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Emiliano Buendia: Norwich midfielder wins Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season award |  Football News


Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia has been voted Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season.

He edged out the other two nominees, his teammate Teemu Pukki and Ivan Toney of Brentford, to win the coveted award which was announced live on Sky Sports Football.

Buendia has played a key role for the Canaries this season helping them secure an immediate return to the top flight.

The Argentine has been ubiquitous in Daniel Farke’s squad with 30 goal contributions so far, including 16 assists.

Pukki also played in every game and was looking to win the award a second time after winning the award in 2019.

The Finland international is the second best scorer in the league with 25 goals.

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Teemu Pukki also played a key role in helping Norwich return to the Premier League immediately

Toney also had a stellar season for Brentford helping them secure a place in the play-offs.

He scored 29 goals with 10 assists after joining the club last summer as a replacement for outgoing Ollie Watkins.

Peterborough forward Jonson Clarke-Harris was voted Sky Bet League One Player of the Season, his 29 goals this season helping him hand the award to George Honeyman of Hull City and Charlie Wyke of Sunderland AFC.

Emiliano Buendia: Norwich midfielder wins Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season award |  Football News
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Peterborough forward Jonson Clarke-Harris took home the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season award

Cambridge United striker Paul Mullins, another player with 29 goals to his name, has been named Sky Bet League Two player of the season.

Elsewhere, Reading’s Michael Olise was named EA Sports Young Player of the Season, while Doncaster Rovers midfielder James Coppinger took home the prestigious Sir Tom Finney Award.

EFL AWARD WINNERS

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season: Emiliano 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 moment of the season: Dean Lewington, 800th MK Dons appearance

Sir Tom Finney Prize: James Coppinger – Doncaster Rovers

PFA player in the community: Will Vaulks – Cardiff City

YouGov Sport community project of the year: the 72 EFL clubs

Contribution to the football league: John Rudge

Miter 2021 Season Goal: Lee Novak – Grimsby Town v Bradford City – 12/22/20





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