Defender named as fans’ favourite in inaugural seasonGrecians defender Christian Ribeiro was named voted Cash Converters Player of the Season for the 2014/15 season, as voted by the supporters of Exeter City.
As ever, the voting was opened to the supporters to name their standout player of the campaign – and after hundreds of responses were submitted, Welshman Ribeiro picked up more votes than any other player.
Ribeiro, who joined the club early in the year once the transfer embargo had been lifted, inherited the crown from previous incumbent Matt Grimes, who lifted the award last year.
All-action performances have been a trademark for the former Bristol City and Scunthorpe defender, who began the campaign at right-back and latterly took up a berth at centre-half.
Christian received the trophy after the final game of the year against Dagenham & Redbridge, and he will be formally presented with the award at the ‘Casino Royale’ End of Season Ball on Sunday evening.
Supporters were also asked to give some comments as to why they had voted for Ribeiro – here are just some of the replies…
• “Solid all round performances throughout the season”
• “Imperious in defence, a real class act!”
• “Consistently brilliant all season and barely put a foot wrong whilst playing multiple positions – top, top signing!”
• “Defensively solid and an attacking threat also”
• “Quality full-back and best player in the side this year”
• “Overall consistency and commitment to the cause”
• “Solid, consistent defender, our rock at the back, chips in with the odd goal too”
• “Came in under exceptional circumstances and excels in every performance, love his bounding runs forward!”
• “Great character and desire to do his best, truly a fan favourite who I hope will stay with Exeter for a very long time”
• “Because of his beautiful hair”
Christian had twice previously been named Cash Converters Player of the Month, in October and December.
Our thanks go to Cash Converters on Sidwell Street for their generous sponsorship of this year’s award and their ongoing support of Exeter City.