Ismaila Sarr has been named Watford's player of the season for the 2020/21 Championship campaign.

The Senegalese winger was the club's top scorer for the season, scoring 14 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions. 

He was also voted Players' player of the season.

Sarr beat runners up Kiko Femenia and Francisco to the award, which was handed to him by Sir Elton John after Saturday's final day victory over Swansea City. 

In a post on his Instagram, Sir Elton said it had been an honour to hand out the awards. 

It read: "Big day out for the F-J Family as we attended today’s game at @watfordfcofficial

“It was an honour to hand out Player of the Year Award to the great Ismaila Sarr. Runners up were Kiko Femenia and Francisco Sierralta.”

Sir Elton read out a short passage in French while handing Sarr his award that roughly translated to: "Every time I watch you play, you make me smile except when you miss."


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On receiving players' player of the season, Sarr said: "It's an award for all the hard work I've done this season but I cannot afford to stop, I have to keep the same level.

"I'd also like to thank my teammates. I'm happy all the players voted for me because this is an award from the players who it has been a pleasure to share this season with."

Young player of the year was handed to Joao Pedro, while goal of the season was won by Nathaniel Chalobah for his goal away at Cardiff City.

The midfielder said of the finish: "We were 1-0 down at the time but we managed to get a goal back quickly, which was most important for me.

"When I look back at it now it looks pretty impressive. I'm chuffed with it. It's got to be one of my favourite ones."

Other awards handed out on the evening were as follows:

Individual performance of the season: Tom Cleverley, Norwich City away

Academy player of the year: Bosun Lawal

Community ambassador of the year: Christian Kabasele

Supporter of the year: Colin Payne  

Hall of fame inductee: Keith Eddy