McNaughton takes player award
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The full back has enjoyed a tremendous season with The Dons and he won his first Scotland cap in the defeat to Nigeria earlier this month.
The 19-year-old beat Celtic's Stilian Petrov, Motherwell's James McFadden and Rangers midfielder Stephen Hughes for the award.
McNaughton, who has attracted the interest of a number of English clubs was delighted in winning the prize.
"Winning this award is just a great end to an unbelievable season," McNaughton told the club's official website. "The fact that this award is voted for by my peers makes it all the more special. I don't want the season to end.
"I've had an unbelievable year. I would never have believed that all this would happen.
"Firstly it is great to be part of the Aberdeen team getting back into Europe and I hope we can finish this season on a high.
"Then I was called into the Scotland squad and travelling to Paris was a fantastic experience, however playing for Scotland at Pittodrie has been the highlight of my career so far."
Dons boss Ebbe Skovdahl was happy to see McNaughton's talent recognised.
"I am delighted that Kevin's hard work and good attitude has been rewarded," said Skovdahl. "He is a very exciting young talent and he deserves this credit."