Premier League-tied Emiliano Buendia is named Champion Player of the Season as snipers steal the show at the EFL awards with Peterborough’s Jonson Clarke-Harris and Cambridge United’s Paul Mullin claiming League One and Two crowns.
- EFL Awards announced Thursday celebrated excellence on and off the field
- Scorers dominated the player of the year categories in all three divisions
- Argentinian winger Emiliano Buendia has 14 goals and 17 assists this season
Sharpshooters stole the show at the EFL Awards with a winger and two forwards claiming the player of the season’s awards in the Championship, League One and Two.
Norwich City winger Emiliano Buendia claimed the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season honor after a massive contribution to the Premier League win promotion.
Buendia, 24, has scored 14 goals and 17 assists this season – more than any other player in the division.
Emiliano Buendia has been crowned Champion Player of the Season for 2020/21
The battle for first place was very fierce. Buendia beat teammate Finn Teemu Pukki, 31, who scored 25 times and Brentford’s Ivan Toney, 25, who found the goal 29 times.
Buendia, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa and Arsenal, has won multiple awards and has also claimed Norwich City’s fan-chosen Falcon Power Player of the Season award.
“It has been a fun season for me and the whole team,” he said on the club’s website.
‘If you relegate in a difficult season as it was, the comeback was great for the whole team. The spirit in the team throughout the season is great. To get promoted again the way we did it is an incredible thing.
Buendia (right) is looking forward to the top flight after promotion at Norwich
‘If you get the confidence I have felt this year from the club, the staff and my teammates, I can make a difference,’ added the Argentinian, who came to Norwich for £ 1.35m in 2018 from Getafe in Spain.
‘I try to be close to the ball and score more than last year, but I always try to give an assist. I am quite happy with my numbers and statistics because it means I can help the team to take the title. ‘
Meanwhile, 26-year-old Jonson Clarke-Harris of Peterborough United, who came over for £ 1.3 million from Bristol Rovers in August, received the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season.
Norwich boss Daniel Farke has insisted that the Argentinian will not leave Carrow Road
The Posh are on the cusp of promotion to the championship, with Clarke-Harris’ 29 goals leading the division.
Clarke-Harris picked up Sunderland AFC’s 28-year-old Charlie Wyke, who also scored 29 goals this season, and Hull City’s 26-year-old George Honeyman, who has 15 assists from midfield.
Another sharpshooter in Sky Bet League Two claimed the Player of the Season award as Paul Mullin’s 30 goals across all competitions put Cambridge United’s eye on promotion to League One with only two games to go.
Peterborough United’s Jonson Clarke-Harris was crowned League One Player of the Year
Mullin, 26, who also has four assists, signed a free transfer from Tranmere Rovers last summer.
Elsewhere, Reading’s Michael Olise was named EA Sports Young Player of the Season, while Doncaster Rovers midfielder James Coppinger claimed the prestigious Sir Tom Finney award.
Dean Lewington was honored with the Screwfix Moment of the Season after his 800th appearance for MK Dons.
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Paul Mullin of Cambridge United was named Player of the Season in League Two, scoring 30 goals
EFL AWARD WINNERS
Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season
Emi Buendia – Norwich City
Sky Bet League One Player of the Season
Jonson Clarke-Harris – Peterborough United
Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season
Paul Mullin – Cambridge United
EA Sports Young Player of the Season
Michael Olise – Reading
LFE Apprentice of the Year Championship
Will Trueman – Sheffield Wednesday
LFE Apprentice of the Year – League One
Lewis Johnson – MK Dons
LFE Apprentice of the Year – League Two
Felix Miles – Cheltenham Town
Your Move Community Club of the year
Screwfix Time of the season
Dean Lewington – 800th MK Dons gig
Sir Tom Finney Prize
James Coppinger – Doncaster Rovers
PFA player in the community
Will Vaulks – Cardiff City
YouGov Sport Community Project of the Year
All 72 EFL clubs
Contribution to League Football
2021 Miter Goal of the Season
Lee Novak – Grimsby Town v BRADFORD CITY – 12/22/20