The winners of the 2022 EFL Awards have been revealed as Clubs, players, managers and fans were recognised for their achievements at a star-studded evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London.
The prolific Fulham hotshot Aleksandar Mitrović was crowned as the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season after his goals helped Marco Silva’s side to automatic promotion.
Earning the award ahead of Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke and his Cottagers’ team-mate Harry Wilson, the Serbian forward has netted a remarkable 41 goals so far this season.
The trio were also named in the Sky Bet Championship Football Manager Team of the Season while Luton Town’s Nathan Jones was awarded the Manager of the Season for the division.
MK Dons’ Scott Twine was awarded the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season. The Dons’ attacking midfielder fought off competition from Sheffield Wednesday’s Barry Bannan and Michael Smith of Rotherham United, with Twine’s 16 league goals helping to put his team in contention for automatic promotion.
It was also a successful night for Forest Green Rovers who look set for their first-ever promotion to Sky Bet League One, with full-back Kane Wilson winning the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season award, whilst also being named in Sky Bet League Two Football Manager Team of the Season alongside team-mates Nicky Cadden and Matty Stevens. Rovers’ manager Rob Edwards was recognised as the League Two Manager of the Season in the team.
Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson, Paddy Lane of Fleetwood Town and Newport County’s Finn Azaz were named the Young Players of the Season for the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two respectively, while former Reading, Watford and Leyton Orient Midfielder Jobi McAnuff claimed the Sir Tom Finney Award.
Charlton Athletic’s Ryan Inniss was named as the PFA Player In the Community while AFC Wimbledon won the Your Move Community Club of the Season. Meanwhile, Burton Albion was awarded the Community Project of the Season.
The Brewers’ chairman, Ben Robinson MBE, was recognised for his service to the game when he was presented with the Contribution to League Football Award.
Over the night, the best of the EFL were honoured across all three divisions to celebrate excellence on and off the pitch.
EFL AWARD WINNERS
Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season
Aleksandar Mitrović – Fulham
Sky Bet League One Player of the Season
Scott Twine – MK Dons
Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season
Kane Wilson – Forest Green Rovers
Sky Bet Championship Young Player of the Season
Brennan Johnson – Nottingham Forest
Sky Bet League One Young Player of the Season
Paddy Lane – Fleetwood Town
Sky Bet League Two Young Player of the Season
Finn Azaz – Newport County
LFE Apprentices of the Season
Ryan Howley – Coventry City (Sky Bet Championship)
Ayodeji Elerewe – Charlton Athletic (Sky Bet League One)
Junior Tchamadeu – Colchester United (Sky Bet League Two)
Your Move Community Club of the Season
PFA Player in the Community
Ryan Inniss – Charlton Athletic
Community Project of the Season
Contribution to League Football
Ben Robinson MBE – Burton Albion
Kin + Carta Family Club
Supporter of the Season
Cath Dyer – Swansea City
Sir Tom Finney Award
2022 Goal of the Season
Barry Bannan – MK Dons v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY – 16.04.22
FOOTBALL MANAGER SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM OF THE SEASON
|Goalkeeper||Lee Nicholls||Huddersfield Town|
|Defender||Joe Worrall||Nottingham Forest|
|Defender||Lloyd Kelly||AFC Bournemouth|
|Defender||Djed Spence||Nottingham Forest|
|Midfielder||Philip Billing||AFC Bournemouth|
|Midfielder||Ryan Yates||Nottingham Forest|
|Striker||Dominic Solanke||AFC Bournemouth|
|Manager||Nathan Jones||Luton Town|
FOOTBALL MANAGER SKY LEAGUE ONE TEAM OF THE SEASON
|Goalkeeper||Michael Cooper||Plymouth Argyle|
|Defender||Jack Whatmough||Wigan Athletic|
|Defender||Michael Ihiekwe||Rotherham united|
|Defender||Harry Darling||MK Dons|
|Defender||Wes Burns||Ipswich Town|
|Midfielder||James McClean||Wigan Athletic|
|Midfielder||Barry Bannan||Sheffield Wednesday|
|Midfielder||Dan Barlaser||Rotherham United|
|Midfielder||Scott Twine||MK Dons|
|Striker||Michael Smith||Rotherham United|
|Manager||Leam Richardson||Wigan Athletic|
FOOTBALL MANAGER SKY BET LEAGUE TWO – TEAM OF THE SEASON
|Goalkeeper||Jojo Wollacott||Swindon Town|
|Defender||Jon Guthrie||Northampton Town|
|Defender||Peter Clarke||Tranmere Rovers|
|Defender||Jordan Turnbull||Salford City|
|Defender||Kane Wilson||Forest Green Rovers|
|Midfielder||Nicky Cadden||Forest Green Rovers|
|Midfielder||Timothee Dieng||Exeter City|
|Midfielder||Finn Azaz||Newport County|
|Midfielder||Harry McKirdy||Swindon Town|
|Striker||Dom Telford||Newport County|
|Striker||Matty Stevens||Forest Green Rovers|
|Manager||Rob Edwards||Forest Green Rovers|