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KUMB Awards I: 1997

Results Announced: Thursday, 1st January 1998

After some eight weeks of voting (and hours spent adding up your entries), the polls are complete. A big thankyou to everyone who entered; here are the results.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1. JOHN HARTSON (51%)
2. RIO FERDINAND (22%)
3. EYAL BERKOVIC (14%)

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1. RIO FERDINAND (65%)
2. FRANK LAMPARD (10%)
3. JOE COLE (8%)

BEST SIGNING

1. EYAL BERKOVIC (64%)
2. JOHN HARTSON (22%)
3. STEVE LOMAS (6%)

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

1. FRANK LAMPARD (55%)
2. STAN LAZARIDES (24%)
3. STEVE LOMAS (8%)

MOST MEMORABLE MATCH

1. 4-3 vs TOTTENHAM 96/97 (44%)
2. 2-2 vs MANCHESTER UNITED 96/97 (10%)
2. 4-1 vs CRYSTAL PALACE 97/98 (10%)

WORST PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1. IAIN DOWIE (54%)
2. LUDO MIKLOSKO (13%)
3. TIM BREACKER (9%)

WORST SIGNING OF THE YEAR

1. IAN PEARCE (31%)
2. BERNARD LAMA (13%)
3. DAVID TERRIER (13%)

ALL-TIME FAVOURITE PLAYER

1. JULIAN DICKS (34%)
2. TREVOR BROOKING (27%)
3. BOBBY MOORE (22%)


ALL-TIME LEAST FAVOURITE PLAYER

1. PAUL INCE (24%)
2. ALLAN McKNIGHT (15%)
3. MARCO BOOGERS (9%)

That's it; once again a big thank you to all who took part, the response was excellent. Keep a look out for other polls we'll be running throughout the year - more details to follow soon ...