Ollie Watkins claims Championship Player of the Season award

Leeds stars snubbed despite Premier League promotion as Brentford’s Ollie Watkins claims Championship Player of the Season award while Jude Bellingham scoops best youngster gong after shining for Birmingham

  • Brentford star Ollie Watkins was awarded Championship Player of the Season
  • Watkins scored 26 goals as he fired Brentford to the play-off final vs Fulham 
  • Jude Bellingham, now at Borussia Dortmund, won Young Player of the Season 
  • Leeds were snubbed for any awards despite their triumphant 2019-20 campaign 

Despite their triumphant 2019-20 campaign that saw Leeds finally return to the Premier League, Marcelo Bielsa’s stars were snubbed when it came to the end of season EFL awards.

Ollie Watkins scooped the Championship Player of the Season gong after firing Brentford to the play-off finals – scoring 26 goals in total throughout the campaign.

His season ended in heartbreak however after Brentford were beaten by Fulham in the play-off finals 2-1 after extra-time at Wembley.

Brentford star Ollie Watkins was named Championship Player of the Season at the EFL awards

Meanwhile, Jude Bellingham – now at Borussia Dortmund after sealing a £25million move – picked up the Young Player of the Season and LFE Championship Apprentice of the Year awards after featuring 44 times for Birmingham last term.

Bellingham became one of the most-sought after teenagers in world football thanks to his mature and composed performances in the heart of midfield, scoring four times and producing two assists for Birmingham.

And his fantastic form has since been rewarded by earning a first England Under-21 call up ahead of the European Championship qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Ivan Toney won the Player of the Season award in League One – matching Watkins’ tally of 26 goals for Peterborough before the season was curtailed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Teenager Jude Bellingham claimed the Young Player of the Season gong while at Birmingham

And it was another striker who clinched the main award in League Two as well through Eoin Doyle.

Doyle fired Swindon to promotion thanks to his 25 goals before he completed a move to Bolton.

Furthermore, 17-year-old Luke Matheson won the League One LFE Apprentice of the Year prize playing for Rochdale while Northampton Town’s Scott Pollock picked up the same award in League Two.

And finally, former Grimsby striker Charles Vernam won the Mitre Goal of the Season gong thanks to his brilliant individual goal against Colchester – dribbling from the edge of his own area before striking past the goalkeeper to complete his hat-trick. 

Leeds stars were snubbed at the EFL awards despite their promotion to the Premier League

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