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26 March 2019

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Billy Sharp, Che Adams and Teemu Pukki to contest Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season ...

The shortlists have been revealed for the eagerly-anticipated 2019 EFL Awards, taking place on Sunday 7 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London.

Awards will be given out across 13 categories, with players, managers, Clubs and legends of the game set to be honoured and recognised for their achievements.

The Sky Bet Championship’s Player of the Year shortlist features the current top three scorers in the division, with their goals firing their respective Clubs to vital victories throughout the campaign. Birmingham City’s Che Adams has enjoyed somewhat of a breakthrough year – despite impressing in spells in previous seasons, the forward has added consistency to his undoubted talent.

The Championship’s leading scorers and table toppers, Norwich City, have entertained spectators at Carrow Road from the get go. Four points clear at the top, Teemu Pukki has been an integral part of that. The Finnish forward has 24 goals, a divisional high, and nine assists, proving there is more to his game than simply goals.

Completing the list is Sheffield United’s captain and talisman Billy Sharp. His 22 goals in the league have catapulted the Blades into promotion contention. Earlier this season, Sharp scored what was his 220th goal since making his debut in 2004, surpassing Rickie Lambert as the leading goalscorer in the EFL this century.

For the highest honour awarded in Sky Bet League One, three players have been shortlisted for the prestigious Player of the Year prize. Luton Town’s talisman James Collins has been a revelation this season, as the Hatters remain on course for back-to-back promotions with his 20 goals, a divisional high, a large part of their success so far.

Aiden McGeady’s 15 goal contribution, including five assists, have given Sunderland the chance of an immediate return to the Championship, whilst John Marquis has spearheaded Play-Off chasing Doncaster Rovers with 18 goals in the competition, a number only bettered by Luton’s Collins.

The shortlist for the League Two Player of the Season features a Bury-double, as Danny Mayor and Jay O’Shea join Tranmere Rovers’ James Norwood on the list. O’Shea’s 15 goals from an attacking midfield position, coupled with Mayor’s ever-present consistency in Ryan Lowe’s side have given the Shakers a platform to challenge for automatic promotion. James Norwood, the League Two top scorer with an impressive 26 goals, needs little introduction, with his goals firing Tranmere into the Play-Offs as things stand.

The EA Sports Young Player of the Season shortlist consists of Derby County’s Harry Wilson, James Justin of Luton Town, and Max Aarons of Norwich City. As sponsor of the award, EA Sports will be hosting an online vote, which goes live on Wednesday 27 March, equating to 25% of the overall result, with the other 75% made up of votes from the EFL Awards judging panel.

All 72 EFL managers were invited to vote for their players of the season, with votes also compiled for the Championship, League One and League Two Teams of the Season (full details below).  The overall EFL Team of the Season will be announced on the night of the Awards.

Other awards to be announced on the night include the AmazeRealise Family Club of the Year, Checkatrade Community Club of the Year, LFE Apprentice of the Year, YouGov Sport Supporter of the Year, PFA Player in the Community and the Community Education Football Alliance (CEFA) Players of the Season.

The Sir Tom Finney Award and Contribution to League Football award, alongside the inaugural Screwfix Moment of the Season, will be announced on the night, whilst the 2018 Hawk-Eye Goal of the Year will be voted for by those in attendance on the night.

2019 EFL AWARDS SHORTLIST  

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season

Che Adams – Birmingham City

Teemu Pukki – Norwich City

Billy Sharp – Sheffield United

Sky Bet League One Player of the Season

John Marquis – Doncaster Rovers

James Collins – Luton Town

Aiden McGeady - Sunderland

Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season

Danny Mayor – Bury

Jay O’Shea – Bury

James Norwood – Tranmere Rovers

 

EA Sports Young Player of the Season

Harry Wilson – Derby County

James Justin – Luton Town

Max Aarons – Norwich City

LFE Apprentice of the Year – Championship

Max Bird – Derby County


LFE Apprentice of the Year – League One

Daniel Adshead – Rochdale

LFE Apprentice of the Year – League Two

Arthur Iontton – Stevenage

 

Sir Tom Finney, Contribution to League Football and Screwfix Moment of the Year Awards

To be announced on the night

2018 Hawk-Eye Goal of the Year

The EFL Awards audience will vote for the overall winner.

 

TOP 5

John McGinn

ASTON VILLA v Sheffield Wednesday

22 September 2018

Lewis Page

CHARLTON ATHLETIC v Plymouth Argyle

24 March 2018

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu

LUTON TOWN v Crewe Alexandra

14 April 2018

Adam Reach

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v West Bromwich Albion

3 October 2018

Ruben Neves

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS v Derby County

11 April 2018

 

 

FOOTBALL MANAGER TEAM OF THE SEASON - Sky Bet Championship

 

Goalkeeper

Darren Randolph

Middlesbrough

Defender

Jamal Lewis

Norwich City

Defender

Liam Cooper

Leeds United

Defender

Reece James

Wigan Athletic

Defender

Max Aarons

Norwich City

Midfielder

Oliver Norwood

Sheffield United

Midfielder

Kalvin Phillips

Leeds United

Midfielder

Jarrod Bowen

Hull City

Striker

Che Adams

Birmingham City

Striker

Billy Sharp

Sheffield United

Striker

Teemu Pukki

Norwich City

Manager

Chris Wilder

Sheffield United

 


FOOTBALL MANAGER TEAM OF THE SEASON - Sky Bet League One

 

Goalkeeper

Adam Davies

Barnsley

Defender

Ethan Pinnock

Barnsley

Defender

Matt Clarke

Portsmouth

Defender

James Justin

Luton Town

Defender

Jack Stacey

Luton Town

Midfielder

Alex Mowatt

Barnsley

Midfielder

Herbie Kane

Doncaster Rovers

Midfielder

Cameron McGeehan

Barnsley

Striker

Aiden McGeady

Sunderland

Striker

James Collins

Luton Town

Striker

John Marquis

Doncaster Rovers

Manager

Daniel Stendel

Barnsley

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL MANAGER TEAM OF THE SEASON - Sky Bet League Two

 

Goalkeeper

Joe Day

Newport County

Defender

Mal Benning

Mansfield Town

Defender

Jason Shackell

Lincoln City

Defender

Krystian Pearce

Mansfield Town

Defender

George Edmundson

Oldham Athletic

Midfielder

Jay O’Shea

Bury

Midfielder

Michael Bostwick

Lincoln City

Midfielder

Danny Mayor

Bury

Striker

James Norwood

Tranmere Rovers

Striker

Tyler Walker

Mansfield Town

Striker

Chris Hamilton

Mansfield Town

Manager

Ryan Lowe

Bury


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