Tammy Abraham was named both the capital city’s Premier League Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year

Tammy Abraham was named both the capital city’s Premier League Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at the London Football Awards on Thursday evening, in association with the Willow Foundation.

The London Football Awards took place at The Roundhouse in Camden, raising thousands for Willow – a national charity founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson.

Abraham scooped two awards for his performances over the past 12 months, the first player to collect both in one year, with the England international first helping Aston Villa to the Premier League via the play-offs before notching 15 goals so far this season following his return to the Blues.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard presented the striker with the main award of the evening while former Blues defender Ashley Cole was in attendance to present the prize for the best player under-21 in London.

Abraham pipped fellow Blue Jorginho to the Player of the Year award, while both Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount were nominated in the young player category.

 

Both Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes and Frank Lampard had been nominated in the Manager of the Year category, and Bethany England, Erin Cuthbert and Magda Eriksson were all nominated for the Women’s Player of the Year award. Those awards went to Brentford’s Thomas Frank and Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema respectively.

Now in its sixth year, the London Football Awards is run in aid of Willow, the national charity set up by Bob Wilson and his wife Megs to support seriously ill 16- to 40-year-olds in fulfilling uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. The event celebrates the very best of London’s football and honours all aspects of the game.

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