Derby County’s Player of the Season award, named after club legend Jackie Stamps, was introduced in 1968. In the previous five decades, no loan player has won it. Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori, all of 21, thus made history last night when he collected the Jack Stamps Player of the Season at Derby’s annual Awards night.
Tomori had already collected the Supporters’ Club Player of the Season just a couple weeks ago, so it’s no surprise that he also won the fan vote for the main award. With 49 appearances in all competitions, practically ever-present Chelsea loanee, has been the rock upon which Derby’s playoff push has been built by manager Frank Lampard.
Thank you to all the players, staff, fans and everybody involved with Derby County for this award, it wouldn’t have been possible without all of your support from the minute I got here and throughout the season. I’m honoured .— Fikayo Tomori (@fikayotomori_) April 23, 2019
THANK YOU ALL . https://t.co/nhM102TShb
Tomori has largely flown under the radar, thanks in part to his teammate and fellow loanee Mason Mount, but he’s become recognized as one of the most promising members of the Chelsea Loan Army in recent weeks.
For now, he has the rest of the season to look forward to with Derby as they make a final push for the promotion playoffs.