The winners of the 2007/08 PUMA Golden Boot and PUMA Golden Glove awards have been announced. The leading scorers and shot-stoppers from all three divisions of The Football League are set to receive specially designed golden trophies to mark their respective achievements in all competitions this season.
The winner of the Golden Boot for the Championship is Wolverhampton Wanderers' prolific striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. The ex-Manchester United player has notched 25 goals this season, including 13 for previous club Plymouth Argyle before his move to Molineux in the January transfer window.
The Golden Glove goes to West Bromwich Albion's veteran keeper Dean Kiely who recorded 18 clean sheets, as he helped the Baggies clinch the Coca-Cola Championship title.
In League 1, Trinidad & Tobago star Jason Scotland added a Golden Boot to his winner's medal by scoring 28 goals for Swansea City. Whilst Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Paul Smith, runner-up 12 months ago, recorded 25 clean sheets to help his side secure Championship football next term.
Peterborough United's Aaron McLean registered 33 goals in his first full season at London Road to take the League 2 Golden Boot. Milton Keynes Dons' French goalkeeper Willy Gueret won the League 2 Golden Glove award with 23 shut-outs as his side stormed to a League and Johnstone's Paint Trophy double.
In announcing the PUMA Golden Boot and Golden Glove Award winners, Lord Mawhinney, Chairman of The Football League, said:
"Goalscorers and Goalkeepers are frequently the difference between success and failure in football. Each of these winners has made an enormous contribution to their club this season and they fully deserve this extra recognition."
Richard Callaway, Teamsports Marketing Manager at PUMA UK, added:
"Strikers and goalkeepers can often win a match for their team with a last minute goal or breathtaking save. These accolades give us an opportunity to reward players of all levels - congratulations to all of the winners."
Goals and clean sheets in The Coca-Cola Football League, Carling Cup, Johnstone's Paint Trophy and FA Cup sponsored by E.ON have all counted towards the PUMA Golden Boot and Golden Glove awards.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake - Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 goals
Kevin Phillips - West Bromwich Albion 24
James Beattie - Sheffield United 22
Stern John - Southampton 19
Jason Scotland - Swansea 28 goals
Jermaine Beckford - Leeds United 20
Nicky Forster - Brighton and Hove Albion 19
Rickie Lambert - Bristol Rovers 19
Adam Boyd - Leyton Orient 17
Aaron Mclean - Peterborough United 33
Jack Lester - Chesterfield 27
Scott McGleish - Wycombe Wanderers 26
Andy Bishop - Bury 25
Michael Boulding - Mansfield Town 25
Dean Kiely - West Bromwich Albion 18 clean sheets
Wayne Hennessey - Wolverhampton Wanderers 17
Boaz Myhill - Hull City 16
Adriano Basso - Bristol City 14
Lee Camp - Queens Park Rangers 14
Paddy Kenny - Sheffield United 14
Paul Smith - Nottingham Forest 25 clean sheets
Casper Ankergren - Leeds United 22
Dorus De Vries - Swansea City 22
Neil Sullivan - Doncaster Rovers 21
Clayton Ince - Walsall 19
Keiren Westwood - Carlisle United 19
Willy Gueret - Milton Keynes Dons 23 clean sheets
Wayne Brown - Hereford United 21
David Stockdale - Darlington 19
Frank Fielding - Wycombe Wanderers 15
Joe Lewis - Peterborough United 15