MATCH takes a closer look at who’s been tearing it up this season in the Football League! These stars could go on to bigger things!

50 Paudie O’Connor

Bradford * CB

49 Ian Henderson

Salford * CF

48 Ricardo Santos

Bolton * CB

47 Dylan Bahamboula

Oldham * AM

46 Callum Guy

Carlisle * DM

45 David Worrall

Port Vale * AM

44 Matt Jay

Exeter * FW

43 Jamille Matt

Forest Green * FW

42 James Vaughan

Tranmere * FW

41 Paul Mullin

Cambridge * ST

40 John Marquis

Portsmouth * CF

39 Jerry Yates

Blackpool * CF

38 George Honeyman

Hull City * AM

37 Jorge Grant

Lincoln * AM

36 Siriki Dembele

Peterborough * CF

LEAGUE 2 PLAYER OF THE SEASON 2020-21

Paul Mullin

Cambridge United

FACT FILE!
POSITION…Striker
AGE…26
VALUE…£68,000
FORMER CLUBS…Huddersfield, Vauxhall Motors, Morecambe, Swindon & Tranmere
TOP SKILL…Scoring goals for fun!
BOOTS…Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Club MG
DID YOU KNOW?
Mullin broke the club’s record for most goals scored in a single season!

EFL BREAKOUT STAR 2020-21

Harvey Elliott

Blackburn (On loan from Liverpool)

FACT FILE!
POSITION…Winger
AGE…18
VALUE…£13.5 million
FORMER CLUBS…Fulham
TOP SKILL…Beating defenders for fun!
BOOTS…Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII – Laser Orange/White
DID YOU KNOW?
He’s only made two appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool! 

35 Robert Atkinson

Oxford * CB

34 Charlie Wyke

Sunderland * CF

33 Aiden McGeady

Sunderland * LW

32 Vadaine Oliver

Gillingham * FW

31 Jonson Clarke-Harris

Peterborough * CF 

30 Sean Morrison

Cardiff * CB

29 Will Hughes

Watford * CM

28 Marc Guehi

Swansea * CB

27 Harry Wilson

Cardiff * RW

26 Omar Richards

Reading * LB

25 Harry Souttar

Stoke * CB

24 Kieffer Moore

Cardiff * CF

23 Jed Wallace

Millwall * RW

LEAGUE ONE PLAYER OF THE SEASON 2020-21

Jonson Clarke-Harris

Peterborough United

FACT FILE!
POSITION…Centre-forward
AGE…26
VALUE…£225,000
FORMER CLUBS…Coventry, Southend, Bury, Oldham, Rotherham, MK Dons, Doncaster & Bristol Rovers
TOP SKILL…Staying ice-cool in front of goal!
BOOTS…Nike Phantom Venom Elite AG-Pro
DID YOU KNOW?
He’d never scored over 20 goals in a single campaign before this season!

22 James Garner

Nott’m Forest * DM

21 Ovie Ejaria

Reading * CM

20 Michal Helik

Barnsley * CB

19 Ben Gibson

Norwich * CB

18 Joao Pedro

Watford * CF

17 Harvey Elliott

Blackburn * RW

16 Tim Krul

Norwich * GK

15 Arnaut Danjuma

Bournemouth * LW

14 Todd Cantwell

Norwich * LM

13 David Brooks

Bournemouth * RW

12 Oliver Skipp

Norwich * DM

11 Nick Powell

Stoke * AM

EFL BEST DEFENDER 2020-21

Max Aarons

Norwich City

FACT FILE!
POSITION…Right-back
AGE…21
VALUE…£18 million
FORMER CLUBS…Luton Town
TOP SKILL…Getting up and down the wing with his electric pace!
BOOTS…adidas X19+
DID YOU KNOW?
He could join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich this summer!

EFL WONDERKID 2020-21

Michael Olise

Reading

FACT FILE!

POSITION…Midfielder
AGE…19
VALUE…£10.8 million
FORMER CLUBS…Chelsea & Man. City
TOP SKILL…Getting out of tight spaces using his sick skills!
BOOTS…Nike Phantom GT Elite
DID YOU KNOW?
He has been compared to Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish!

EFL SURPRISE STAR 2020-21

Michal Helik

Barnsley

FACT FILE!
POSITION…Centre-back
AGE…25
VALUE…£2.25 million
FORMER CLUBS…Ruch Chorzow & Cracovia
TOP SKILL…Dominating in the air at both ends of the pitch!
BOOTS…adidas Nemeziz .1
DID YOU KNOW?
He made his debut for Poland in March!

10 Max Aarons

Norwich * RB

9 Bryan Mbeumo

Brentford * RW

8 Ismaila Sarr

Watford * RW

7 Michael Olise

Reading * AM

6 Andre Ayew

Swansea * CF

5 Adam Armstrong

Blackburn * CF

4 Lucas Joao

Reading * CF

3 Teemu Pukki

Norwich * CF

2 Ivan Toney

Brentford * ST

1 Emiliano Buendia

Norwich * RW

EFL BEST SIGNING 2020-21

Ivan Toney

Brentford

FACT FILE!
POSITION…Striker
AGE…25
VALUE…£16.2 million
FORMER CLUBS…Northampton, Newcastle, Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Scunthorpe, Wigan & Peterborough
TOP SKILL…Causing defenders nightmares with his direct runs into space!
BOOTS…adidas X 17+
DID YOU KNOW?
He’s set to win back-to-back Golden Boots in League One and the Championship!

EFL BEST MIDFIELDER 2020-21

Emiliano Buendia

Norwich

FACT FILE!
POSITION…24
AGE…Midfielder
VALUE…£20 million
FORMER CLUBS…Getafe & Cultural Leonesa
TOP SKILL…Pulling the strings from midfield!
BOOTS…adidas X Ghosted+
DID YOU KNOW?
In January, Buendia had created more chances than any other player in the top five leagues in Europe!