Four nominated in the London Football Awards
Thu 03 February 2022, 17:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Hugo Lloris, Oliver Skipp, Esther Morgan and Jessica Naz have all been shortlisted in the 2022 London Football Awards.
Independently judged by figures across the game in the capital, the annual awards commend the very best of football in London over the course of a season.
Captain Hugo, who committed his future to the Club with a new two-year deal a fortnight ago, is up for the Goalkeeper of the Year award.
It is an award our number one knows well having previously taken the honour in 2017 and this year marks the fifth time he has been nominated for it (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022). The French international has enjoyed an impressive last 12 months with him reaching landmark numbers in the Premier League – he joined the league’s hundred club for clean sheets back last February while he became our record appearance maker in the competition by playing his 300thgame in August - as well as skippering France to Nations League glory in October. For the award, Hugo will be up against Sutton United’s Dean Bouzanis, West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski, Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy and Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale.
Oliver Skipp, meanwhile, is up for the Men’s Young Player of the Year for the first time.
Having helped Norwich City to the Championship title and back to the Premier League during his 2020/21 loan spell at Carrow Road, Oliver hasn’t looked back since returning to N17 in the summer, routinely putting in solid performances for our first team.
For the prize, ‘Skippy’, who recently made his 50th appearance in our colours, will face competition from Fabio Carvalho of Fulham, Conor Gallagher and Tyrick Mitchell of Fulham and Bukayo Saka of Arsenal.
And finally, for the Women’s Young Player of the Year, we have two contenders in Esther Morgan and Jessica Naz.
Esther is nominated on the back of what was a breakthrough year for her. Having come through our WSL Academy, the defender made her Barclays FA Women’s Super League debut last February, earned her first cap for Wales in April before going onto to sign her first professional contract with the Club the following month. This season, the full-back has even opened her goalscoring account with two strikes in our Continental League Cup campaign.
Jessica, meanwhile, is also up for the award following a strong 2021 for the forward. Having spent almost 18 months sidelined with a knee injury, Jess returned to action at the tail end of 2020 and quickly got back up to speed, showing her influence and ability while contributing significantly in what has been a fine campaign for us so far. The duo will face competition for the award from West Ham’s Mel Filis.
This year's winners will be announced on Thursday 2 March, 2022, at The Roundhouse in Camden.