That's exactly why the veteran was voted the Baggies' player of the year - and an 'honoured' Lescott reacted on Twitter on Friday afternoon.
Honoured to have won player of the year. Grateful the fans appreciated my efforts and for voting.— Joleon Lescott (@JoleonLescott) May 22, 2015
And the former Manchester City defender certainly deserves his award.
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As Opta stats show, Lescott has made more clearances than any other West Brom player in the Premier League this season, with the same going for his interceptions.
The 32-year-old has also won 44 tackles and dominated in the air, playing more minutes than a lot of his team-mates.
Will Manchester City regret letting the veteran go? The decision to bring in big-money summer signing Eliaquim Mangala and let Lescott go for free may not look so wise now...
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Compared to Manchester City's current centre-back, the West Brom man comes out on top in three out of four key defensive areas.
And perhaps the factor that pushes it over the line in Lescott's favour: City could have kept him on without spending a penny...