Legends from either side of the city were among those honoured at our Star and Green ‘Un Football Awards evening last night.
Chris Waddle and Alan Hodgkinson featured on the roll of honour during the glittering evening staged, in association with Costco Wholesale, at the Double Tree by Hilton at Meadowhead.
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Former Owls star Chris became the second entrant in our Hall of Fame following on Tony Currie last year.
Meanwhile, some 60 years in the game were acknowledged when the popular Hodgkinson received the Derek Dooley Lifetime Achievement Award.
‘Hodgy’ made over 700 appearances for the Blades, was capped by England and spent many years coaching at the top level before retiring.
And Alan was delighted to see current Blades keeper, George Long, named the Young Player of the Year.
Player of the Year awards for each of our Big Six clubs were: Sheffield United - Neill Collins; Wednesday - Chris Kirkland; Barnsley - David Perkins; Doncaster Rovers - Rob Jones; Rotherham United - Daniel Nardiello; Chesterfield - Nathan Smith.
The Manager of the Year was Steve Evans whose Rotherham United side stand on the brink of promotion.
The Team of the Year was Doncaster Rovers.
Our Special Award went to the widow and family of referee Roger Evans for their campaign to provide life-saving defibrillators for local sport.
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