EFL Awards 2022: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Wilson and Dominic Solanke shortlisted for Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season | Soccer News

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.

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.

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A look back at the best goals of Aleksandar Mitrovic’s record-breaking 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship season

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.

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All the best goals in the Football League this weekend

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.

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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 – Fulham
Dominic Solanke – Bournemouth
Harry 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 Rovers
Dominic Telford – Newport County
Kane Wilson – Forest Green Rovers

Young Player of the Season Championship:
Fabio Carvalho – Fulham
Brennan Johnson – Nottingham Forest
Djed Spence – Nottingham Forest

League One Young Player of the Season:
Gavin Bazunu – Portsmouth
Paddy Lane – Town of Fleetwood
Dan Neil – Sunderland AFC

Ligue 2 Young Player of the Season:
Finn Azaz – Newport County
Shadrach Ogie – Leyton East
Connor Taylor – Bristol Rovers

LFE Apprentice of the Season – Championship:
Ryan Howley – City of Coventry
Jordan James – Birmingham City
Jevon Mills – City of Hull

LFE Apprentice of the Season – League One:
Freddie Draper – Lincoln City
Ayodeji Elerewe – Charlton Athletic
Michael Williams – Crewe Alexandra

LFE Apprentice of the Season – Ligue 2:
Alex Aitken – Stevenage
Junior Tchamadeu – Colchester United
Ethan Brierley – Rochdale

Football Coaching Teams of the Season:
To be announced in the evening

Your Move Community Club of the season:
Middlesborough – North East and Yorkshire
Blackpool – North West
Derby County – Midlands
AFC Wimbledon – London
Plymouth Argyle – South West and Wales
Milton Keynes Dons – South East and East
A big winner will be announced in the evening

Community Project of the Season:
Championship – Preston North End
League 1 – Burton Albion
League 2 – Swindon Town

PFA players in the community:
Championship – Billy Mitchell, Millwall
League 1 – Ryan Inniss, Charlton Athletic
League 2 – Omar Beckles, Leyton East

Kin + Carta Family Club of the Season:
Town of Ipswich
The Gifts of Milton Keynes
United Kingdom of Sheffield

Diversity Award:
Blackburn Rovers
City of Exeter
North end of Preston

Environmental Sustainability Award:
To be announced in the evening

Supporter of the season:
Mark Crowther – Town of Luton
Cath Dyer – Swansea City
Sue Taylor – Burton Albion

Sir Tom Finney Award:
To be announced in the evening

Contribution to League football:
To be announced in the evening

Goal of the 2022 season:
To be announced in the evening

Lance B. Holton