Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki named Championship Player of the Season

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Teemu Pukki named Championship Player of the Season as James Collins wins League One gong and James Norwood takes League Two honour

  • Teemu Pukki has scored 26 goals for Norwich this campaign in Championship 
  • He joined on a free in the summer and has helped them climb to the top 
  • Pukki beat Billy Sharp and Che Adams to the honour on Sunday evening 

Teemu Pukki has been named as the Championship’s Player of the Season.

The Norwich City striker has been integral to a campaign that has seen them storm to the top of the Championship and edge close to a return to the Premier League.

Pukki, who signed on a free transfer in the summer, is the top scorer in the Championship with 26 goals and has also provided nine assists for his team-mates. 

Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki has been named as the Championship Player of the Season

Luton Town forward James Collins won the Player of the Season award for League One

James Norwood was handed the gong for League Two after an excellent campaign

He beat Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp and Birmingham City’s Che Adams to the honour on Sunday evening.

Pukki said: ‘It’s an honour to win this award, I’m really happy for the recognition. I have really enjoyed this season so far in what is a fantastic league, but we know there are still many big games to come. 

‘There are many great players here tonight, so it’s special to win this award.’ 

Luton Town forward James Collins was given the League One Player of the Season gong. James Norwood, meanwhile, was handed the League Two equivalent. 

The players and Chris Wilder (second right) who were picked for the EFL's team of the season

The players and Chris Wilder (second right) who were picked for the EFL’s team of the season

Collins said: ‘Obviously this is a really proud moment for me personally, it’s been a great season so far both personally and for the team. 

‘Massive credit to everyone at the club for the amazing run we’ve been on, it’s given us confidence and to win this tonight really tops it off for me. I’m delighted.’ 

The overall EFL team of the year was named as Adam Davies (Barnsley), Max Aarons (Norwich), Liam Cooper (Leeds), Krystian Pearce (Mansfield), James Justin (Luton), Alex Mowatt (Barnsley), Jay O’Shea (Bury), Jarrod Bowen (Hull), Teemu Pukki (Norwich), Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) and Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder was named as the manager for the team of the season. 

Norwich City full-back Max Aarons (second right) was named EFL Young Player of the Season

Norwich City full-back Max Aarons (second right) was named EFL Young Player of the Season

Norwich full-back Max Aarons was named the EFL Young Player of the Season. 

Former Rochdale player Joe Thompson, who beat cancer twice and scored a crucial goal at the end of last season to keep his side in League One, was awarded the 2019 Sir Tom Finney Award.

Doncaster Rovers were handed the Family Club of the Year honour while Sharp was handed the Moment of the Season award for scoring his 220th goal this century.

Will Vaulks was named the Community Player of the Year and Portsmouth received the Community Club of the Year honour. 

Billy Sharp won Moment of the Season while Joe Thompson got the Sir Tom Finney Award

Billy Sharp won Moment of the Season while Joe Thompson got the Sir Tom Finney Award

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