The goalkeeper admits he is honoured to have been recognised, but insisted he is focused on getting the club "back where we belong".
The goalkeeper's Elland Road future is in doubt after his new contract deadline passed.
West Ham United were beaten 2-1 by Stoke City on the final day of the season.
Sheffield Wednesday are set to take on Brighton & Hove Albion later this evening.
Celtic thrashed Motherwell 7-0 on Sunday afternoon.
The Magpies supporters confirmed that they are desperate for Benitez to stay at St James' Park.
Aston Villa lost 4-0 at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Romelu Lukaku hit the woodwork more times than any other player this past season.
Grimsby Town ended their six-year absence from the Football League after two goals from striker Omar Bogle helped them to victory over Forest Green Rovers.
Newcastle United have been relegated from the Premier League and will play in the Championship next season.
Nottingham Forest will face Bristol City, Burnley, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship this month.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez could be out for up to nine months with knee ligament damage.
Crystal Palace will face West Ham United, Leicester City, Manchester United and Liverpool in their next four Premier League matches.