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'I always want to give back to the fans'

28 April 2013

City defender William Edjenguele on winning the Community Player of the Year award...

Coventry City defender William Edjenguele has won the Community Player of the Year for the 2012/13 season.

The French defender signed for the club on a free transfer from Greek side Panetolikos and has made 40 appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

Since arriving at the club, Edjenguele has interacted with fans through his use of social media site Twitter and fully endorsed the club’s community initiatives.

The 25-year old has supported charities such as the Rathbone charity, visited a number of schools and helped support the club’s commercial activity by attending the opening of Decathlon.

He also attended the JSB Christmas Party and Edjenguele was ‘honoured’ to win the award, saying he takes great pride in his relationship with the fans.

The City defender said: “It is always an honour to win an award and I believe, as a footballer, you should always try and give something back to the community.

“It is a really important award as you want to get to know the fans and I feel I have done that this season, in the community visits and on Twitter. 

“I am always myself on Twitter. I did a competition with one of my shirts at the start of the season and it is just an idea I have and it is always a good way to get to know the club you’re playing for.

“When you play football, especially in England, you have a great responsibility to give something back to the community and I think I have done that so I am happy about that.”

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