Alan Hutton was one of the pick of the claret and blue players throughout what was a very tough season.
Hutton, as always, gave his all for the cause, defending with passion and bombing down the right flank with abandon throughout the campaign.
He didn’t start the term under Tim Sherwood, as the then manager opted for Leandro Bacuna in that full-back position.
But it didn’t take too long for the Scottish international to make the spot his own.
Hutton had one major period out of the team due to injury – with a hamstring issue throughout January 2016, picked up in the away defeat at Sunderland.
Hutton has made great strides over the course of the past two seasons after enduring a difficult time in claret and blue in the previous two campaigns.
He was seen as surplus to requirements when Paul Lambert arrived at Villa in June 2012 and he spent time away.
He had loans at Nottingham Forest, Mallorca and Bolton and all looked lost for Hutton as a lion.
But there was a surprise recall for the Scottish international for the 3-1 pre-season friendly win over Mansfield Town in July 2014 and he even managed to get on the scoresheet in another practice match, this time at Walsall.
He completed a remarkable turnaround by signing a new three-year deal in September 2014.
The Glasgow-born 31-year-old joined Villa in August 2011 from Tottenham - on the same day as Jermaine Jenas.
He began his professional career with Glasgow Rangers in 2000 before his eventual move to White Hart Lane.