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Oskar named Capital One Supporter of the Year

Young Bristol City fan Oskar Pycroft has been named the Capital One Supporter of the Year at The Football League Awards 2016.

The seven-year-old received the award at the gala ceremony at Manchester Central on Sunday evening in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.

Oskar, who has cerebral palsy, never misses a City home match and after winning a long battle to walk, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of leading out his beloved team at Ashton Gate for the game against Preston North End in January.

His inspirational story has won support from fans of all corners of The Football League including local rivals Bristol Rovers who helped to raise money for his operation to help him walk.

Oskar had already been named the Capital One Supporter of the Year for the Championship, but beat competition for the overall award from two other divisional winners – Colchester United supporter Tommy Leggett (League 1) and Yeovil Town fan Pat Custard (League 2).

Oskar said: “It’s just brilliant for me – I never thought I would win this. I just really want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped.”

The Football League Awards 2016 was being hosted in Manchester for the first time, the same city in which The Football League was officially formed 128 years ago to the day. In its 11th year, the awards ceremony celebrates on and off pitch excellence across The League’s 72 clubs.

The Football League is all about fans supporting their team. With one in four admissions to a UK sporting event in 2015 being for a Football League match there were plenty of supporters to choose from, but this award recognises someone who has added that extra special bit of devotion to their club and the game of football.

Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League, said: "During another action-packed Football League season it is important to acknowledge outstanding performances, both on and off the pitch.

“We’re delighted to recognise this special group of nominees who have shown exceptional levels of talent, dedication and achievement. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and particularly our winners, all of whom are deserving of their accolade.”

All the news, reaction and photos from the awards can be found via The Football League’s Twitter page, @football_league, while the awards ceremony was also broadcast live on The Football League’s YouTube channel.

To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of award winners, visit www.FLAwards.com or search #FLAwards on Twitter.

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