Seamus Coleman collected the People’s Club Award at the Dixies on Tuesday night.
The accolade recognises those individuals that embody the values of Everton Football Club on and off the pitch, with Coleman a deserving recipient.
The popular right-back made his comeback from injury in the January win over Leicester City.
Speaking after collecting his prize, Coleman said: “I want to thank everyone who gave me this award. I am very humbled. I appreciate it very much.
“Going back to that night in January, it was the result of 10 months hard work. I worked as hard as possible in the gym. I received great support first and foremost and I’ve got thank so many people here at the Club who helped me and looked after me during that period.
“I wasn’t nervous before the Leicester game. To get back in the changing room and see my name on the back of a Blue shirt again…it’s what I’d dream of ever since I was a kid and to come back after 10 months out – it brought that appreciation back.
“I’ve always had that great feeling, of course, but it really hit home after being out for so long.
“It was great to get on the pitch. I got through the 90 minutes that night and we won that night, too, which was great.”