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List of PFA winners? Past PFA Player of the Year Award Winners list? The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) was formed way back in 1908 and is one of the oldest football associations. The association was formed to protect the rights of the English professional football players.
The PFA Player of the year award was introduced back in 1974 and has since been a tradition until today. 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.
PFA releases a short list of the best performing players in April every year. PFA short list is sent to all the 20 clubs in the Premier League so that they can vote for their nominee. PFA winner is announced on the last Sunday of April every year.
Let’s now look at the list of the Winners of the PFA Player of The Year since its establishment in 1974. Here is a full list of PFA player of the year winners
|2016||Riyad Mahrez||France||Leicester City|
|2012||Robin van Persie||Netherlands||Manchester United|
|2010||Wayne Rooney||England||Manchester United|
|2009||Ryan Giggs||Wales||Manchester United|
|2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Manchester United|
|2007||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Manchester United|
|2002||Ruud van Nistelrooy||Holland||Manchester United|
|2001||Teddy Sheringham||England||Manchester United|
|2000||Roy Keane||Irland||Manchester United|
|1997||Alan Shearer||England||Newcastle United|
|1996||Les Ferdinand||Great Britain||Newcastle United|
|1995||Alan Shearer||Great Britain||Blackburn Rovers|
|1994||Eric Cantona||France||Manchester United|
|1993||Paul McGrath||Ireland||Aston Villa|
|1992||Gary Pallister||England||Manchester United|
|1991||Mark Hughes||Wales||Manchester United|
|1990||David Platt||England||Aston Villa|
|1989||Mark Hughes||Wales||Manchester United|
|1981||John Wark||Scotland||Ipswich Town|
|1978||Peter Shilton||England||Nottingham Forest|
|1977||Andy Gray||Scotland||Aston Villa|
|1976||Pat Jennings||Northern Ireland||Tottenham|
|1975||Colin Todd||England||Derby County|
|1974||Norman Hunter||England||Leeds United|
Since the start of the PFA Player of the year award, only six players have won it more than once. 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.
PFA player of the year 2017? Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Harry Kane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez all nominated to PFA Player of the Year 2017.
PFA player of the year 2016? Kane, Ozil, Vardy and Mahrez all nominated to PFA Player of the Year 2016. See all the PFA player of the year 2016 nominees.