Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini picked up his 2011 Player of the Year award from the Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association last week.
Fabricio Coloccini receiving his award from Chairman Gareth Beard
Fabricio has been little short of a revelation in the Newcastle United shirt over the last two seasons, as Newcastle have fought their way back from the English second division, to 4th top of the Premier League – a European Champions League place.
The 34 times capped Argentine International received his award from the Disabled Supporters Association last Wednesday evening, and he got his award from the Association Chairman Gareth Beard.
And Coloccini took his chance to meet with Newcastle supporters at the event, and signed autographs and posed for photographs, as the supporters must have been delighted to meet with the very popular Newcastle captain, who is simply100% dedicated to the Newcastle United cause.
Colo has also been in sparkling form this season, and isnow a very popular captain on Tyneside, and he had this to say on the official Newcastle site about his award:
“It is an honor to be given this award and it was nice to go out and meet the supporters.”
“Last season was a very good one for myself and the team and we hope that this year can be just as good. “
“We have started the season well and now it is up to us to carry that on.”
With Coloccini surprisingly still not recalled to the full Argentine squad, he will be training today with the rest of the Newcastle squad, at least those who are not involved in International duty for their countries early this week.
The aim is to prepare fully for the tough game against Spurs on Sunday afternoon, and if Newcastle can win that game, which is not impossible, we will be at the very least in 4th place in the Premier League next Monday at this time.
That would be simply phenomenal.