How Leeds United teen Archie Gray joined Gareth Bale and Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham on EFL awards night

Leeds United swept up a series of honours at the annual EFL Awards ceremony in London on Sunday night but few were celebrated more than Archie Gray being recognised as the Championship Young Player of the Year.

After 4,000 minutes across all competitions in his debut season, Gray was named EFL Championship Young Player of the Year, a month on from celebrating his 18th birthday. The Leeds midfielder has featured in the middle of the park as well as at right-back under Daniel Farke and was grateful for his double at the awards ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Gray also won EFL Championship Apprentice of the Year as Leeds teammate Crysencio Summerville was named Championship Player of the Year, and alongside Ethan Ampadu and Georginio Rutter in the Championship Team of the Year.

In winning the Young Player award, Gray joins an exclusive list of well-established stars of the modern game including former Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and current ‘Galactico’ Jude Bellingham. Like Gray, the latter also notched Young Player of the Year and EFL Apprentice honours during the 2019/20 campaign.

Here is every winner since the award’s inception in 2006.

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