A total of 12 players started every single Championship game last season and they simply have to be given a big, big mention. These consistent performers are the type of player every squad needs and they played big roles in their respective clubs seasons.
Richard Keogh, Jason Shackell (both Derby), Dean Lewington (MK Dons), David Button (Brentford), David Stockdale, Bruno (both Brighton), Nedum Onuoha (QPR), Tom Heaton, Scott Arfield, Ben Mee (all Burnley), Michael Morrison (Birmingham), Dimi Konstantopoulos (Middlesbrough).
Most represented player nationality (except British) – France
There was actually the same amount of French players used in the Championship than Welsh players funnily enough.
Obvious, most are English, and Republic of Ireland and Scotland are somewhat behind but on similar numbers.
A few countries only had one participant of their country playing at this level, so we’ll give a couple of them a cheeky mention! Oman, Bermuda, Mali, Angola, Cameroon and Latvia.
Most assists – Alan Judge (Brentford)
Congratulations to Republic of Ireland international and Brentford forward Alan Judge for winning this category. He set up eleven goals for his team-mates, who will be hoping he quickly recovers from serious injury as soon as possible.
The only other man to reach double figures is a player from a club that were relegated. Charlton’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson was one of the bright lights in a very below-par Charlton side, but he could hold his held higher than most.
Ross McCormack, Freddie Sears and Chris Martin are then locked together on nine assists.
Oldest goalscorer – Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers)
We thought we would give the final word to the old guys of the Championship. We know what a relentless league this is, so lets bare a thought for the older leagues that trudge up and down the pitch!
Emile Heskey may have been released by Bolton but he ended the season as the oldest top scorer at the age of 38. He narrowly edged Birmingham’s Paul Robinson, who netted at the age of 37.
Notable mentions must also go to 36-year-olds Clint Hill and Aaron Wilbraham from QPR and Bristol City respectively.