Player of the Year

Man of the Match is a feature that has been running on TorquayFans.com since the beginning of the 2010/11 season. After each league game, a thread is created for fans who attended the match to vote for their top five performers in order, and in recent seasons has included Twitter and Facebook users as well. After each game the results are added up with the winning player declared the Man of the Match. However all nominated players receive points, weighted in order of how highly the fans rated them.

The idea is that each game counts for 1/46th (or 1/42nd!) of the final total, therefore every game counts equally. The Tuesday night away at Accrington when we lose 5-0 was a potential three points in the same way that a home victory over Plymouth is worth three points, but one will always be remembered better than the other when reflecting back on the season. Likewise, performances towards the end of the season are more highly valued in the traditional player of the year voting. With this format, every game is scored on an individual basis, and is then added together to give the final total, which over the full season should remove as much bias as possible and hopefully give an accurate measure.

Official Player of the Year Winners (1969 - 2018)
Full 2018/19 Results - Winner: Jamie Reid

Full 2017/18 Results - Winner: Luke Young

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Individual Leaderboard - Single Season
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Player

Guy Branston
Luke Young
Chris Zebroski

Luke Young
Aaron Downes
Luke Young

Jamie Reid
Lee Mansell
Dan Butler
Brian Saah
Krystian Pearce
Bobby Olejnik
Nathan Smith
Aaron Downes
Angus MacDonald
Michael Poke
Mark Ellis
Rene Howe
Brendan Moore
Toby Ajala
Lee Mansell
Dan Sparkes

Asa Hall
Kyle Cameron
Rene Howe

Connor Lemonheigh-Evans
Sean McGinty
Aaron Downes
Sean McGinty

Season 

2010/11
2014/15
2010/11

2017/18
2012/13
2016/17

2018/19
2011/12
2015/16
2012/13
2013/14
2011/12
2015/16
2014/15
2015/16
2012/13
2011/12
2012/13
2016/17
2014/15
2010/11
2016/17

2018/19
2018/19
2011/12

2018/19
2017/18
2013/14
2016/17
Points  

157
155
150

149
145
144

143
138
137
136
136
135
135
132
128
128
127
119
117
115
115
108

107
105
104

103
101
100
100

All Time Team

GK: Bobby Olejnik
(2011/12)

DR: Anthony O’Connor               DC: Aaron Downes                    DC: Guy Branston                       DL: Dan Butler 

             (2013/14)                                       (2012/13)                                       (2010/11)                                      (2015/16)
 
    MR: Chris Zebroski                      MC: Luke Young                         MC: Lee Mansell                        ML: Toby Ajala
             (2010/11)                                       (2014/15)                                        (2011/12)                                     (2014/15)
 
                                                                  ST: Jamie Reid                            ST: Rene Howe

                                                                        (2011/12)                                        (2012/13)
All Time
Points Total

460 - Luke Young
377 - Aaron Downes
362 - Lee Mansell

233 - Brian Saah
228 - Angus MacDonald
223 - Rene Howe
214 - Kevin Nicholson

203 - Damon Lathrope
201 - Sean McGinty

187 - Courtney Richards
186 - Mark Ellis
183 - Krystian Pearce
177 - Joe Oastler
170 - Eunan O’Kane

157 - Guy Branston
151 - Billy Bodin

150 - Chris Zebroski
146 - Jamie Reid

145 - Michael Poke
141 - Brendan Moore
139  - Martin Rice
137 - Dan Butler
135 - Bobby Olejnik
187 - Courtney Richards
135 - Nathan Smith

127 - Toby Ajala

116 - Aman Verma
114 - Jordan Chappell
108 - Dan Sparkes
104 - Danny Stevens
100 - Brett Williams

*Minimum 100 points
Most Times
Man of the Match

25 - Aaron Downes
25 - Luke Young

14 - Rene Howe
10 - Krystian Pearce

9 - Guy Branston
9 - Jordan Chapell

9 - Lee Mansell
9 - Eunan O’Kane
9 - Bobby Olejnik
9 - Courtney Richards
9 - Brian Saah
8 - Angus MacDonald

8 - Brendan Moore
8 - Jamie Reid

8 - Martin Rice
8 - Chris Zebroski
6 - Scott Bevan

6 - Liam Davis
6 - Mark Ellis

6 - Elliott Romain
6 - Nathan Smith

5 - Toby Ajala
5 - Billy Bodin
5 - Dan Butler
5 - James Hurst
5 - Michael Poke
5 - Brett Williams

