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Martin Dúbravka is Newcastle United's 2019/20 player of the year

Martin Dúbravka has been named as Newcastle United's official Player of the Year for the 2019/20 campaign.

The popular stopper has again been an ever-present in the Premier League this season, recording 11 clean sheets and making 137 saves – the most of any 'keeper in the top flight by a comfortable distance.

Dúbravka has played 88 times for Newcastle following his arrival - initially on loan - from Sparta Prague in 2018.

Since making his debut in a man-of-the-match display against Manchester United two weeks after joining, the Slovakian hasn't missed a game for the Magpies in the Premier League.

"It is a big honour and privilege, because obviously I know the history and what kind of players play for this massive club and achieve this kind of trophy, so I couldn't be more happy and more delighted," Dúbravka told UNITED, the club's official matchday programme.

"It's a big thing for me. It's always nice to have this kind of memory, so really I'm so happy.

"I'm pleased that I could be on the pitch in every game, that I was fit and I was able to be there, trying to help my teammates, and I really hope that we can achieve in the next season a higher place in the league, because I think we have the potential. That's the plan."

The 31-year-old takes over the accolade from Salomón Rondón, and becomes the sixth different 'keeper to win the award since its inception in 1975/76 - following in the footsteps of the likes of Shay Given, Tim Krul and Rob Elliot.

The full list of winners is:

1975/76 Alan Gowling
1976/77 Micky Burns
1977/78 Irving Nattrass
1978/79 Peter Withe
1979/80 Alan Shoulder
1980/81 Kevin Carr
1981/82 Mick Martin
1982/83 Kevin Keegan
1983/84 Kevin Keegan
1984/85 Peter Beardsley
1985/86 Peter Beardsley
1986/87 Paul Goddard
1987/88 Paul Gascoigne
1988/89 John Hendrie
1989/90 Mick Quinn
1990/91 John Burridge
1991/92 Gavin Peacock
1992/93 Lee Clark
1993/94 Andy Cole
1994/95 Barry Venison
1995/96 Darren Peacock
1996/97 Steve Watson
1997/98 David Batty
1998/99 Alan Shearer
1999/00 Alan Shearer
2000/01 Shay Given
2001/02 Nobby Solano
2002/03 Alan Shearer
2003/04 Olivier Bernard
2004/05 Shay Given
2005/06 Shay Given
2006/07 Nicky Butt
2007/08 Habib Beye
2008/09 Sébastien Bassong
2009/10 José Enrique
2010/11 Fabricio Coloccini
2011/12 Tim Krul
2012/13 Davide Santon
2013/14 Mike Williamson
2014/15 Daryl Janmaat
2015/16 Rob Elliot
2016/17 Ciaran Clark
2017/18 Jamaal Lascelles
2018/19 Salomón Rondón
2019/20 Martin Dúbravka

"It is a big honour and privilege, because obviously I know the history and what kind of players play for this massive club and achieve this kind of trophy, so I couldn't be more happy and more delighted."

Martin Dúbravka

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