EFL Young Player of the Month

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The Football League Young Player of the Month is an award for young players in all three divisions of the English Football League. To be eligible players must be under-21 or turn 21 during the current season. It was first awarded in December 2009.[1] Victor Moses of Crystal Palace was the first winner.

List of winners[edit]

Month Year[nb 1] Nationality Player Team Division Age[nb 2] Ref
December 2009.102009  Nigeria Moses, VictorVictor Moses Crystal Palace Championship 19 years, 20 days [2]
January 2009.102010  England Martin, ChrisChris Martin Norwich City League One 21 years, 89 days [2]
February 2009.102010  England Smithies, AlexAlex Smithies Huddersfield Town League One 19 years, 361 days [2]
March 2009.102010  England Austin, CharlieCharlie Austin Swindon Town League One 20 years, 270 days [2]
April 2009.102010  England Wickham, ConnorConnor Wickham Ipswich Town Championship 17 years, 31 days [2]
August 2010.112010  England Baldock, SamSam Baldock Milton Keynes Dons League One 21 years, 170 days [3]
September 2010.112010  England Sordell, MarvinMarvin Sordell Watford Championship 21 years, 226 days [3]
October 2010.112010  England LuaLua, KazengaKazenga LuaLua Brighton & Hove Albion League One 19 years, 326 days [3]
November 2010.112010  England Caulker, StevenSteven Caulker Bristol City Championship 18 years, 337 days [3]
December 2010.112010  England Buckley, WillWill Buckley Watford Championship 21 years, 33 days [3]
January 2010.112011  England Rodriguez, JayJay Rodriguez Burnley Championship 21 years, 188 days [3]
February 2010.112011  England Taylor, JonJon Taylor Shrewsbury Town League Two 18 years, 224 days [3]
March 2010.112011  England McCarthy, AlexAlex McCarthy Reading Championship 21 years, 119 days [3]
April 2010.112011  England Ings, DannyDanny Ings Bournemouth League One 19 years, 16 days [3]
August 2011.122011  England Maguire, HarryHarry Maguire Sheffield United League One 18 years, 180 days [4]
September 2011.122011  England Madine, GaryGary Madine Sheffield Wednesday League One 21 years, 38 days [5]
October 2011.122011  Northern Ireland Kee, BillyBilly Kee Burton Albion League Two 20 years, 335 days [6]
November 2011.122011  England Shelvey, JonjoJonjo Shelvey Blackpool Championship 19 years, 277 days [7]
December 2011.122011  England Powell, NickNick Powell Crewe Alexandra League Two 17 years, 283 days [8]
January 2011.122012  Scotland Phillips, MattMatt Phillips Blackpool Championship 20 years, 325 days [9]
February 2011.122012  Wales Freeman, KieronKieron Freeman Notts County League One 19 years, 356 days [10]
March 2011.122012  Ireland Murray, SeanSean Murray Watford Championship 18 years, 173 days [11]
April 2011.122012  England Freeman, LukeLuke Freeman Stevenage League One 20 years, 40 days [12]
August 2012.132012  England Clayton, MaxMax Clayton Crewe Alexandra League One 18 years, 23 days [13]
September 2012.132012  England Bowerman, GeorgeGeorge Bowerman Walsall League One 20 years, 330 days [14]
October 2012.132012  England Zaha, WilfriedWilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Championship 19 years, 357 days [15]
November 2012.132012  England Hughes, WillWill Hughes Derby County Championship 17 years, 238 days [16]
December 2012.132012  England Darikwa, TendayiTendayi Darikwa Chesterfield League Two 21 years, 19 days [17]
January 2012.132013  Ireland McHugh, CarlCarl McHugh Bradford City League Two 19 years, 362 days [18]
February 2012.132013  England Long, GeorgeGeorge Long Sheffield United League One 19 years, 116 days [19]
March 2012.132013  England Byram, SamSam Byram Leeds United Championship 19 years, 197 days [20]
April 2012.132013  England Chalobah, NathanielNathaniel Chalobah Watford Championship 18 years, 138 days [21]
August 2013.142013  England Assombalonga, BrittBritt Assombalonga Peterborough United League One 20 years, 269 days [22]
September 2013.142013  England Moore, LiamLiam Moore Leicester City Championship 20 years, 243 days [23]
October 2013.142013  England Cousins, JordanJordan Cousins Charlton Athletic Championship 19 years, 240 days [24]
November 2013.142013  England Banks, OllieOllie Banks Chesterfield League Two 21 years, 71 days [25]
December 2013.142013  England Bamford, PatrickPatrick Bamford Milton Keynes Dons League One 20 years, 118 days [26]
January 2013.142014  England Bidwell, JakeJake Bidwell Brentford League One 20 years, 326 days [27]
February 2013.142014  United States Packwood, WillWill Packwood Birmingham City Championship 20 years, 284 days [28]
March 2013.142014  England Jennings, DaleDale Jennings Barnsley Championship 21 years, 101 days [29]
April 2013.142014  England Odubajo, MosesMoses Odubajo Leyton Orient League One 20 years, 277 days [30]
August 2014.152014  England Alli, DeleDele Alli Milton Keynes Dons League One 18 years, 143 days [31]
September 2014.152014  England Ingram, MattMatt Ingram Wycombe Wanderers League Two 20 years, 287 days [32]
October 2014.152014  England Maddison, MarcusMarcus Maddison Peterborough United League One 21 years, 36 days [33]
November 2014.152014  England Mowatt, AlexAlex Mowatt Leeds United Championship 19 years, 291 days [34]
December 2014.152014  England Gray, DemaraiDemarai Gray Birmingham City Championship 18 years, 187 days [35]
January 2014.152015  England Iorfa, DominicDominic Iorfa Wolverhampton Wanderers Championship 19 years, 208 days [36]
February 2014.152015  England Bryan, JoeJoe Bryan Bristol City League One 21 years, 165 days [37]
March 2014.152015  England Harrison, ScottScott Harrison Hartlepool United League Two 21 years, 210 days [38]
April 2014.152015  England Bentley, DanielDaniel Bentley Southend United League Two 21 years, 292 days [39]
August 2015.162015  Scotland Fraser, RyanRyan Fraser Ipswich Town Championship 21 years, 189 days [40][41]
September 2015.162015  England Henry, RicoRico Henry Walsall League One 18 years, 85 days [42]
October 2015.162015  France Dembélé, MoussaMoussa Dembélé Fulham Championship 19 years, 112 days [43]
November 2015.162015  England Anderson, JermaineJermaine Anderson Peterborough United League One 19 years, 199 days [44]
December 2015.162015  Wales Lockyer, TomTom Lockyer Bristol Rovers League Two 21 years, 29 days [45]
January 2015.162016  England Osborn, BenBen Osborn Nottingham Forest Championship 21 years, 180 days [46]
February 2015.162016  Northern Ireland McGeehan, CameronCameron McGeehan Luton Town League Two 20 years, 330 days [47][48]
March 2015.162016  England Watkins, OllieOllie Watkins Exeter City League Two 20 years, 93 days [49][50]
April 2015.162016  England Thompson, BenBen Thompson Millwall League One 20 years, 211 days [51]
August 2016.172016  England Smith, NathanNathan Smith Port Vale League One 20 years, 151 days [52][53]
September 2016.172016  England Abraham, TammyTammy Abraham Bristol City Championship 18 years, 365 days [54][55]
October 2016.172016  England Phillips, KalvinKalvin Phillips Leeds United Championship 20 years, 335 days [56][57]
November 2016.172016  England Mandeville, LiamLiam Mandeville Doncaster Rovers League Two 19 years, 288 days [58][59]
December 2016.172016  England Kent, FrankieFrankie Kent Colchester United League Two 21 years, 41 days [60][61]
January 2016.172017  England Swift, JohnJohn Swift Reading Championship 21 years, 223 days [62][63]
February 2016.172017  England Ledson, RyanRyan Ledson Oxford United League One 19 years, 194 days [64][65]

