EFL teams of the season announced for the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two

EFL Team of the Year awards
Image: The EFL announce their teams and managers of the season

The EFL have announced their team and manager of the season awards for each division of the Sky Bet EFL.

The teams were compiled as part of the EFL Awards of 2017, and are based on votes submitted by a regional media representative of each of the 72 clubs who nominated their top 11 players and a manager.

The team and manager must be made up entirely of players and a manager from the same division as the club that nominated the media representative.

The overall EFL team of the season will be judged by a panel on Monday, March 20, and revealed at the EFL Awards on Sunday, April 9.

Championship team of the year

The title race could go down to the wire in the Championship between Newcastle and Brighton, but the Seagulls have the edge in the team of the season award with four players getting the nod.

Rafa Benitez's side have had a strong spine throughout the season and it's two of their key men, Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle, that have made the cut.

Gayle is behind Chris Wood in the race to be the league's top scorer, though; the Leeds striker, who has notched 24 goals this season, is joined by defensive team-mate Pontus Jansson, while the boss of a play-off rival - Huddersfield's David Wagner - is handed the reins.

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Championship team of the year
Image: Championship Team of the Year

Goalkeeper: David Stockdale (Brighton)

Right-back: Tommy Smith (Huddersfield)

Centre-back: Lewis Dunk (Brighton)

Centre-back: Pontus Jansson (Leeds)

Left-back: Scott Malone (Fulham)

Midfield: Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield)

Midfield: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle)

Midfield: Anthony Knockaert (Brighton)

Forward: Glenn Murray (Brighton)

Forward: Chris Wood (Leeds)

Forward: Dwight Gayle (Newcastle)

Manager: David Wagner (Huddersfield)

League One team of the year

Sheffield United look on course to win the League One title after a season where they've blown away their rivals with some relentless attacking play. Two of their main threats, goal machine Billy Sharp and creator-in-chief John Fleck have made the team of the season.

Bolton Wanderers defensive pair David Wheater and Mark Beevers, who play at the core of the best defensive record in the league, are also in, while Oldham, Fleetwood, Bradford, Walsall, Scunthorpe, Millwall and Bury all have one entry each.

Blades boss Chris Wilder is on course for a second successive promotion but Uwe Rosler, whose Fleetwood remain in the hunt for a top-two spot, is named the top XI's manager.

League One Team of the Season
Image: League One Team of the Year

Goalkeeper: Connor Ripley (Oldham Athletic)

Right-back: Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town)

Centre-back: David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers)

Centre-back: Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers)

Left-back: James Meredith (Bradford City)

Midfield: John Fleck (Sheffield United)

Midfield: Erhun Oztumer (Walsall)

Midfield: Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United)

Forward: Lee Gregory (Millwall)

Forward: Billy Sharp (Sheffield United)

Forward: James Vaughan (Bury)

Manager: Uwe Rosler (Fleetwood Town)

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League Two team of the year

Despite only being third in the division, Portsmouth dominate the head count in the League Two team of the year with 37-year-old David Forde, Christian Burgess and Enda Stephens all featuring. Graham Carey of Plymouth Argyle has scored 11 goals and grabbed 13 assists this season and he's joined by Pilgrims team-mate Sonny Bradley.

Doncaster Rovers are clear at the top and manager Darren Ferguson is recognised for his efforts.

League Two Team of the Year
Image: League Two Team of the Year

Goalkeeper: David Forde (Portsmouth)

Right-back: Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool)

Centre-back: Christian Burgess (Portsmouth)

Centre-back: Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle)

Left-back: Enda Stevens (Portsmouth)

Midfield: Brad Potts (Blackpool)

Midfield: James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers)

Midfield: Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle)

Forward: John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers)

Forward: Matthew Godden (Stevenage)

Forward: Ollie Watkins (Exeter City)

Manager: Darren Ferguson (Doncaster Rovers)

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