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Duo nominated in London football awards


Filed: Wednesday, 6th February 2019
By: Staff Writer


Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and midfielder Declan Rice have received nominations in the London Football Awards 2019.

West Ham are represented in just two of the eight categories this year but both Fabainski and Rice will be considered as strong candidates in their particular categories - namely Goalkeeper of the Year and Young Player of the Year respectively.

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In its fifth year, the London Football Awards raises funds for Willow - the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable 'special days'.

The shortlist of nominees was agreed by an independent panel of judges and announced by Bob Wilson OBE at the launch at Coutts’ historical head office in London. They are as follows:

Premier League Player of the Year
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Arsenal
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Harry Kane MBE – Tottenham Hotspur
Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur
Andros Townsend – Crystal Palace

Manager of the Year
Lee Bowyer – Charlton Athletic
Javi Gracia – Watford
Joe Montemurro – Arsenal Women
Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham Hotspur
Maurizio Sarri – Chelsea

EFL Player of the Year
Luke Freeman – Queens Park Rangers
Karlan Grant – Charlton Athletic
Lee Gregory – Millwall
Neal Maupay – Brentford
Lyle Taylor – Charlton Athletic

Goalkeeper of the Year
Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea
Łukasz Fabiański – West Ham United
Ben Foster – Watford
Joe Lumley – Queens Park Rangers
Dillon Phillips – Charlton Athletic

Women’s Player of the Year
Erin Cuthbert – Chelsea Women
Rianna Dean – Tottenham Hotspur Ladies
Vivianne Miedema– Arsenal Women
Jordan Nobbs – Arsenal Women
Ji So-Yun– Chelsea Women

Young Player of the Year (under-21)
Eberechi Eze – Queens Park Rangers
Karlan Grant – Charlton Athletic
Mattιo Guendouzi – Arsenal
Declan Rice – West Ham United
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Crystal Palace

Community Project of the Year
Arsenal in the Community – Drawn Out
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust – Ambassadors Project
Chelsea Foundation – Say No To Antisemitism

The FA ‘For All’ Award
Essex County FA – Muslimah Sports Association
London County FA – St. Matthews Project
Surrey County FA – Inclusive Schools League





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