Awards won by division[edit]

Up to and including the February 2017 award.

Division Wins
Championship 27
League One 25
League Two 14

Awards won by nationality[edit]

Up to and including the February 2017 award.

Country Wins
 England 55
 Ireland 2
 Northern Ireland 2
 Scotland 2
 Wales 2
 France 1
 Nigeria 1
 United States 1

Awards won by club[edit]

Up to and including the February 2017 award.

Club Wins
Watford 4
Bristol City 3
Leeds United 3
Milton Keynes Dons 3
Peterborough United 3
Birmingham City 2
Blackpool 2
Chesterfield 2
Crewe Alexandra 2
Crystal Palace 2
Ipswich Town 2
Reading 2
Sheffield United 2
Walsall 2
Barnsley 1
Bournemouth 1
Bradford City 1
Brentford 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Bristol Rovers 1
Burnley 1
Burton Albion 1
Charlton Athletic 1
Colchester United 1
Derby County 1
Doncaster Rovers 1
Exeter City 1
Fulham 1
Hartlepool United 1
Huddersfield Town 1
Leicester City 1
Leyton Orient 1
Luton Town 1
Millwall 1
Norwich City 1
Nottingham Forest 1
Notts County 1
Oxford United 1
Port Vale 1
Sheffield Wednesday 1
Shrewsbury Town 1
Southend United 1
Stevenage 1
Swindon Town 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Wycombe Wanderers 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Each year in the table is linked to the corresponding football season.
  2. ^ Age at the end of the month awarded

References[edit]

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