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How Twitter reacted as Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon enjoyed historic EFL awards night

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How Twitter reacted as Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon enjoyed historic EFL awards night

The teenager claimed both the EFL Player and Young Player of the Year awards.

On Sunday night, 17-year-old Fulham phenom Ryan Sessegnon was treated to one of the best experiences of his career at the EFL Awards night.

The young winger collected the Championship Player of the Year Award, beating out top-quality competition from Wolves’ Ruben Neves and Fulham teammate Tom Cairney. It was an incredible feat for a teenager; but Sessegnon was far from done.

Along with the Player of the Year, the Under-23 England international won the EFL Young Player of the Year, the Championship Apprentice of the Year Award, and was named in the EFL Club Developed XI and the EFL Team of the Season.

The awards come on the heels of a tremendous second full season for Sessegnon in the Fulham first team. After breaking on to the scene as a 16-year-old left back in August 2016, the Englishman has taken the league by storm.

He has started all but one of Fulham’s 42 league matches this season, and even after playing the first half of the season as a defender, he has bagged a stunning 14 goals. He has also chipped in with six assists; all marvellous statistics for a youngster in such a physically demanding league.

Fulham’s official Twitter posted the image of night, featuring a gleaming Sessegnon struggling to hold his ridiculous trophy haul.

And the statistics backed up his Championship Player of the Year accolade, although Wolves supporters were furious Neves did not take home the award.

Sessegnon’s Fulham teammates, including his twin brother Steven, were quick to congratulate the 17-year-old on his memorable night of awards.

And Fulham supporters were keen to revel in their star winger’s success, even drawing comparisons to a certain Barcelona star.

And supporters were keen to recognise Sessegnon’s remarkable success would never have happened if he had departed Craven Cottage earlier this season.

What a future Ryan Sessegnon has ahead of him.

Max Cohen

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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