Norwich City’s Emiliano Buendia named Champion Player of the Year as snipers steal the show

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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

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

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

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

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

Port Vale

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

John Rudge

2021 Miter Goal of the Season

Lee Novak – Grimsby Town v BRADFORD CITY – 12/22/20

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