The Golden Ball Award in partnership with Mitre was presented to AFC Wrexham’s Paul Mullin after the Emirates FA Cup Final to recognise him as the competition’s top scorer.
The award was established last season to commemorate the top scorer from the extra preliminary round through to the Final, and Mullin became its second winner after scoring nine goals during Wrexham’s run through to the fourth round.
The forward and his family were invited to Wembley Stadium connected by EE as guests of the FA, and he collected the award after seeing Manchester City lift the competition’s other trophy.
Our director of professional game relations, Andy Ambler, said: “This competition is unique because it gives clubs and players across the pyramid the chance to test themselves against the very best, and come out on top.
“It’s no secret how special this season has been for Paul and Wrexham, and we were delighted to cap it off by inviting him to Wembley Stadium to receive his award and enjoy an historic Final.”
Mullin added: “This season has been unforgettable, and receiving this award at today’s Final was the icing on the cake. Every kid wants to play in the Emirates FA Cup growing up, and to become the top scorer is a really proud moment for me and my family.”