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Top 5 Championship Player of the Season Winners

Ricky Lambert Southampton
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Let’s check out the best players to have won the Championship’s Player of the Season award.

The EFL Championship has a history of producing remarkable talents who have inspired their respective teams to earn promotion to the top flight.

In this article, we’ll take a look at five players who have won the competition’s Player of the Season award on the back of brilliant campaigns.

5- Teemu Pukki (2019, Norwich)

Teemu Pukki’s spectacular run in the 2018-2019 season played a pivotal role in Norwich’s triumphant return to the Premier League. His tally of 29 goals and 10 assists in 43 Championship games demonstrated his prowess as a goal-scoring machine. While his initial foray into the Premier League was explosive, his subsequent journey encountered challenges, culminating in Norwich’s relegation.

4- Patrick Bamford (2015, Middlesbrough)

Patrick Bamford’s goal-scoring prowess catapulted Middlesbrough to the play-off final in 2015. While his journey after Middlesbrough included several loan spells, it was his eventual arrival at Leeds United that showcased his true potential. Bamford’s contribution of 22 goals post-promotion marked a significant achievement, despite being plagued by injuries.

3- Rickie Lambert (2012, Southampton)

Rickie Lambert’s remarkable 2011-2012 season propelled Southampton from League One to the Premier League within a year. His incredible 27 goals and 14 assists in 42 games solidified his reputation as a talismanic striker. Despite his subsequent move to Liverpool and subsequent stints at West Brom and Cardiff City, Lambert’s legacy remained as a key figure in Southampton’s rise.

2- Danny Ings (2014, Burnley)

Danny Ings’ partnership with Sam Vokes played a pivotal role in Burnley’s automatic promotion to the Premier League in 2014. His 21 goals and 7 assists in 40 games underscored his influence. Although his Liverpool tenure was marred by injuries, Ings experienced a resurgence at Southampton, tallying an impressive 46 goals. His resurgence earned him a place back in the England national team fold.

1- Aleksandar Mitrovic (2022, Fulham)

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s dominance in the 2021-2022 season was nothing short of extraordinary. His astounding 43 goals and seven assists in 44 games for Fulham rewrote Championship history. Mitrovic’s record-breaking campaign propelled Fulham’s promotion, setting high expectations for his Premier League performance. The Serbia international managed to register 15 goals and four assists in his 28 appearances across all competitions during the following campaign.