Tottenham Hotspur won’t be winning any team honors this year, but two of their players have won individual awards again this year. Harry Kane and Erik Lamela were both winners at the annual London Football Awards today.
Harry Kane took the prize for Premier League Player of the Year, and the only real question was whether Kane would win or Son Heung-Min.
Kane currently has 21 Premier League goals and 13 assists with five matches remaining in the season; he’s the current league leader in both categories. He’s having a fantastic season, one of the best all-around performances of his career and is without a doubt the best player not only in London, but one of the best in the world.
Lamela won the LFA Goal of the Season award for... you guessed it — that wild nutmeg rabona goal in the North London Derby. We won’t talk about what happened in the rest of that match because it’s utterly irrelevant to Lamela actually winning this award, amirite?
YOU VOTED. THE RESULTS ARE IN!— London Football Awards (@TheLFAOfficial) April 27, 2021
Taking the top spot for the #LFA21 fan-voted Goal of the Season is @ErikLamela!
The cheeky 'Rabona' past the keeper has secured Lamela's place in the LFA GOTS history! pic.twitter.com/fEAXwLYNuv
Elsewhere, West Ham also did well in this year’s awards. David Moyes took home Manager of the Year for the Hammers’ excellent improvement this season, while Lukasz Fabianski won Goalkeeper of the Year. Chelsea Women’s Fran Kirby won the FA Women’s Super League Player of the Year, while her teammate Niamh Charles won the Women’s Young Player of the Year, a category that included Tottenham’s Angela Addison.
The London Football Awards are relatively new on the scene, but seek to highlight the best footballers who ply their trade within the M25 motorway. The awards benefit Willow, a charitable foundation that benefits “psychological and emotional support for seiously ill 16- to 40-year olds through the provision of special day experiences.”