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2016 PFA Player of the year Award Nominees? Which players have been nominated for the PFA Player of the year?
The PFA Shortlist for Premier League Player of the year and PFA young player of the year have been announced and Leicester City trio Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante have all made the six-man shortlist to win the award.
Tottenham’s starlet Dale Alli has been nominated for the Young player of the year alongside team-mate Harry Kane.
What are PFA player of the year awards? The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) was formed way back in 1908. It is an association which was formed to protect the rights of the English professional players and is one of the oldest running association. The PFA Player of the year was introduced back in 1974 and has since been a tradition till now. The Player of the year is awarded each year in the first division (now known as the Premier League) by the PFA to the best performing player in the league.
n April every year, PFA releases a short list of the best performing players which is sent to all the 20 clubs in the Premier League so that they can vote for their nominee and the winner is announced on the last Sunday of April.
Since the start of the PFA Player of the year award, only six players have won it more than once and these are Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Mark Hughes and Kevin Keegan. So Far, only 18 English players have won the award and Wayne Rooney was the last English player to win the Award (PFA Player of The Year) in 2009.
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The Premier League announced their ” PFA player of the year” and ” PFA young player of the year”. The awards will be handed out before the end of the season on 24th April, 2016 in London.
Leicester player have dominated the list after the brilliant season they have had with players like club top scorer Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante making the six-man shortlist. Other players nominated for the PFA player of the year are Harry Kane ( Also nominated for PFA young player of the year), Dimitri Payet and Mesut Ozil. While Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Philipe Coutinho, Ross Barkley and Jack Butland have been nominated for the PFA young player of the year. Jack Butland is the only goalkeeper on the list.
List of the PFA Player of The Year & PFA Young Player of The Year Award Nominees. Below is the list of the 2016 PFA player of the year and young player of the year. Enjoy.
|NO#||PFA Player of the Year||PFA Young Player of the year|
|1||Riyad Mehrez (Leicester City)||Dale Alli (Tottenham)|
|2||Harry Kane (Tottenham)||Jack Butland (Stoke City)|
|3||Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)||Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)|
|4||N’Golo Kante (Leicester City)||Harry Kane (Tottenham)|
|5||Dimitri Payet (West Ham)||Ross Barkley (Everton)|
|6||Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)||Romelu Lakuku (Everton)|
Who are the favorites to win the PFA player of the year and young player of the year?
Who is the favorite to win the PFA player of the year? Jamie Vardy? Harry Kane? well, let’s find out. Leicester City winger and play maker is a clear favorite to the PFA player of the year beating team mates Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante to the award. The Moroccan winger has been brilliant this season scoring 16 goals and providing 10 assists in the Premier League for the foxes.
Who is Favorite to win the PFA Young Player of The Year? Harry Kane is the player i think is favorite to win the young player of the year for a second year running beating team-mate Dale Alli who has also been brilliant this season. The Tottenham striker has scored 24 Premier League goals this season and is on the verge of winning the Premier League golden boot. Also have a look at LIST: Premier League Golden Boot Winners – All Time Past Winners