RITCHIE Humphreys swept the board at Hartlepool United's player of the year awards - taking home four honours, including the Player of the Century accolade.

Humphreys, into his eighth year at Victoria Park won the supporters' association away player of the year award, the player of the year award, was voted the best player of the decade (2000s) and then capped his night off with the Player of the Century award.

Brian Honour was third and Watty Moore second in the centenary voting.

Humphreys moved to Pools in 2001 and made a record 234 consecutive Football League appearances.

He stands eighth in the all-time appearance list with 357 games to his name.

"Getting one honour was a great feeling, but to walk away with four - including the overall award at the end of the night . . . words can't describe how I feel,'' he admitted.

"There's so many great players to have played for this club - and I've been privileged to have appeared alongside some of them.''


Monkey Business achievment: Micky Barron

Playing for Success, schools award - Jamie McCunnie

HUDSA contribution to the community award - Antony Sweeney

Junior Poolies award - James Brown

Harold Hornsey award for youth team players' player of the year - Matty Tymon

HUFCSA youth team player - Jonny Rowell

Michael Maidens goal of the season - Joel Porter, v Gillingham

Young player of the year - James Brown

Player of the year - Ritchie Humphreys

Players' player of the year - James Brown

Players of the decade

1950s: 3: Frank Stamper, 2: Watty Moore, 1: Kenny Johnson

1960s: 3: Ernie Phythian; 2: John McGovern; 1: Bryan Drysdale

1970s: 3: Alan Goad; 2: Bill Green; 1: Billy Ayre

1980s: 3: Andy Linighan; 2: Rob McKinnon; 1: Bob Newton

1990s: 3: Tommy Miller; 2: Joe Allon; 1: Brian Honour

2000s: 3: Adam Boyd; 2: Micky Barron; 1: Ritchie Humphreys

Player of the Century: 3: Brian Honour; 2: Watty Moore: 1: Ritchie Humphreys