The London Football Awards 2018


As the festive period draws to a close and teams start gearing towards the business end of the season, the shortlist of nominees for the London Football Awards have been announced.

Sponsored by Toscafund, the London Football Awards aim to raise funds for Willow Charity, ran by ex-Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megan Wilson. Willow is 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 sports presenter and LFA judge, Jim Rosenthal at the launch at Coutts’ historical head office in London on February 1:

Premier League Player of the Year

(sponsored by Toscafund)

César Azpilicueta – Chelsea

Christian Eriksen – Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur

Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur

Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace


Manager of the Year

(sponsored by Football Manager)

Emma Hayes – Chelsea Ladies

Roy Hodgson – Crystal Palace

Slaviša Jokanović – Fulham

Neil Harris – Millwall

Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham Hotspur


EFL Player of the Year

Josh Clarke – Brentford

George Saville – Millwall

Romaine Sawyers – Brentford

Ryan Sessegnon – Fulham

Alex Smithies – Queens Park Rangers


Goalkeeper of the Year

Adrián – West Ham United

Daniel Bentley – Brentford

Thibaut Courtois – Chelsea

Heurelho Gomes – Watford

Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur


Women’s Player of the Year

(sponsored by Coutts)

Millie Bright – Chelsea Ladies

Danielle Carter – Arsenal Women

Katie Chapman – Chelsea Ladies

Fran Kirby – Chelsea Ladies

Jordan Nobbs – Arsenal Women


Young Player of the Year (under-23)

(sponsored by Zeus)

Andreas Christensen – Chelsea

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Arsenal

Davinson Sánchez – Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan Sessegnon – Fulham

Harry Winks – Tottenham Hotspur


Community Project of the Year

(sponsored by the FA)

AFC Wimbledon Foundation – AFC Wimbledon Women and Girls

Brentford Community Sports Trust – The Fearless Foundation’s Journalism Project

QPR in the Community Trust – #Game4Grenfell


Willow Life President Bob Wilson, said: “Once again this season, football in London – in the Premier League, the Football League and the Women’s game – has been dramatic and exciting.

“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.”

Nominees and winners of the awards have been selected by an expert judging panel from the likes of Sky Sports, BBC, The Telegraph, Evening Standard and talkSPORT.

Standard tickets to the London Football Awards, including pre-dinner drinks and a three course meal, cost £225 per person.  Tables of ten are available for £2,250, Premium tables cost £3,500 and Legend Tables (for ten guests plus a legend) cost £6,000.

For more information and booking, please visit or telephone Willow on 01707 259777.

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