Following another successful season in gold and black, Raul Jimenez was chosen by his teammates as Players’ Player of the Season at the 2019/20 Wolves End of Season Awards.
The Mexican was joined by Wolves’ FIFA Online 4 team and the dedicated staff of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust as the winners on day three of this year’s awards, which, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are being revealed on social media across the week.
Tile Choice Players’ Player of the Season | Raul Jimenez
It was not just his performances in front of goal which has stood Jimenez out this season, but also his selflessness across the park, and that has been rewarded by his teammates, as the number nine picked up the top prize on day three as he was named Tile Choice Players’ Player of the Season.
The 29-year-old finished his second season at Molineux having netted 27 goals in all competitions, but his 10 assists also put him third on the list of Wolves players throughout 2019/20.
As well as continuing to show his attacking prowess by being among the goals, this award shows the impact Jimenez has among his teammates, putting his body on the line at both ends of the pitch, as well as doing the ‘dirty work’ when it’s necessary.
Captain Conor Coady said: “We’ve got massive game players in our team, but it’s the way he contributes and the way he effects games every single week.
“It’s not just his goals for us, we look at his whole part of his game and what he brings to us as a team, it’s immense. Whether he scores or not, he effects every single game and that’s what makes him such a world class footballer.”
DIS Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award | Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
The first award of day three recognised those who have made an outstanding contribution to the local community, and with the largest health crisis in more than a century continuing to affect us all, there was only going to be one winner of the DIS Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award this year.
The staff at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, who provide services at New Cross Hospital, West Park Hospital, Cannock Chase Hospital and several community and primary care sites, have gone above and beyond since Covid-19 struck, putting their lives on the line as they took the fight to the terrible disease on the frontline.
Dr Matt Perry, Wolves’ club doctor, said the staff at the trust should be proud of their efforts during the past six months in helping to protect us all.
“Most people in a challenging situation would say they just do what they need to do,” Dr Perry said. “But when they stop and think about what they’ve done, they should be really proud.”
University of Wolverhampton eSports Team of the Season | FIFA Online 4
In what has been another stellar year for Wolves in online tournaments, one set of players have shone bright to pick up the University of Wolverhampton eSports Team of the Season.
Two million people across the world were watching live in April as Wolves took the FIFA Champion Cup title in China – the equivalent of the World Cup in the FIFA Online 4 gaming community.
During the course of four days, Wolves esports China and their four professional players – a577, Lihaohao, LiverPu and Qiu – went on to beat Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, WE and NOVA all by 3-0 scorelines to reach live final, where they would be playing for the chance to be named the best of 14 elite FIFA Online 4 teams.
By earning a 3-1 win in the final against Sharks, Wolves were crowned the FCC victors and champions of China’s professional FIFA league.
On day four, the following award winners will be confirmed:
- Altodigital Academy Player of the Season
- Nuffield Health John ‘Foz’ Hendley Award
- Carling Top Goalscorer