Tottenham star Son Heung-min wins top prize at London Football Awards

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Tottenham star Son Heung-min picks up Premier League Player of the Year prize at London Football Awards as big names descend on the capital for Battersea Evolution ceremony

  • Son Heung-min scooped the top gong at Thursday’s London Football Awards
  • The Spurs ace pipped Harry Kane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eden Hazard
  • Award voted for by expert panel of 22, including Bob Wilson and Tony Cottee

Robert Summerscales For Mailonline

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min scooped the top gong at Thursday night’s London Football Awards.

The South Korea international has been a key man for Spurs this season, scoring 16 times and providing nine assists in 34 appearances.

Son, who also helped his country win a gold medal at last year’s Asian Games, pipped Spurs team-mate Harry Kane, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard to win the award, which was voted for by a panel of 22 experts, including Bobby Zamora, Bob Wilson and Tony Cottee. 

Tottenham ace Son Heung-min scooped the top gong at Thursday's London Football Awards

Tottenham ace Son Heung-min scooped the top gong at Thursday's London Football Awards

Tottenham ace Son Heung-min scooped the top gong at Thursday’s London Football Awards

The South Korea international has been a key man for Spurs this season, scoring 16 times

The South Korea international has been a key man for Spurs this season, scoring 16 times

The South Korea international has been a key man for Spurs this season, scoring 16 times

So posed with Tottenham legend David Ginola after receiving his prize at Battersea Evolution

So posed with Tottenham legend David Ginola after receiving his prize at Battersea Evolution

So posed with Tottenham legend David Ginola after receiving his prize at Battersea Evolution

Brentford’s Neal Maupay walked away with the Football League Player of the Year trophy, after beating off competition from QPR midfielder Luke Freeman and Millwall striker Lee Gregory, as well as Charlton pair Karlan Grant and Lyle Taylor.

Frenchman Maupay has been in fine scoring form for Brentford this season. He has hit the net 22 times in all competitions, with 19 coming in the Championship.

Thursday’s awards ceremony was attended by some big names, including Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson.

One of Hodgson’s players won the Goal of the Season prize as Andros Townsend was rewarded for his spectacular strike at Manchester City in December.

More to follow. 

Brentford's Neal Maupay walked away with the Football League Player of the Year trophy

Brentford's Neal Maupay walked away with the Football League Player of the Year trophy

Brentford’s Neal Maupay walked away with the Football League Player of the Year trophy

Maupay gave a speech after being named as the best London-based player in the EFL this term

Maupay gave a speech after being named as the best London-based player in the EFL this term

Maupay gave a speech after being named as the best London-based player in the EFL this term

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson posed for a photo at the event in south west London

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson posed for a photo at the event in south west London

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson posed for a photo at the event in south west London

Palace star Andros Townsend was presented with a trophy for scoring the Goal of the Season

Palace star Andros Townsend was presented with a trophy for scoring the Goal of the Season

Palace star Andros Townsend was presented with a trophy for scoring the Goal of the Season

Townsend's wonder-strike was scored away at Manchester City in a 3-2 win back in December

Townsend's wonder-strike was scored away at Manchester City in a 3-2 win back in December

Townsend’s wonder-strike was scored away at Manchester City in a 3-2 win back in December

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