Darts world champion Gerwyn Price has scooped four Player of the Year trophies at the PDC Annual Awards.
Price, 35, from Markham, capped a remarkable 12 months with victory at the Darts World Championship on January 3 – becoming the first Welsh player to win the prestigious competition.
The victory saw him overtake Michael van Gerwen to go top of the PDC Order of Merit.
He also came out on top in four Players Championships and won the World Cup of Darts for Wales, alongside teammate Jonny Clayton.
‘The Iceman’ was named Player of the Year, ahead of nominees Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Jose de Sousa.
He was also awarded the PDPA Players’ Player of the Year award – with more than 75% of players voting for him to win the award.
Price also picked up the Fans’ Player of the Year award, with 32% of the vote, while he also won the ProTour Player of the Year award.
Price said: “It means the world to have a clean sweep and to know that I have played well over the last 12 months. It’s been a decent year.
“The fans’ award means more to me than anything I think. I’ve had them on my back for the last two-and-a-half years but that means everything. I’ve played pretty well this year but it’s something I didn’t think I’d win and I appreciate it.
“To have the top pros all voting for you too, showing the respect that I probably deserve for the way I’ve played over the last 12 months is an important one to win.”
Price added: “I’ve been playing pretty consistently this year. I tapered off I think in the Grand Slam and Players Championship Finals, I wasn’t 100%, but I still got to the latter stages and was still playing half-decent, but overall over the 12 months I’ve played pretty decent.
“I think I won the most tournaments this year, which if you’d told me seven years ago that I’d be doing that and getting to world number one and winning the World Championship – dreams come true. It’s something I never even thought of, let alone dreamed about.
“I need to try and back this up as well, I’m not resting now that I’ve won the Worlds. I’ve reflected and it’s made me a bit hungrier.”
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