Jags voted top man
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Phil Jagielka was named Championship Player of the Year on Sunday evening.Sheffield United midfielder Phil Jagielka has been named Championship Player of the Year at the inaugural Football League awards.
The awards ceremony, which was held in London on Sunday evening, saw Jagielka claim the award after being voted number one in a list of the top 50 players in The Football League by FourFourTwo magazine.
Jagielka won ahead of last season's victor in Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell and Crystal Palace striker Andy Johnson.
The 23-year-old was delighted at receiving the accolade on Sunday evening.
"It's a great accolade, given all the top quality players that are in the FourFourTwo list, be it goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders or forwards," Jagielka said.
"It helps that Sheffield United have done so well this year, as it's put us in the limelight a bit more, but I've been pleased with my input."
Of the 19 awards presented on Sunday evening, Preston North End striker David Nugent claimed the Young Player of the Year honour.
Swansea City goalscorer Lee Trundle was named League One Player of the Year, while Carlisle United striker Karl Hawley took the same accolade for League Two.
Championship strugglers Crewe Alexandra were named the 'Most Admired Club' in The Football League, while League One promotion chasers Brentford won the 'Community Club of the Year' honour.
Hull City's Kingston Communications Stadium was named the best ground in The Football League, while Wycombe Wanderers' Stefan Oakes took the Goal of the Year award after his fine strike for former club Notts County against Yeovil Town last season.