Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic named Championship Player of the Season
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was crowned Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season at the EFL Awards on Sunday night.
The Serb’s prodigious goalscorer was key to the Cottagers securing a Premier League return on the first attempt, netting his 41st league goal of the campaign at Bournemouth on Saturday.
His Fulham team-mate Harry Wilson had also been shortlisted for the award, along with Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke.
Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson has been chosen as the second-tier Young Player of the Year, hitting double in goals and assists to keep the East Midlands club in contention for automatic promotion to the Premier League.
MK Dons’ Scott Twine won the League One Player of the Year award. His goalscoring form from midfield put the Dons in contention for promotion and helped them win the award ahead of Barry Bannan from Sheffield Wednesday and Michael Smith from Rotherham.
Fleetwood’s Paddy Lane has won the League One Young Player of the Year award.
Forest Green full-back Kane Wilson has won the League Two Player of the Year award, with the Gloucestershire club sealing promotion to the third tier with a goalless draw against Bristol Rovers on Saturday. Newport’s Finn Azaz was awarded the division’s young player award.
Jobi McAnuff’s long and distinguished EFL career has been recognized as he was chosen to receive the Sir Tom Finney award. The 40-year-old made nearly 700 senior appearances during his playing career, before retiring at the end of the last term.
League One team Burton won the Community Project of the Year award after their work in setting up a coronavirus vaccination clinic at the Pirelli Stadium, while their chairman Ben Robinson received the contribution at league football awards.
AFC Wimbledon, also in the Third Division, have been named Community Club of the Season. The Local Donations Action Group was originally formed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and provides support to those in need in the local community through the provision of food banks and other services.
Charlton’s Ryan Inniss won the PFA Player in the Community award. The defender has contributed significantly to the PL Kicks sessions organized by his club. Other nominees for the award were Millwall’s Billy Mitchell and Leyton Orient’s Omar Beckles.
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