Sebastian Giovinco was named the 2015 Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Italian capped off a stunning debut campaign with Toronto FC by being named the league's best player this season after scoring a stunning 22 goals and providing 16 assists.
When accepting the award, Giovinco spoke of his delight at performing so well for a club and city he has quickly endeared himself to and revealed plans to achieve unbridled success in Toronto both individually and from a team perspective.
"I am very, very happy for this award," Giovinco said. "And I would like to win more.
"[I] will try [my] best to make sure that next year [we] will win another and [something for] the team as well.
"There is a new energy in Toronto: it is winning."
Regarding his new-found hero status in the multi-cultural Canadian city, Giovinco added: "It was a great surprise.
"When you change your life, your team, your club, at the beginning, everything is a little bit tougher. It was nice; it was easier to share everything. [I'm] also very happy about the city itself; [I've] had a lot of support."
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