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Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation trustee Jobi McAnuff has been named the winner of the prestigious ‘Sir Tom Finney’ Award at the EFL Awards 2022.

The prestigious prize, which is presented to a player who has had an outstanding career and contributed an exceptional amount to the EFL and football in general, has been awarded to the former midfielder, who totaled more than 750 appearances for eight clubs.

McAnuff, who played in all four tiers and captained Reading and Leyton Orient to promotions, becomes the latest recipient of the annual award.

“It’s a massive honour and privilege to receive an award like this.” he said. “To win an individual award after my career is finished – I didn’t win many when I was playing – is special.

“For me, playing football has always been a dream. That’s what kept me going as long as I did and gave me that drive to keep going.

“Professionally, just to be recognised with the nature of the award, it’s a special one. You look at some of the past recipients – people that are held in incredibly high regard in football and in the EFL, which I’ve got a very close affinity to, as well.”

Jobi was presented his award by JE3 Foundation CEO Charlie Edinburgh at the event last night at Grosvenor Hotel in London.

From everyone at the foundation, we would like to congratulate Jobi and thank him for his continued support and the work he does with the foundation.