The London Football Awards celebrate football excellence in the English capital, while supporting a charitable cause, and Chelsea had dominated this year’s field of nominees in most categories.
But despite the dozen or so names in the running, only Tammy Abraham managed to collect an award at last night’s gala. But he collected the big prize of the night, the LFA Premier League Player of the Year (which he dedicated to the Chelsea Academy) as well as the Young Player of the Year, which only makes sense. He became the first player in the award’s history to collect both of these awards at the same time.
Congrats, big man!
Abraham beat out Jorginho, Gary Cahill, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Heung-Min Son for the Player of the Year award, and Bryan Mbeumo, Gabriel Martinelli, Fikayo Tomori, and Mason Mount for the (U21) Young Player of the Year.
In other awards where Chelsea had nominations, Bethany England, Erin Cuthbert, and Magdalena Eriksson lost out to Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema for the Women’s Player of the Year — Chelsea will undoubtedly take the three big wins over the Gunners during the season instead, including in the Conti Cup final!
Both Frank Lampard and Emma Hayes lost out to Brentford’s Thomas Frank for Manager of the Year, while both N’Golo Kanté and Sophie Ingle lost out to Sonny from Spurs for Goal of the Year.