De Vries was selected as the best goalkeeper playing abroad.
Nottingham Forest certainly had a topsy-turvy season last term. From looking like play-off outsiders under Dougie Freedman to looking over their shoulders at relegation under Paul Williams – inconsistent is the word that springs to mind.
However, one player who consistently performed at a high level was goalkeeper and player of the year Dorus De Vries.
The Dutchman was brilliant throughout the season for Forest and was rightly awarded with their award for best player.
Now his performances have been credited elsewhere.
Dutch website Soccernews.nl has picked their best Dutch players abroad XI for the past season today.
The likes of Lazio’s Wesley Hoedt, Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes all featured – as did the Forest goalie.
He got the nod ahead of players such as Tottenham’s Michel Vorm and Genk’s Marco Bizot after his excellent season – although was helped by Vorm, Tim Krul and Maarten Stekelenburg’s inactivity this season.
De Vries however has proven that he still has plenty to offer at a Championship level despite being 34-years-old and hopefully he can carry such impressive form into next season.