City win fair-play award for 2013/14We are delighted to announce that the Grecians have been awarded the PFA Bobby Moore Fair Play Trophy for the team’s exemplary disciplinary record in 2013/14.
The award comes in addition to the FA Respect & Fair Play Award for the ‘Football League’ category, which was received during the summer.
The award was presented by former FA Cup winning Manchester United captain Martin Buchan – now a PFA Executive – at Exeter’s game against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday. Collecting the award on behalf of Exeter were captain Scot Bennett and the club’s PFA representative Pat Baldwin.
Exeter City comfortably gathered fewest disciplinary points of any of the 92 clubs during the course of the season, by picking up just 39 yellow cards and a single red during the 46-game season. The Grecians’ lead over runners-up Walsall was so wide that they could have had three players sent off for violent conduct on the final day, and still have topped the table!
Also making up the top five fair-play positions in the last campaign were League 2 runners-up Scunthorpe United, Premier League outfit Cardiff City, and second-placed Championship club Burnley. Currently, Exeter have the third-best disciplinary record in Sky Bet League 2 for 2014/15.
As well as adding another trophy to the cabinet, the club have also been awarded £7,500 to the club’s Football in the Community charity, and a further £7,500 which will go towards courses, qualifications and other necessities for the football staff.