Voting has now ended for the Torino FC Inglese 2014/15 awards, and the results have been counted and verified, and I can now reveal that the winners are :
Player of the Season
1st) Kamil Glik
2nd) Fabio Quagliarella
3rd) Matteo Darmian
It was another fantastic season for the Torino captain Kamil Glik who lead his side to a derby victory over Juventus for the first time since 1995. The Polish international chipped in with an impressive tally of eight goals for the Granata, and Toro will be hoping they can hold on to the central defender this summer.
Signing of the Season
1st) Maxi Lopez
2nd) Bruno Peres
Despite only signing in January, the Argentine striker scored an impressive eleven goals for Toro, including three memorable strikes against Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League.
Performance of the Season
1st) Athletic Bilbao 2-3 Torino
2nd) Torino 2-1 Juventus
3rd) Torino 5-1 Sampdoria
This is perhaps our first shock result of the awards, as Torino's historic victory against Juventus was not voted as their best display of the season. However, I would also agree with this result when one considers that Toro were rather lucky to come away with the three points against their great rivals. The performance against Bilbao was one of those nights when every single player played to their maximum and ensured Toro became the first Italian team to win at the San Mames and they also progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League.
Unsung Hero of the Season
1st) Omar El Kaddouri
2nd) Alessandro Gazzi
3rd) Nikola Maksimovic/Daniele Padelli
This result may also shock a number of people as Omar El Kaddouri wins the award for the unsung hero of the season. In polite terms, Omar saved his best form until the 2nd half of the season, but I am sure some supporters could use some rather 'un-polite' terms for his form before the winter break. However, the Moroccan international excelled against Bilbao and also in the derby.
Goal of the Season
1st) Bruno Peres v Juventus
2nd) Fabio Quagliarella v Napoli
3rd) Matteo Darmian v Athletic Bilbao
Could this award have gone to anybody else? Bruno Peres obviously won this award by a landslide, 81.3% of the vote after his length of the field effort in the derby which ended Toro's twelve year wait for a goal in the derby.