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Dele and Hugo crowned at London Football Awards

Posted on 3 March 2017  - 15:00

Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris were winners at the 2017 London Football Awards last night, held at Battersea Evolution in support of the Willow Foundation.

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For the second year in a row, Dele was named the capital’s Young Player of the Year while Hugo picked up the London Goalkeeper of the Year Award.

The event celebrates the best of London football while raising funds for Willow - a charity set up by former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson to bring special days to seriously ill young adults.

It was a star-studded occasion with plenty of Spurs legends also in attendance, including Pat Jennings, Ossie Ardiles and Gary Mabbutt.

Below: Dele with Gary Mabbutt at the London Football Awards (photographs courtesy of Action Images)

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Presented by Gary Lineker OBE, the event, now in its third year and sponsored by the Toscafund, raised over £200,000 for Willow.

Dele beat competition from Arsenal duo Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi, as well as Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon and former Charlton striker Ademola Lookman to win the Young Player award.

Hugo, meanwhile, got the nod ahead of Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea, West Ham’s Darren Randolph, Alex Smithies of QPR and former Spurs team-mate, now of Millwall, Jordan Archer.

Nominees and winners of the awards were selected by an expert judging panel from the worlds of football and media, from former players to major footballing bodies and sports media, including Sky Sports, BBC, The Telegraph, Evening Standard and talkSPORT.

Willow Life President Bob Wilson said: “It has been another dramatic and exciting season for the London clubs, across the leagues and women’s game. The London Football Awards is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the skills of our nominees, which we have seen on the pitches of the capital over the last few months, as well as all the outstanding community work achieved by the clubs."

For more information visit www.londonfootballawards.org

For more information about Willow visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk

Here is the full list of winners and nominees from last night:

Premier League Player of the Year
(sponsored by Toscafund)
Winner - N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
Presented by Ian Wright
Nominees:
Dele Alli (Tottenham)
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Diego Costa (Chelsea)
Danny Rose (Tottenham)

London Manager of the Year
(sponsored by footballmanager.com)
Winner - Antonio Conte (Chelsea)
Presented by John Motson OBE
Nominees:
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)
Neil Harris (Millwall)
Neal Ardley (AFC Wimbledon)
Slaviša Jokanović (Fulham)

EFL Player of the Year
(sponsored by Multiplex)
Winner - Tom Cairney (Fulham)
Presented by George Cohen MBE
Nominees:
Scott Hogan (former Brentford)
John Akinde (Barnet)
Alex Smithies (QPR)
Sone Aluko (Fulham)

London Young Player of the Year (under-23)
(sponsored by Umbro)
Winner - Dele Alli (Tottenham)
Presented by Ledley King
Nominees:
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
Ademola Lookman (former Charlton)
Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)

London Women’s Player of the Year
(sponsored by Barclays)
Winner - Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal)
Presented by Kelly Simmons MBE
Nominees:
Eni Aluko (Chelsea)
Karen Carney (Chelsea)
Katie Chapman (Chelsea)
Danielle Carter (Arsenal)

London Goalkeeper of the Year
(sponsored by Ideal Bathrooms)
Winner - Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Presented by Pat Jennings OBE
Nominees:
Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)
Alex Smithies (QPR)
Darren Randolph (West Ham)
Jordan Archer (Millwall)

London Community Project of the Year
(sponsored by the FA)
Winner – Fulham – Feltham Young Offenders Institute
Presented by Paul Elliott
Nominees:
Crystal Palace – Powerchair Football
Leyton Orient – DCD Football