Stuart Dallas nominated for GMS Fans Player of the Season Award
05 Jun 2021 08:27 am, by YorkshireSquare
Taking to the Premier League like a duck to water, Stuart Dallas is a right-back by trade but has been utilised by Bielsa as a left-back, winger, central midfielder and attacking midfielder during the Argentine's three-year stint at Elland Road. The 2020/21 campaign was no different, and Dallas seemed to relish the step up in class. The 55-cap Northern Ireland international started all 38 games in the league and scored eight goals - his best return since signing for the club - to help Leeds take huge scalps against Manchester City, Spurs and Leicester. Signed for only £1.7 million from Brentford back in 2015 he is now invaluable to Leeds United, the cost of replacing him with a player of his ability in every position he covers is unimaginable.
The Norther Irishman’s performances were rewarded at the club’s player of the year awards as he walked away the big winner of the night, picking up three of the awards on offer! Dallas was crowned the Player of the Year, ending Pablo Hernandez’s three-year reign of winning the award. For a second season in a row, Dallas was named the Players’ Player of the Year, whilst he also picked up the Goal of the Season Award, for his memorable late winner against champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in April. Now Dallas has been nominated for another award, the GiveMeSport Premier League Fans Player of the Season award.
There are six names on a star-studded list with Dallas in the company of Emiliano Martinez, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Mount and Harry Kane. The likes of Raphinha, Patrick Bamford, Jack Harrison and Rodrigo have made the Whites one of the most watchable teams in the division, but it's one of Bielsa's most understated, versatile and trusted lieutenants who has played himself into contention for the Player of the Season award. Marcelo Bielsa's side have deservedly scooped esteemed acclaim for their pulsating brand of football this season and Dallas encapsulates everything that is good about this Leeds United side.
Cast your vote for Stuart Dallas to win the Player of the Season award now by visiting https://fan-awards.com/