EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed
The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.
The annual awards ceremony takes place in London on Sunday April 9 and there are numerous awards categories for clubs, manager, players and even fans for those in the Championship, League One and League Two.
As ever the 14 awards categories to mark the 2016/17 campaign include Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, Team of the Season, Player in the Community, Supporter of the Year, Family Club of the Year, Community Club of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Goal of the Year and the Sir Tom Finney and Contribution to League Football Award.
EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey is quoted by the efl.com as saying of this years' shortlists.
'It`s been an exciting and action-packed 12 months for the EFL both on and off the pitch. There have been some incredible individual and team performances across the three divisions, entertaining the millions of fans who follow the EFL week in, week out. Off the pitch our clubs continue to have a positive and lasting impact in their local communities, using the power of football to deliver life-changing programmes and activities. The EFL Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the achievements of clubs, players, back room staff and fans and I would like to personally congratulate everyone who has been nominated and wish them all the best on the night itself.'
So without further ado or wibble, here are the all important shortlists.
Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season:
Chris Wood - Leeds United
Dwight Gayle - Newcastle United
Anthony Knockaert - Brighton & Hove Albion
Sky Bet League One Player of the Season:
Billy Sharp - Sheffield United
Josh Morris - Scunthorpe United
John Fleck - Sheffield United
Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season:
John Marquis - Doncaster Rovers
James Coppinger - Doncaster Rovers
Danny Hylton - Luton Town
EFL Young Player of the Season:
John Swift - Reading
Ryan Ledson - Oxford United
Ollie Watkins - Exeter City
Football Manager Team of the Season:
To be revealed on the night.
Sir Tom Finney and Contribution to League Football Awards:
To be announced on the night.
PFA Player in the Community:
Liam Rosenior - Brighton & Hove Albion
Andy Butler - Doncaster Rovers
Christian Burgess - Portsmouth
EFL Supporter of the Year:
Pav Samra - Derby County
Zoe Edge - Chesterfield
Paul Mayfield - Doncaster Rovers
Nickelodeon Family Club of the Year - Championship:
Brighton & Hove Albion
Nickelodeon Family Club of the Year - League One:
Nickelodeon Family Club of the Year - League Two:
Checkatrade Community Club of the Year:
North West - Wigan Athletic
North East & Yorkshire - Rotherham United
Midlands - Burton Albion
London - Fulham
South East - Brighton & Hove Albion
South West & Wales - Portsmouth
LFE Apprentice of the Year - Championship:
Ben Brereton - Nottingham Forest
Lloyd Kelly - Bristol City
George Hirst - Sheffield Wednesday
LFE Apprentice of the Year - League One:
Lewis Butroid - Scunthorpe United
Matthew Gillam - Rochdale
Callum Cockerill-Mollett - Walsall
LFE Apprentice of the Year - League Two:
Myles Judd - Leyton Orient
Alex Fletcher - Plymouth Argyle
Leon Davies - Cambridge United
Mitre Goal of the Year:
Vote for your favourite from the 10-goal shortlist now by Clicking Here, and following the link.
Adam Hammill (Barnsley) v Millwall - 29/05/16
Steve Sidwell (Brighton) v Bristol City - 05/11/16
Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) v Huddersfield - 30/04/2016
Fabio Da Silva (Cardiff) v Middlesbrough - 23/02/16
Darren Bent (Derby County) v Wolves - 05/11/16
Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool) v Grimsby - 01/10/2016
Stephen O`Donnell (Luton) v Yeovil - 13/08/2016
Ricky Holmes (Northampton) v Leyton Orient - 13/02/16
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich) v Rotherham - 15/10/16
Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) v Accrington - 08/03/16
Voting is open until midnight tonight. The top five most-voted for goals will be revealed on the night of the Awards with the audience voting for the overall winner.
Some clubs are well represented in the shortlists this year given the campaigns they are having, but there will be fans of clubs who don't feature who will feel a bit miffed at missing out and undoubtedly will have their own picks who should've featured that don't.