The defender has been in great form since he joined the Hammers from Ipswich Town and is one of the best signings that manager Sam Allardyce made when he went after various deals over last summer.
Cresswell was understandably delighted when he picked up the award, paying tribute to Allardyce in the process.
“If someone had told me when I joined from Ipswich that I would have played every game and every minute up to now, I’d have snapped your hand off,” he said.
“Sam is a very similar sort of manager to Mick McCarthy, who I worked with at Ipswich and he has been fantastic with me this season, so I can’t thank him enough.”
Cresswell has proven very difficult to get the better of defensively and he’s settled into the pace and tempo of the Premier League well.
He may have been someone that opposition teams looked to target at the start of the season, but he quickly showed his quality and justified the decision of West Ham to invest in him.
He’s also shown quality going forward and creating extra width down the left, while also showing quality in dead ball situations with a good delivery and eye for goal when he takes free kicks.
It’s been a great first year for him but the hard work doesn’t stop and he has to find a way to be effective looking ahead to next year.
If he can work on the weaknesses he feels he has while maintaining consistency through his strengths, there’s a good chance he could have an even bigger impact next year and while he won’t admit it, he may already have a second Player of the Year award in the back of his mind.
Here’s what West Ham fans made of Cresswell picking up the award.
@Aaron_Cresswell well done on the hammer of the year well deserved mate hope to see u in the claret and blue for a lot more years— Scott Coshall (@scottthepieman) May 7, 2015