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City quartet up for NWFA awards

Ruben Dias, Chloe Kelly, Lauren Hemp and Romeo Lavia have all been nominated for individual prizes at the upcoming North West Football Awards.

Dias is in with a chance of claiming another individual prize to cap off what was a truly memorable debut campaign.


The Portuguese international has already been voted FWA Footballer of the Year, Premier League Player of the Season, Etihad Player of the Season and UEFA Champions League Defender of the Season for his 2020-21 exploits and is now up for the NWFA Premier League Player of the Season award.

Kelly also enjoyed an outstanding debut campaign at the Academy Stadium and, having already been voted SCM Player of the Year, has been further recognised by making the seven-player shortlist for the NWFA Women’s Player of the Season award.

Lauren Hemp, who was named in the Women’s Super League Team of the Year alongside Kelly, is up for the Women’s Rising Star gong after grabbing ten goals in 23 matches from the wing across the 2020-21 campaign.

And Elite Development Squad midfielder Romeo Lavia is up for the Men’s version of the award, fresh from being voted as the EDS Player of the Season for his contribution in our Young Blues’ inaugural Premier League 2 title triumph.

Supporters can show their support for our City stars in the public vote by clicking here.

A judging panel comprised of journalists, ambassadors and former professionals will also have their say.

The awards ceremony is set to take place on Monday 22 November.