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Celtic captain Scott Brown has paid a heartfelt tribute to his team-mates and the Hoops fans after he won three awards at the club’s player of the year ceremony on Sunday.

The 32-year-old was confirmed on the club’s official Twitter account to have been voted as the club’s player of the year by both the fans and his team-mates, as well as winning a special recognition award for a decade of service to the Hoops.

In the wake of his personal triumph, Brown used his personal Instagram account to pay tribute to those who voted for him and to give thanks to everyone at the club, after a massive achievement.

“Thanks for everyone who voted for me for fans player of the year and huge thanks for the lads who voted me players player,” the Hoops skipper said.

Brown has had a superb season for the Hoops, as he has lead the Bhoys to a possible second successive domestic treble, with the Bhoys one win away from clinching a seventh successive league title and already in next month’s Scottish Cup Final against Motherwell.

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It is testament to the high regard that Brown is held in by all at Celtic Park that he was named as the player of the year not only by the club’s fans, but also by his team-mates, who cannot have failed to recognise how important he is to the Hoops team. You would not bet against Brown adding to his personal awards collection by the end of the season, as he is bound to be the favourite to be named as Scotland’s player of the year by his fellow professionals, and by the Scottish football writers. The gongs would be thoroughly deserved as Brown has been the best player in Scotland by a mile this season.

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