Harry Kane named London Footballer of the Year pipping Rice, Mount and Son while Bukayo Saka collects young award

HARRY KANE is the London Premier League Footballer of the Year – pipping Son Heung-min, Mason Mount and Declan Rice.

And Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka picked up the youngster award at tonight's London Football Awards.

Tottenham striker Kane, 27, has racked up an impressive 31 goals and 16 assists in 44 appearances so far this term.

And that saw the England captain voted the No1 Premier League player for the season.

His Spurs team-mate Son, Chelsea star Mount, Mount's best mate Rice and fellow West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek were all in contention for their respective campaigns.

But while Rice and Soucek missed out, there was some cheer at the London Stadium this evening as David Moyes won the manager of the year award and Lukasz Fabianski the goalkeeper gong.

The Hammers will be desperate to complete the campaign by finishing in the top four – especially at the expense of London rivals Chelsea.

In what has been a turbulent season for Arsenal, versatile Saka has been a rare shining light.

The wide man, 19, is one of the first names on the team sheet this term and chipped in with seven goals.

Accepting his award after beating Rice, Mount, Reece James and close pal Emile Smith Rowe, the four-cap Three Lions international said: "I'm really happy to win this award.


"I want to say a big thank you to everyone for your support and of course another big thank you to everyone who voted for me.

"I promise to keep giving my all on the pitch to make you happy and keep you entertained."

Elsewhere, Brentford striker Ivan Toney – whose 29 goals have fired the Bees into the play-offs – collected the EFL award at the virtual ceremony hosted by Alex Scott and Harry Pinero.

On the women's side, it was a double for Chelsea as Fran Kirby and Niamh Charles were crowned the women's player and young player of the year respectively.

Erik Lamela's outrageous rabona finish in the North London derby ensured the Argentine won the goal of the season.

As revealed by SunSport, Roy Hodgson followed in the footsteps of Frank Lampard, Ian Wright and Glenn Hoddle with the outstanding achievement award.

London Football Awards 2021 Winners

Premier League Player of the Year (2020/21 Season)

WINNER: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Manager of the Year (2020/21 Season)

WINNER: David Moyes (West Ham)

EFL Player of the Year (2020/21 Season)

WINNER: Ivan Toney (Brentford)

Goalkeeper of the Year (2020/21 Season)

WINNER: Lukasz Fabiański (West Ham)

The FA Women’s Super League Player of the Year (2020/21 Season)

WINNER: Fran Kirby (Chelsea)

Women’s Young Player of Year (2020/21 Season)

WINNER: Niamh Charles (Chelsea)

Young Player of the Year (2020/21 Season)

WINNER: Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

Outstanding Contribution to London Football Award

Awarded to Roy Hodgson

Goal of the Season (2020/21 Season)

WINNER: Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur (14th March 2021)

Community Project of the Year (2020)

WINNER: Dons Local Action Group (AFC Wimbledon Foundation)

The Crystal Palace manager, 73, is now in his 46th season as a coach and the LFA panel recognised the longevity of his footballing career with this year's lifetime achievement award.

Finally, the AFC Wimbledon Dons Local Action Group picked up the community project award.

Initially set up last March as a food donation project for older and vulnerable individuals in the local area, their 2,000-strong army of volunteers have delivered more than 160,000 one-week food boxes as well as 1,950 laptops and tablets across Wandsworth, Merton and Kingston.

Funds from the seventh annual London Football Awards will support Willow, the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40.

The foundation, set up by ex-Gunners goalkeeper Bob Wilson alongside his wife in 1999 in memory of their daughter Anna who died of rare cancer aged 31, has provided more than 17,000 Special Days to young adults with life-threatening conditions.

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