At the London Football Awards held at the Battersea Evolution on Thursday, John Terry, Dimitri Payet, Petr Cech, Dele Alli were among the stars recognized.
Chelsea captain John Terry who is probably playing his last season at the London club won the Outstanding Contribution to London Football Award as former teammate Petr Cech scoop the gong of London Goalkeeper of the Year.
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) March 3, 2016
Tottenham’s 19-year-old midfield sensation Dele Alli was named the Young Player of the Year for his impressive displays which has earned him a call up to the national team while West Ham winger Dimitri Payet beat Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil to the award of the Premier League Player of the Year in his debut season in England.
The French international has been in scintillating form since joining West Ham from Marseille — scoring seven goals and six assists to help push West Ham into sixth place on the log.
Mauricio Pochetino’ s transformation of Tottenham into one of the best teams in England has won him the award of the London Manager of the Year — The North London club currently sits second on the table — fighting to win their first title in 55 years.
Chelsea’s Eniola Aluko also won the London Women’s Player of the Year after helping the Blues Ladies to an unprecedented Double in 2015 while Fulham’s Moussa Dembele won Football League Player of the Year.
Bob Wilson, the former Arsenal goalkeeper whose Willow Foundation charity organised the evening in Battersea presented the Outstanding Contribution Award to John Terry.
The evening made an incredible £200,000 for the Willow Foundation, which provides special days and events for seriously ill young adults.
LONDON FOOTBALL AWARDS
Outstanding contribution – John Terry
Player of the Year – Dimitri Payet
Young Player of the Year – Dele Alli
Goalkeeper of the Year – Petr Cech
Manager of the Year – Mauricio Pochettino
Football League Player of the Year – Moussa Dembele
Women’s Player of the Year – Eniola Aluko