EFL Awards: Norwich's Emi Buendia wins Championship player of the season award

Emi Buendia in action for Norwich
Emi Buendia has been involved in 30 of Norwich's 69 goals in the Championship this season

Norwich City playmaker Emi Buendia has been named the Championship player of the season for 2020-21.

Argentine midfielder Buendia, 24, has scored 14 league goals and provided 16 assists this season, helping the Canaries win promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

Peterborough United forward Jonson Clarke-Harris won the League One player of the season award.

Cambridge United's Paul Mullin was named player of the year in League Two.

Buendia won the Championship award ahead of Canaries team-mate Teemu Pukki and another striker, Brentford's Ivan Toney.

Finland international Pukki, who himself won Championship player of the season when Norwich were promoted in 2018-19, has scored 25 times this season while Toney is the division's top scorer with 29 goals.

Clarke-Harris has scored 29 times and played a key part in helping Posh to the verge of promotion, while Mullin's 29 goals in have put Cambridge on the brink of going up from the fourth tier with two games remaining.

Reading midfielder Michael Olise was named young player of the season, while Bradford City's Lee Novak won the goal of the season for his spectacular overhead kick against Grimsby Town in December.

Other EFL Awards winners

Moment of the season

  • Dean Lewington - 800th MK Dons appearance

Contribution to league football

  • John Rudge

Community club of the year

  • Port Vale

Player in the community

  • Will Vaulks (Cardiff City)

Apprentice of the year - Championship

  • Will Trueman (Sheffield Wednesday)

Apprentice of the year - League One

  • Lewis Johnson (MK Dons)

Apprentice of the year - League Two

  • Felix Miles (Cheltenham Town)

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