Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Wilson and Dominic Solanke are in the running to be named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season at the 2022 EFL Awards.
The winners will be announced on Sunday evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, and the event will be shown live on the Sky Sports app from 7pm.
Fulham’s Mitrovic has scored 41 times so far which has helped him break the record for most goals scored in a league season. His striking, coupled with the creativity of team-mate Wilson, who provided 16 assists and scored 10 himself, propelled Fulham to the top of the division.
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Striker Solanke, the division’s second top scorer, is also on the three-man shortlist for the award after scoring 27 goals to push Bournemouth to automatic promotion.
In Sky Bet League One, midfielders Scott Twine and Barry Bannan take on Rotherham United striker Michael Smith for the Sky Bet Player of the Season award. Twine’s 16 goals and 13 assists helped promote MK Dons promotion. Sheffield Wednesday’s Bannan’s ability and experience shined throughout the season with a series of winning performances. Smith was one of Rotherham United’s best players with 19 goals to his name.
In Sky Bet League Two, Forest Green Rovers have two players in contention in Kane Wilson and Matty Stevens, while Newport County goalscoring machine Dominic Telford completes the list. Wilson combined his dribbling ability and precise cross to the tune of 13 assists while Steven’s goals were a key factor in Forest Green’s excellent season. Telford scored 22 goals in 19 games during a marvelous four-month spell.
The EFL Young Player of the Season Awards will be awarded by division for the first time to recognize the best young talent in the League. In the Championship, Nottingham Forest duo Brennan Johnson and Djed Spence will face Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho.
In Ligue 1, Portsmouth goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu is on the list. Sunderland’s Dan Neil and Fleetwood Town’s Paddy Lane – who this summer signed with Hyde United four tiers below Cod Army – will also be up for the accolade.
Two defensive players are on the League Two shortlist, Bristol Rovers’ Connor Taylor and Leyton Orient’s Shadrach Ogie. Finn Azaz of Newport County is also nominated.
The Football Manager squads of the season will be announced overnight with a manager and starting XI chosen for each individual division.
Clubs will also be praised for their work off the pitch, with the Your Move Community Club of the Season being announced alongside the Community Project of the Season and PFA Player in the Community.
New for 2022, the EFL will also present the Diversity and Sustainability Awards alongside the Kin + Carta Family Club of the Season and Supporter of the Season.
The league’s two most prestigious awards, the League’s Contribution to Football and the Sir Tom Finney Award, will be presented on the evening.
Awarded to recipients who have had outstanding careers and made outstanding contributions to the EFL, previous winners include Kevin Phillips, Rickie Lambert and Joe Thompson.
The 2022 EFL Awards will be broadcast on the Sky Sports app from 7pm on Sunday 24 April
2022 EFL Awards Shortlist:
Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season: Aleksandar Mitrovic – FulhamDominic Solanke – BournemouthHarry Wilson – Fulham
Sky Bet League One Player of the Season: Barry Bannan – Sheffield Wednesday Michael Smith – Rotherham United Scott Twine – Milton Keynes Dons
Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season: Matty Stevens – Forest Green RoversDominic Telford – Newport CountyKane Wilson – Forest Green Rovers
Young Player of the Season Championship: Fabio Carvalho – FulhamBrennan Johnson – Nottingham ForestDjed Spence – Nottingham Forest
Ligue 1 Young Player of the Season: Gavin Bazunu – Portsmouth Paddy Lane – Fleetwood Town Dan Neil – Sunderland AFC
League Two Young Player of the Season: Finn Azaz – Newport County Shadrach Ogie – Leyton Orient Connor Taylor – Bristol Rovers
LFE Apprentice of the Season – League: Ryan Howley – Coventry CityJordan James – Birmingham CityJevon Mills – Hull CityLFE Apprentice of the Season – League One: Freddie Draper – Lincoln CityAyodeji Elerewe – Charlton AthleticMichael Williams – Crewe Alexandra
LFE Apprentice of the Season – Ligue 2: Alex Aitken – Stevenage Junior Tchamadeu – Colchester United Ethan Brierley – Rochdale
Football Manager Teams of the Season: To be announced overnight
Your Move Community Club of the Season:Middlesborough – North East & YorkshireBlackpool – North WestDerby County – MidlandsAFC Wimbledon – LondonPlymouth Argyle – South West & WalesMilton Keynes Dons – South East & EastA big winner will be announced overnight
Community Project of the Season:Championship – Preston North EndLeague One – Burton AlbionLeague Two – Swindon Town
PFA players in the community:Championship – Billy Mitchell, MillwallLigue 1 – Ryan Inniss, Charlton AthleticLigue 2 – Omar Beckles, Leyton Orient
Kin + Carta Family Club of the Season:Ipswich TownMilton Keynes DonsSheffield United
Diversity Award:Blackburn RoversExeter CityPreston North End
Environmental Sustainability Award: will be announced in the evening
Supporter of the Season: Mark Crowther – Luton TownCath Dyer – Swansea CitySue Taylor – Burton Albion
Sir Tom Finney award: To be announced overnight League Football contribution: To be announced overnight
Goal of the season 2022: To be announced in the evening