Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie has been crowned the Football League's best player in a poll by FourFourTwo magazine.


The 25-year-old, who has scored 11 goals and assisted a further 13 for the table-topping Cherries this season, beat Middlesbrough's Grant Leadbitter and team-mate Callum Wilson to claim the top spot.



Fans from each club in the Championship, League One and League Two were given the chance to vote for their top three - excluding their own players - taking into account this season's form and overall class.


As expected, the Championship's current top three, Bournemouth, Watford and Middlesbrough, boast the most players in the top 50 - three apiece.


The five teams from fourth down to eighth, Norwich, Derby, Ipswich, Brentford and Wolves all share two players each.


The latter's Benik Afobe, who is the Football League's top scorer this season, narrowly makes the cut at No 50 - behind the rest of the Championship's chief goal-getters Daryl Murphy (Ipswich), Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield/Cardiff) and Troy Deeney (Watford).


Cameron Jerome, who has scored 19 goals in all competitions for Norwich this season, is one notable absentee.




A few highlights...


Highest-ranked goalkeeper: Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) - 21st


Highest-ranked defender: Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) - 23rd


Highest-ranked midfielder: Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) - 1st


Highest-ranked striker: Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) - 3rd


Highest-ranked League One player: Dele Alli (MK Dons) - 7th


Highest-ranked League Two player: Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury) - 12th


Total number of Championship players: 31


Total number of League One players: 12


Total number of League Two players: 7




The full list is as follows...


(Championship players are italicised, * denotes player is on loan)


RankNameClub
1Matt RitchieBournemouth
2Grant LeadbitterMiddlesbrough
3Callum WilsonBournemouth
4Troy DeeneyWatford
5Chris MartinDerby County
6Daryl MurphyIpswich Town
7Dele AlliMK Dons*
8Will HughesDerby County
9Massimo LuongoSwindon Town
10Jordan RhodesBlackburn Rovers
11Nathan RedmondNorwich City
12Ryan WoodsShrewsbury Town
13Marc RichardsNorthampton Town
14Patrick BamfordMiddlesbrough*
15Alex PritchardBrentford*
16Odion IghaloWatford
17Matty DoneSheffield United
18Danny MayorBury
19Harry ArterBournemouth
20Ross McCormackFulham
21Keiren WestwoodSheffield Wednesday
22Jay Emmanuel-ThomasBristol City
23Daniel AyalaMiddlesbrough
24Michail AntonioNottingham Forest
25Jed WallacePortsmouth
26Rudy GestedeBlackburn Rovers
27Luke FreemanBristol City
28Jonny HowsonNorwich City
29Almen AbdiWatford
30Jose BaxterSheffield United
31Lewis DunkBrighton & Hove Albion
32Britt AssombalongaNottingham Forest
33Christophe BerraIpswich Town
34Sean ScannellHuddersfield Town
35Andy WilliamsSwindon Town
36Eoin DoyleCardiff City
37Jonathan ForteOldham Athletic
38JotaBrentford
39Reuben ReidPlymouth Argyle
40Johann Berg GudmundssonCharlton Athletic
41Paddy MaddenScunthorpe United
42Joe GarnerPreston North End
43Adam McGurkBurton Albion
44Joe JacobsonWycombe Wanderers
45James HansonBradford City
46Lewis CookLeeds United
47Bakary SakoWolverhampton Wanderers
48Paul GallagherPreston North End*
49Bruno Ecuele MangaCardiff City
50Benik AfobeWolverhampton Wanderers