Teddy Named Championship Player Of The Season

HAMMERS striker Teddy Sheringham has won the Powerade Player of the Season Award in the Coca-Cola Championship.

Sheringham received 36% of the vote in a special fans poll run in conjunction with Powerade and Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday programme. David Nugent came second with 34% and Steven Sidwell was third with 16%.

He scored 20 goals for Alan Pardew's men this season and finished as the Hammers leading scorer in the Championship - a staggering achievement given he is now in his 40th year. His four goals last month also saw him named Powerade Player of the Month for April.

The Powerade Player of the Season shortlist comprised the nine Player of the Month winners in the Coca-Cola Championship. Fans were also given the opportunity to vote for a wild card, a player of their choice who they believed had performed impressively over the course the season.

Powerade Player of the Month winners this season have included some of the Coca-Cola Championship¹s most outstanding players including Reading midfielder Steven Sidwell, Danny Gabbidon of Cardiff and Preston North End¹s David Nugent.

The awards, sponsored by Powerade, the Official Sports Drink of The Football League, are designed to recognise the top performances across the month in each level of the Coca-Cola Football League.

The Powerade Awards panel, chaired by Sky Sports pundit and Coca-Cola Ambassador Chris Kamara, selected the nominees.  The panel also includes Jack Taylor from The Football League who refereed the 1974 World Cup final, Gerry Cox, Chairman of the Football Writers Association and Malcolm Clarke, Chairman of the Football Supporters Federation.

Kamara said: "Teddy has picked up all the club awards at West Ham this season apart from the Young Player of the Year and that says everything about the form he's been in. He still has so much class and quality and to have scored 20 goals in 33 League games is incredible considering he's 39 years old."