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7 May 2017

City legend earns prestigious accolade for the first time

WES Hoolahan has collected the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy having been voted as Norwich City's 2016-17 Anglian Home Improvements Player of the Season.

City legend Hoolahan, who is the Club's longest-serving player having signed from Blackpool in 2008, wins the prestigious award for the first time after collecting the most votes from supporters.

The veteran midfielder follows in the footsteps of a number of notable previous winners, including the likes of Terry Allcock, Duncan Forbes, Martin Peters, Darren Huckerby and Grant Holt.

Hoolahan, 34, was presented with the trophy ahead of City's final Sky Bet Championship match of the season against Queens Park Rangers at Carrow Road.

He has made 32 appearances for the Canaries in all competitions this season, scoring five goals including a brace in the 7-1 thumping of Reading last month.

Last year's winner Jonny Howson was named as runner-up, while Ivo Pinto took third place.

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