Daniel Taylor picked up two major prizes at Monday nights prestigious Sports Journalists Association awards for his reporting of the football abuse scandal, being named football journalist of the year and winning scoop of the year.
Taylors original Guardian story, published in November, led to the reporting of hundreds of historical allegations of sexual abuse. Last month detectives were examining possible attacks on 526 people, with investigations by 20 police forces who had identified 184 potential suspects and 248 affected clubs at all levels of the game.
Judges said he wrote the football story of the year, one which made headlines across all media. They added it was a huge story with vast and far-reaching consequences well beyond the sport itself and paid tribute to his superb, sensitive, powerful journalism.
In a very competitive category, the winners insight and revelations about the sex scandal that has besmirched football was explosive and challenging, the judges added.