headlines around the world after Freddie vowed to raise money for Hughie, who continues to undergo treatment for Leukaemia at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Freddie initially set out to raise £1,000 by running a series of 2km park runs. The amount raised currently stands at over £168,000!

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And the Esports Player of the Year, sponsored by Complete IT, was won by Brad Colston for the third successive season.

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Congratulations to all winners, who will be receiving their awards soon.

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