April 21, 2024

Seamus Coleman has obtained one among Everton FC’s most prestigious awards.

The Killybegs man was awarded the Everton Heritage Society’s Dixie Dean Memorial Trophy.

The Heritage Society every year selects a recipient who embodies the qualities proven by Dean.

And this yr the Donegal man was the worthy recipient for his service to the membership and the requirements proven.

The annual honour, named after legendary Toffees star, was offered to Seamus by 1995 FA Cup successful captain Dave Watson.

Coleman lately celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of his arrival from Sligo Rovers by overtaking Tim Howard because the membership’s report Premier League look holder.

He advised the Everton Heritage Society: “It’s an enormous honour to be Everton captain. I suppose I by no means thought it could occur, after I was coming over right here and attempting to get into the crew.

“As time goes on, you realise how large the membership is and the historical past of the membership.

“You realise what the likes of Dave (Watson) and the opposite lads have completed on the membership. I suppose I’ve been chasing that dream for a very long time.

“It’s one thing I don’t need to quit on. I feel no matter successful one thing or not, I feel Everton means a lot.

“I all the time attempt to give one hundred pc. I simply love placing on that blue shirt and representing Everton Soccer Membership.”

Coleman paid tribute to the supporters who held aloft a large banner at a latest sport in opposition to Aston Villa which learn ‘15 years of Seamus’.

“I actually respect it and I’m actually grateful. It’s nice as a result of I suppose the followers have recognised that whether or not I play nicely or play badly, I all the time give one hundred pc,” he mentioned.

“They actually took to me and I’m actually grateful for that. So long as I’m right here, I’ll proceed doing my finest for Everton Soccer Membership.

“For me, that’s an important half – not particular person performances or particular person stats, it’s Everton Soccer Membership, at first, and that’s all that issues to me.

“The factor with this membership is that it sticks collectively, and that’s what we’re doing on the minute.

“Us as gamers actually respect the fan assist as nicely as a result of it’s been powerful with what’s occurred, however we’re nonetheless combating and, fortunately, the followers are nonetheless serving to us alongside the way in which too.”

Seamus Coleman receives prime honour from Everton was final modified: February twenty second, 2024 by Workers Author