Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was one of the success stories of the season for West Ham United.

Signed for a modest £7million from relegated Swansea, Fabianski won a host of top honours in his debut campaign.

He broke Robert Lewandowski’s nine-year hold over Poland’s Player of the Year award.

Then he won West Ham’s prestigious Hammer of the Year gong.

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A Fab multi-award winner

He wasn’t done there either. Fabianski then came out on top as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League making more saves, and earning his team more points than any other goalkeeper in the top flight.

The modest former Arsenal star did it all with little fanfare. That only served to endear him further still to the Hammers faithful.

But it also endeared him to his teammates too.

Robert Snodgrass was asked to try and put into words what makes Fabianski so special.

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Snodgrass explains what makes teammate so special

And he told West Ham’s official website why he stands out from any other goalkeeper he has played with or against.


“I think he was probably one of the best signings the club has made for years,” Snodgrass told whufc.com.

“The way he has come in, he’s the only ‘keeper I think I’ve ever known or seen who doesn’t have a crazy streak to him!

“He is so calm, yet he produces amazing saves.

“Declan Rice was really close behind him and also had a really exceptional season, but I just think, for his consistency and making big saves at big times, I’ve got to give it to Lukasz.”

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Lukasz has West Ham greatness in his safe hands

Fabianski joined some top goalkeepers to have been crowned Hammer of the Year.

All of them continue to be remembered fondly generations later.

Let’s hope Fabianski goes on to earn legend status in the years to come.

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