Former Reading FC captain Jobi McAnuff won the prestigious Sir Tom Finney Award at the 2022 EFL Awards.

Given to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the EFL, and football in general, McAnuff was awarded the prize at the evening ceremony in London on Sunday, April 24.

The wide-midfielder made more than 750 appearances across his 21-year career, which included more than 200 appearances in five years for the Royals.

As well as a playing for eight clubs, his legacy extends off of the pitch.

Spending six seasons with London-side Leyton Orient, the 40-year-old stepped up when the O's tragically lost promotion-winning manager Justin Edinburgh when he suffered a cardiac arrest aged just 49, not long after guiding the club back to the Football League.

Now pursuing a career in media, regularly appearing on Sky Sports' coverage of the Football League, McAnuff has devoted his life to football and has now been rewarded.

Speaking at the ceremony, the 2012 Championship winning captain said: "

"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 the football and in the EFL, which I've got a very close affinity to, as well."