Monday night saw the annual EFL Awards ceremony take place to recognise the achievements of the best players in England’s top four divisions not only on the pitch, but off it too.

Awards:

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season for 2016/17

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Anthony Knockaert – Brighton

Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert was named the EFL’s Championship Player of the Year.

The Frenchman scored 13 goals in 40 games to help Brighton to the top of the table.

Leed’s Chris Wood and Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle, the top scorers in the division, were also shortlisted alongside Knockaert.

Sky Bet League One Player of the Season for 2016/17

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Billy Sharp – Sheffield United

Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp was named EFL’s League One Player of the Year.

United celebrated promotion to the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, with Sharp playing a crucial role in their success throughout this season, scoring 26 goals so far.

Team-mate John Fleck and Scunthorpe United’s Josh Morris were the other two players shortlisted for the award.

Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season for 2016/17

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John Marquis – Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers striker John Marquis was named Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season.

The 24-year-old striker scored 26 times for Doncaster this season, as they also sealed promotion last week back to Sky Bet League One.

Marquis was nominated along with team-mate James Coppinger and Luton Town’s Danny Hylton to pick up the prize.

 

EFL Young Player of the Season

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Ollie Watkins – Exeter City

Exeter City striker Ollie Watkins was named the EA Sports Young Player of the Season.

Watkins has been at the helm for Exeter’s promotion charge this season, finding the net 14 times.

The youngster faced competition from Reading’s England Under-21 international John Swift and Oxford United’s Ryan Ledson.

Rest of Awards

Goal of the Year

Steve Sidwell – Brighton

Sir Tom Finney Award

Kevin O’Connor – Brentford

Contribution to League Football

Barry Fry

PFA Player in the Community

Andy Butler – Doncaster Rovers

EFL Supporter of the Year

Paul Mayfield – Doncaster Rovers

Family Club of the Year

Overall winner – Millwall

Family Club of the Year – Championship

Blackburn Rovers

Family Club of the Year – League One

Millwall

Family Club of the Year – League Two

Stevenage

Community Club of the Year

Portsmouth

Apprentice of the Year – Championship

Ben Brereton – Nottingham Forest

Apprentice of the Year – League One

Lewis Butroid – Scunthorpe United

Apprentice of the Year – League Two

Myles Judd – Leyton Orient

 

 

 

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