Brentford striker Ivan Toney has won the Sky Bet Championship Golden Boot award for the 2020/21 season.
Toney faced stiff competition throughout the season from the 2019 Golden Boot winner Teemu Pukki, and Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong, but the Bees striker’s 31 goals, scored in 3,900 minutes on the field, meant that Toney not only secured the award, but also set a new Championship record for goals scored in a season.
It’s an impressive double for 25-year-old Toney, who also won the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One Golden Boot, proving himself to be one of the best marksmen in the English game.
The award, which takes into account all league games, and does not include Play-Off fixtures, was presented to Toney at full time of the final game of the season – a 3-1 victory over Bristol City - where Brentford confirmed a Play-Off semi-final against Bournemouth.
Toney said: “It means a lot to win this award again. I set out to win it at the start of the season; it hasn’t been won back-to-back for a while so that was something I wanted to do.
“It is a big achievement but one I obviously couldn’t have done without the support of my teammates as well as Thomas Frank and the coaching staff.”
The Sky Bet Championship Golden Glove was won by Swansea City’s Freddie Woodman, who kept 20 clean sheets.
Ivan Toney - 31
Adam Armstrong - 28
Teemu Pukki - 26
Kieffer Moore - 20
Lucas Joao - 19
Andre Ayew - 16