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Ali Al-Habsi Wins Official Reading FC Player Of The Season Award

Congratulations Ali!

Reading v Fulham - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

For the second consecutive season, Ali Al-Habsi has picked up the official player of the season award after a number of impressive displays between the sticks this campaign; the Omani beating Liam Moore and Yann Kermorgant, who were also named on the 2016/17 podium.

The 35-year-old has started all 44 league games before today's clash with Wigan, keeping 14 clean sheets - a tally which only three other goalkeepers in the Championship can better. Furthermore, only Barnsley's Adam Davies (160) has made more saves than the Omani (159).

Highlights of the season for Al-Habsi include penalty saves against Huddersfield and Fulham, as well as a man of the match display at Sheffield Wednesday, where he kept Reading in the game with a string of superb saves to help the Royals win 2-0.

With Adam Federici winning the award in 2015, it is now three years on the spin than a goalkeeper has been voted the club's player of the season.

We will be running through our own player of the season nominees after the end of the season, so keep and eye out for that in the next few weeks!