Kane and Kirby claim top honours at London Football Awards

Tottenham striker Harry Kane was crowned Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards, while Chelsea’s Fran Kirby won Women’s Super League Player of the Year.

Kane, who has registered 21 goals and 13 assists in the league this season, beat off competition from team-mate Heung-Min Son, West Ham duo Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek and Chelsea’s Mason Mount.

Fran Kirby joined Chelsea from Reading in 2015
Fran Kirby was named WSL Player of the Year

Arsenal trio Vivianne Miedema, Jennifer Beattie, Leah Williamson were nominated alongside Kirby, as well as her Chelsea team-mate Pernille Harder.

Rice and Mount were also up for the Young Player of the Year gong, but 19-year-old Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka took home the prize.

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) with his London Football Awards Young Player of the Year Award. Arsenal Training Ground. London Colney, 7/4/21. Credit : Arsenal Football Club / David Price.


Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka reacts to winning the Young Player of the Year award at the London Football Awards.

Saka, who was also up against Arsenal team-mate Emile Smith-Rowe and Chelsea defender Reece James in his category, has scored seven goals and notched up eight assists in all competitions this season.

West Ham took home two awards, with David Moyes winning Manager of the Year and Lukasz Fabianski being named Goalkeeper of the Year.

David Moyes (PA)


West Ham boss David Moyes says he was ‘surprised’ to be named Manager of the Year at the London Football Awards.

Spurs forward Erik Lamela’s Rabona flick in the north London derby defeat to Arsenal last month won Goal of the Season.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson received the Outstanding Contribution to London Football award.

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Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson was surprised but will cherish being honoured with the Outstanding Contribution award at the London Football Awards.

Brentford striker Ivan Toney was named EFL Player of the Season after a prolific first campaign in west London, with the 25-year-old scoring 29 goals for the Bees since arriving from Peterborough.

Chelsea’s Niamh Charles was named Women’s Young Player of the Year, with Tottenham’s Angela Addison and Arsenal’s Malin Gut also nominated.


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