Sheffield United The Star’s team of the year and Billy Sharp takes the Golden Boot

The Star's Golden Boot winner Billy Sharp and his League One championship-wining   Sheffield United team mates  celebrate after the match at MK Dons. Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage
The Star's Golden Boot winner Billy Sharp and his League One championship-wining Sheffield United team mates celebrate after the match at MK Dons. Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage
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Sheffield United were the big winners as the best and brightest of our six clubs gathered for the 11th annual Star Football Awards last night.

The Blades claimed team of the year while boss Chris Wilder was named manager of the year after United powered to promotion and the League One title.

Striker Billy Sharp claimed the Golden Boot for his 29 goal haul.

And Sharp was also named joint Blades player of the year alongside midfielder John Fleck at the ceremony at the DoubleTree Hilton.

As they prepare to celebrate their 150th anniversary, Sheffield Wednesday were presented with the Special Award for their contribution to football.

Midfielder Sam Hutchinson claimed the Owls player of the year prize.

Blades legend Brian Deane became the sixth man to be inducted into the Star Football Hall of Fame.

And ex-United manager Dave Bassett was handed the Lifetime Achievement award.

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom was the inaugural winner of the Outstanding Achievement award for his brilliant run in charge of the Reds.

Defender Marc Roberts earned the Barnsley player of the year.

Doncaster Rovers striker Liam Mandeville claimed the young player of the year prize for his breakout performance this season.

Team mate John Marquis won the Rovers player of the year award.

Tom Adeyemi was named Rotherham United player of the year while the Chesterfield prize when to Ian Evatt.

* See Monday’s Star for an eight-page pull-out detailing the 2017 Star Football Awards.

* United’s promotion special pull-out is free with The Star tomorrow (Friday).