2017 Player of the Year Awards

Last updated : 06 May 2017 By Michael Morris

2017 Player of the Year Awards took place at CCS on Sunday night and two players picked up most of the awards between them.

Aron Gunnarsson won the top award along with two others and there was a couple for Ken Zohore including Goal of the Season. There was an award for Peter Whittingham for his outstanding contribution to the football club.

Results were:

Community Player of the Season.

The winner was Kanisha Underdown of the Bluebirds’ ladies team.

Young Player of the Season.


Fans’ Man Of The Match award.

The player voted MOTM the most times this season. Aron Gunnarsson!

'My favourite moment was probably the goal against Nottingham.
They normally end up in Row Z so it was nice to get on the scoresheet.
I’ll now look forward to going home and spending some time with the family over summer.' AG


Players' Player of the Season


'It’s a real honour, I thought it was going to go to Sol, but then he never really trains so...!
Cheers to the boys and like I said earlier it’s been a tough year. We started not so bright and it shows the character of the boys to get the results right.' AG

The late Ian Fitzgerald is honoured with the Special Recognition award.

Ian’s family business, Provincial Printing & Publishing have been producing the Cardiff City match-day programme and a number of other publications since December 1958. The award is in tribute to him.

The winner of Cardiff City’s Goal of the Season.


Peter Whittingham is honoured with the Outstanding Contribution Award.

'You obviously know I love this sort of thing...
But I just want to say it’s been an honour to represent the club I love for so long. It’s been a great accolade, thank you.' PW

The Player of the Season 2016/17


'I’m not really good at speeches, I don’t really speak English to be fair!
It’s been an up and down season, coming from a summer when we beat England and starting awkwardly, ever since the gaffer came in we’ve been getting some good results and we’re trying to build for next season. Every single player who’s staying is looking forward to next season and hopefully we can look forward to something great.' AG