• Dimitri Payet won five awards at West Ham’s annual end of season bash
  • The Frenchman picked up both Fans’ and Players’ Player of the Year
  • He was Top Scorer, Signing of the Season and scored Goal of the Season
  • West Ham legend Sir Geoff Hurst was give the lifetime achievement award
  • Academy product Reece Oxford won Young Hammer of the Year
  • Hollywood Hammer Ray Winstone was at the ceremony in Park Lane 

Rory Brigstock-barron For Mailonline

Dimitri Payet scooped five gongs at West Ham’s annual awards ceremony on Monday night as the Hammers celebrated what will undoubtedly go down as a successful season.

West Ham’s star players were joined by Ray Winstone at the London Hilton Hotel but there was no Hollywood style surprises as the Frenchman dominated the evening in his first season at the club.

Payet, whose importance to Slaven Bilic’s side was highlighted when by a winter slump while the 29-year-old was out injured, won Hammer of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Signing of the Season, Top Goalscorer and the Goal of the Season award for his free-kick against Crystal Palace last month.

West Ham winger Dimitri Payet poses with his top goalscorer plaque at the West Ham end of season awards

West Ham winger Dimitri Payet poses with his top goalscorer plaque at the West Ham end of season awards

Dmitri Payet arrives at the London Hilton Hotel
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic turns up at the Hotel in Park Lane, London

Payet (left) and West Ham manager Slaven Bilic (right) arrive at the London Hilton Hotel in Park Lane

Actor and West Ham fan Ray Winstone (left) speaks to Hammers captain Mark Noble at the awards

Actor and West Ham fan Ray Winstone (left) speaks to Hammers captain Mark Noble at the awards

Payet (centre right) and Noble (centre left) applaud at the awards ceremony at the hotel in Park Lane

Payet (centre right) and Noble (centre left) applaud at the awards ceremony at the hotel in Park Lane

Winstone poses for a photo outside the hotel
Andy Carroll arrives at the awards ceremony

Winstone (left) poses for a picture outside the hotel and striker Andy Carroll (right) arrives 

Hammers stars turned up at the hotel in Park Lane suited and booted for the ceremony, after a season which has seen them still in with a chance of a Champions League spot with three games to play in the Premier League.

And while Payet was barely in his seat as he dominated proceedings, West Ham dished out a number of other individual and team awards.

One of the highlights of the night was a lifetime achievement award for Hammers legend Sir Geoff Hurst.

The former West Ham striker is most famous for his hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup Final but he was honoured for his 13 years at the Boleyn Ground that brought him an incredible 242 goals, as well as his services to the club as an ambassador.

Sir Geoff Hurst (right), who was given a lifetime achievement award, poses with former team-mate Brian Dear

Sir Geoff Hurst (right), who was given a lifetime achievement award, poses with former team-mate Brian Dear

Carroll and defender Aaron Cresswell sit down next to each other at their table for the awards night

Carroll and defender Aaron Cresswell sit down next to each other at their table for the awards night

Sam Byram arrives at the hotel in Park Lane
Cheikhou Kouyate arrives at the awards night

January signing from Leeds Sam Byram (right) and Senegalese striker Cheikhou Kouyate arrive

West Ham stars line up on stage with manager Bilic (second from left) at the awards ceremony

West Ham stars line up on stage with manager Bilic (second from left) at the awards ceremony

Carroll (left) and Cresswell (right) pose with the Team Performance of the Season award on Tuesday night

Carroll (left) and Cresswell (right) pose with the Team Performance of the Season award on Tuesday night

WEST HAM PLAYER AWARDS 

Hammer of the Year: Dimitri Payet

Players’ Player of the Year: Dimitri Payet

Goal of the Season: Dimitri Payet

Signing of the Season: Dimitri Payet

Top Goalscorer: Dimitri Payet

Individual Performance of the Year: Michael Antonio

Team Performance of the Year: Everton 2-3 West Ham

Young Hammer of the Year: Reece Oxford

Dylan Tombides Award: Declan Rice

Best Goal at Boleyn Ground: Paolo Di Canio vs Wimbledon (2000)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sir Geoff Hurst 

Accepting the award, the 74-year-old said he regretted not finishing his career at the club.

‘I am honoured to be given this award from this fantastic football club,’ Sir Geoff said. ‘The only regret I had was not seeing my time out with the club. I would like to have done that. But it was a great time for the club.

‘I was very lucky to play with some great players like Bobby Moore. He was an inspirational player.’

Promising midfielder Reece Oxford, who made seven Premier League appearances for West Ham this season, was named Young Hammer of the Year.

Oxford won the Dylan Tombides Award, which is given to the outstanding academy player at the club, last season. This season the academy gong was given to Ireland Under 17s star Declan Rice.

Reserve goalkeeper Darren Randolph picked up Save of the Year for his triple stop in the 2-1 FA Cup fourth round victory against Liverpool. 

Bilic reflected on his first season in charge, saying: 'We didn't look like we would get beat'

Bilic reflected on his first season in charge, saying: ‘We didn’t look like we would get beat’

West Ham vice chairman Karren Brady speaks to players, staff and guests at the awards

West Ham vice chairman Karren Brady speaks to players, staff and guests at the awards

17-year-old Reece Oxford picked up the Young Hammer of the Year award after breaking into the side

17-year-old Reece Oxford picked up the Young Hammer of the Year award after breaking into the side

Team Performance of the Year was awarded for the fight-back from 2-1 down to win 3-2 at Everton in March, while individual performance of the year went to Michael Antonio for his match-winning display in the 1-0 win over Tottenham in March.

The team performance award was collected by English duo defender Aaron Cresswell and striker Andy Carroll.

Cresswell said: ‘We needed the three points at the time so it was a big win. Michail (Antonio) got us a goal back then Diaf (Sakho) equalised with a great header.

‘I put a ball up for Andy (Carroll) who nodded it to Dimi (Payet) who obviously finished it off. There’s no better feeling than scoring in the final minute so it was a great victory.’

Michail Antonio won the Individual Performance of the Season award for his display against Tottenham

Michail Antonio won the Individual Performance of the Season award for his display against Tottenham

Backup goalkeeper Darren Randolph won Save of the Season for his triple stop against Liverpool

Backup goalkeeper Darren Randolph won Save of the Season for his triple stop against Liverpool

Ireland Under 17s star Declan Rice poses with the Dylan Tombides Award for outstanding academy player

Ireland Under 17s star Declan Rice poses with the Dylan Tombides Award for outstanding academy player

To mark West Ham’s move away from the Boleyn Ground to the Olympic Stadium next season, the club also picked the best goal scored at the stadium, which went to Paulo Di Canio’s incredible volley against Wimbledon in 2000.

Before the awards ceremony got under way manager Bilic took to the stage to reflect on an excellent first season in charge at the club.

The Croatian said: ‘I have loved this season. We expected it to be good. We knew we had potential.

‘I spoke to my staff and with a bit of luck we knew we had a chance. Sam (Allardyce) left me a good team and well organised squad.

‘Beating Spurs at home was special. It is about the journey we have had. At the start we signed Payet and other good players.

‘When you ask me the highlights there are so many. We beat some big teams at the start. I know we will do everything we can to win the final three games.

‘The best moment for me was being so strong and solid. We didn’t look like we would get beat.’

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