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Arnautovic crowned KUMB Player of the Year


Filed: Thursday, 14th June 2018
By: Staff Writer


Marko Arnautovic has been named as the KUMB.com Player of the Year in the 21st annual KUMB Awards.

The Austrian international was a clear winner in this year's poll, which saw a record number of supporters cast their votes via KUMB.com and our social media platforms, grabbing 67 per cent of your nominations to take the title.

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'Arnie', as he has been affectionately christened by Hammers fans also tasted success in the Best Signing category, in which he took more than nine in every ten votes cast - whilst he also grabbed third spot in the Most Improved category.

There was also good news for teenage defender Declan Rice, who also landed took titles in this year's KUMB Awards by winning the Young Player of the Year and Most Improved Player categories.

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Elsewhere there were wins for Pedro Obiang (Goal of the Season) and Diafra Sakho (Most Missed), whilst your Most Memorable Match was the 3-2 EFL Cup win at Tottenham last October.

At the other end of the scale, the unfortunate Joe Hart was named as your Worst Player and Signing of the season. March's cancelled anti-Board demonstration was nominated as your Greatest Disappointment, whilst vice chair Karren Brady was awarded the dubious honour of being named Hackett of the Year.



To see the results of this year's poll in full, visit the KUMB Awards home page.

* The KUMB Awards began in 1997 and have been staged every season since. This year's poll saw record numbers vote, with several thousand voters submitting nominations.





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