In a bit of a surprise, Michail Antonio has been named Hammer of the Year for the 2016-17, beating perceived favorite Manuel Lanzini and the rest at the West Ham Player Awards Tuesday evening.
Antonio, who has refused to sign a new contract and has possibly played his last game with the Hammers after being ruled out for the remainder of the season through injury, took home the coveted prize after the Argentine received the Players’ Player of the Year Award.
Despite the questions over his future, Antonio’s impact and overall entertainment value for West Ham cannot be denied. The nearly capped English international has been an integral part of the Hammers up and down season, scoring nine goals, adding three assists and a myriad of lung busting runs down the left sides of fields throughout the country.
Lanzini finished a close second for the wonderful award, fellow by Pedro Obiang in third.