Fans Vote For Radzinski
Everton fans have spurned Wayne Rooney and voted Tomasz Radzinski as their player of last season and that will delight manager David Moyes in his continued bid to keep the spotlight away from the England star.
The voting by over 30,000 Everton fans was organised by Everton's website, and amazingly the club's fans polled over 14,000 votes for striker Radzinski
and less than 3,000 for Rooney.
Radzinski finished top scorer in Everton's best season in years when they narrowly missed European qualification and the former Anderlecht striker picked up 51% of the total vote.
The Canadian international missed the last eight games of the season with injury but still far outstripped Rooney, who came second in the voting.
And that pleased Everton legend Graeme Sharp, who understands and supports Moyes' attempts to protect Rooney, who will get an extra week off on holiday in Mexico when the rest of the squad start pre-season training on Thursday.
Sharp said: "Wayne grabbed all the headlines, but the fans are right to appreciate what Tomasz did for the club last season."