Last updated on April 24th, 2023 at 11:25 AM
The winners of the EFL Awards 2023 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.
Burnley manager Vincent Kompany was named as the EFL Championship Manager of the Season with his side closing in on the League title having already secured promotion, whilst the division’s top marksman with 28 league goals, Chuba Akpom, was named the EFL Championship Player of the Season for firing Middlesbrough into promotion contention.
Plymouth Argyle’s Steven Schumacher was awarded the EFL League One Manager of the Season, with his side currently in the midst of an automatic promotion battle, and Aaron Collins’ 16 goals and 11 assists – the only player in the division to reach double figures in both categories – earned the Bristol Rovers forward the EFL League One Player of the Season award.
After confirming their place in League One next season, Leyton Orient’s Richie Wellens received the EFL League Two Manager of the Season accolade, whilst Northampton Town’s Sam Hoskins was named the EFL League Two Player of the Season, with his 21 goals aiding his Club’s battle for automatic promotion.
Elsewhere, Bristol City’s Alex Scott, Bali Mumba of Plymouth Argyle and Colchester United’s Junior Tchamadeu were named the EFL Young Player of the Season for the Championship, League One and League Two respectively, while former Wycombe Wanderers and AFC Wimbledon forward Adebayo Akinfenwa was honoured with the Sir Tom Finney Award.
Leyton Orient’s Omar Beckles was named as the EFL Player In the Community while Wigan Athletic won the EFL Community Club of the Season. Meanwhile, Milton Keynes Dons was awarded the EFL Community Project of the Season for their Knife Angel: Anti-Violence project.
Renowned pundit and former Swindon Town and Brentford midfielder, Chris Kamara, was recognised for his service to the game when he was presented with the prestigious 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. A full list of all the winners can be seen below:
EFL AWARD WINNERS
EFL Championship Manager of the Season, Sponsored by Football Manager
Vincent Kompany – Burnley
EFL League One Manager of the Season, Sponsored by Football Manager
Steven Schumacher – Plymouth Argyle
EFL League Two Manager of the Season, Sponsored by Football Manager
Richie Wellens – Leyton Orient
EFL Championship Player of the Season, Sponsored by Sky Bet
Chuba Akpom – Middlesbrough
EFL League One Player of the Season, Sponsored by Sky Bet
Aaron Collins – Bristol Rovers
EFL League Two Player of the Season, Sponsored by Sky Bet
Sam Hoskins – Northampton Town
EFL Championship Young Player of the Season, Sponsored by EA Sports
Alex Scott – Bristol City
EFL League One Young Player of the Season, Sponsored by EA Sports
Bali Mumba – Plymouth Argyle
EFL League Two Young Player of the Season, Sponsored by EA Sports
Junior Tchamadeu – Colchester United
EFL Championship Apprentice of the Season, Sponsored by LFE
Ash Phillips – Blackburn Rovers
EFL League One Apprentice of the Season, Sponsored by LFE
Zach Mitchell – Charlton Athletic
EFL League Two Apprentice of the Season, Sponsored by LFE
Josh Tomlinson – Northampton Town
EFL Community Club of the Season
EFL Community Project of the Season
Milton Keynes Dons – Knife Angel: Anti-Violence Project
EFL Player in the Community, Sponsored by The PFA
Omar Beckles – Leyton Orient
EFL Club Employee Award
John Clarke – Burton Albion
EFL Fan Engagement Award
EFL Diversity Award
Middlesbrough – Dementia Project
EFL Innovation Award, Sponsored by CSM Live
Norwich City – Not Just Another Kit Launch
EFL Green Club Award
Bristol City – Project Whitebeam
EFL Supporter of the Season
Les Miller – Luton Town
Sir Tom Finney Award
Contribution to League Football
2023 Goal of the Season, sponsored by Hawk-Eye Innovations
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