*Minimum 5 wins
Most Times
Player of the Month

9 - Luke Young
6 - Aaron Downes
4 - Brian Saah
3 - Guy Branston
3 - Rene Howe

2 - Toby Ajala
2 - Dan Butler

2 - Vincent Dorel
2 - Angus MacDonald
2 - Lee Mansell

2 - Brendan Moore
2 - Anthony O'Connor
2 - Krystian Pearce
2 - Craig Stanley
2 - Chris Zebroski


*Minimum 2 wins

Short Term Player Comparison

If you arrived at Plainmoor in the January window, or on a short term loan, then you don't stand much chance of winning the cumulative points total over the season.

But fear not, here they have their own competition: A bit of fun, short term, less predictable - any points earned as a substitute are a bonus.
Positional Records

Highest Scoring Goalkeepers:

Bobby Olejnik 11/12 (135)
Michael Poke 12/13 (128)
Brendan Moore 16/17 (117)

Highest Scoring Left Backs:

Dan Butler 15/16 (137)
Liam Davis 17/18 (94)

Liam Davis 18/19 (91)

Highest Scoring Right Backs:

Anthony O’Connor 13/14 (90)
Joe Oastler 11/12 (80)
Ben Wynter 18/19 (76)


Highest Scoring Centre Backs:

Guy Branston 10/11 (157)
Aaron Downes 12/13 (145)
Brian Saah 12/13 (136)
Krystian Pearce 13/14 (136)
Nathan Smith 15/16 (135)
Aaron Downes 14/15 (132)
Angus MacDonald 15/16 (128)
Mark Ellis 11/12 (127)

Highest Scoring Central Midfielders:

Luke Young 14/15 (155)
Luke Young 17/18 (149)
Luke Young 16/17 (144)
Lee Mansell 11/12 (138)
Lee Mansell 10/11 (115)

Asa Hall 18/19 (107)

Highest Scoring Wingers:

Chris Zebroski 10/11 (150)
Toby Ajala 14/15 (115)
Dan Sparkes 16/17 (108)

Highest Scoring Attacking Midfielders:

Connor Lemonheigh-Evans 18/19 (103)
Eunan O’Kane 11/12 (93)
Billy Bodin 12/13 (79)

Highest Scoring Strikers:

Jamie Reid 18/19 (143)
Rene Howe 12/13 (119)
Rene Howe 11/12 (104)
Jamie Reid 16/17 (89)

Player

Kieffer Moore
Iffy Allen
Shaquile Coulthirst
Joss Ladabie
Elliott Roman

Ruairi Keating
Tyrone Marsh
James Hurst
Craig Stanley

Rhys Healey
John Marquis
Adebayo Azeez
Jared Hodgkiss
Anthony O’Connor
Danny Racchi
Baily Cargill
Paul McCallum
Gavin Tomlin
Durrell Berry
Dave Fitzpatrick
Jak McCourt
Jordan Lee
Shamir Fenelon
Calum Ball
Kadell Daniel
Jake Robinson
Nathan Blissett
Brendan Moore
Jordan Chapell
Billy Bodin
Jayden Stockley
Sean Harrad
Myles Anderson
Toby Ajala
Josh Rees
Simon Heslop
Season

2016/17
2015/16
2013/14
2012/13

2017/18
2016/17
2015/16
2015/16
2010/11

2017/18
2013/14
2013/14
2016/17
2013/14
2015/16
2013/14
2013/14
2010/11
2014/15
2016/17
2013/14
2016/17
2013/14
2013/14
2014/15
2010/11
2015/16
2015/16
2012/13
2011/12
2013/14
2015/16
2016/17
2015/16
2015/16
2015/16

Points

28
31
27
35

61
37
45
69
74

27
19
22
27
90
36
15
12
44
34
34
28
16
28
22
11
52
32
24
10
29
12
25
17
12
14
3

Starts

4
5
5
7

13
8
11
17
19

7
5
6
8
30
12
5
4
15
12
12
10
6
11
9
5
25
16
12
5
15
7
15
14
12
16
19

Points per Game

7.00
6.20
5.40
5.00

4.69
4.63
4.09
4.06
3.89

3.86
3.80
3.67
3.38
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
2.93
2.83
2.83
2.80
2.67
2.55
2.44
2.20
2.08
2.00
2.00
2.00
1.93
1.71
1.67
1.21
1.00
0.88
0.16

* Minimum of 10 points scored
Exception made for Simon Heslop