GERWYN Price scooped four player of the year trophies as he dominated the PDC Annual Awards.

The 35-year-old from Markham capped a brilliant 12 months with World Championship glory earlier in January, claiming the world number one spot in the process.

Price also won the World Cup of Darts for Wales alongside Jonny Clayton, picked up the World Grand Prix and World Series of Darts Finals titles and took victory in the Belgian Darts Championship and four Players Championships.

Price scooped the top honour of being named as player of the year ahead of nominees Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Jose de Sousa to mark his achievements in a memorable year.

He was also voted by an overwhelming majority of his fellow professionals as the PDPA Players' Player of the Year with over 75 per cent of the votes, with Grand Slam of Darts winner De Sousa finishing second.

Price also picked up over 32 per cent of the vote as he won the Just Eat Fans' Player of the Year award ahead of Dirk van Duijvenbode (26 per cent) and Dimitri Van den Bergh (14 per cent).

He completed a quartet of awards by being named ProTour Player of the Year, having earned £96,750 from his five wins on the European Tour and Players Championship circuit, topping the one-year rankings ahead of Peter Wright and Van Gerwen.

South Wales Argus: LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Gerwyn Price of Wales poses with the trophy during the Finals against Gary Anderson of Scotlandduring Day Sixteen of The PDC William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on January 03, 2021 in London, England. (PLONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Gerwyn Price of Wales poses with the trophy during the Finals against Gary Anderson of Scotlandduring Day Sixteen of The PDC William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on January 03, 2021 in London, England. (P

"It means the world to have a clean sweep and to know that I have played well over the last 12 months," said Price. "It's been a decent year!

"The fans' award means more to me than anything I think. I've had them on my back for the last two-and-a-half years but that means everything.

"I've played pretty well this year but it's something I didn't think I'd win and I appreciate it.

"To have the top pros all voting for you [too], showing the respect that I probably deserve for the way I've played over the last 12 months [is] an important one to win.

"I've been playing pretty consistently this year. I tapered off I think in the Grand Slam and Players Championship Finals, I wasn't 100 per cent, but I still got to the latter stages and was still playing half-decent, but overall over the 12 months I've played pretty decent.

"I think I won the most tournaments this year, which if you'd told me seven years ago that I'd be doing that and getting to world number one and winning the World Championship - dreams come true. It's something I never even thought of, let alone dreamed about.

"I need to try and back this up as well, I'm not resting now that I've won the Worlds. I've reflected and it's made me a big hungrier."

The awards also welcomes into the Nine-Dart Club any player to achieve a nine-darter in a PDC event during the previous year, with televised perfect legs recognised with a gold pin badge and players who hit a non-televised nine-darter receiving a silver pin badge.

Cwmbran's Nick Kenny got a silver pin for his effort in the PDC Winter Series.

Damon Heta was named as best newcomer and Callan Rydz was young player of the year.

Dave Chisnall's outstanding performance to defeat Michael van Gerwen 5-0 in the World Championship quarter-finals was named as the televised performance of the year.