Tottenham Hotspur had a strong presence at the 2017 London Football Awards, and two Spurs players walked away with trophies. Dele Alli won the Young Footballer of the Year award and Hugo Lloris took home the Goalkeeper of the Year award at the event on Thursday, which honors outstanding footballers playing in the city of London.
Congrats to @Dele_Alli (Young Player of the Year) & Hugo (Goalkeeper of the Year) who have both been crowned at the London Football Awards! pic.twitter.com/ArP6ScdDxk— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 2, 2017
For Alli, it’s the second consecutive year that he’s taken home this award. It’s deserved, too: Alli has 12 Premier League goals this season and 14 total in all competitions. The January winner of the Premier League Player of the Month award, Alli has been on a tear this season, scoring nine goals and dishing out two assists in his last ten matches.
Alli won the award over Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin & Alex Iwobi, Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon, and Ademola Lookman, formerly of Charlton, now with Everton.
Hugo Lloris has been one of the best keepers in the Premier League this season, conceding a league-best 17 goals in 2015 minutes of competition, with 23 clean sheets. The French international is a big reason why Spurs have the best defensive record in the league and are undefeated this season at White Hart Lane.
Lloris won over a field that included Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Alex Smithies (QPR), Darren Randolph (West Ham) and Tottenham academy graduate Jordan Archer (Millwall).
Elsewhere, Alli was also nominated for Premier League Footballer of the Year along with teammate Danny Rose, Alexis Sanchez, and Diego Costa, but lost out to Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante. Mauricio Pochettino was also nominated for Manager of the Year, losing out to Antonio Conte.