Club Profiles

AFC Bournemouth club badge
Arsenal
Aston Villa Club badge
Brentford badge
Brighton and Hove Albion club badge
Burnley FC club badge
Chelsea club badge
Crystal Palace badge
Everton
Liverpool badge
Manchester City badge
Manchester United badge
Newcastle United club badge
Nottingham Forest club badge
Sheffield United badge
Spurs badge
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
PFA Player of the year nominees 2016

PFA Player of the Year

PFA Player of the Year

Premier League badge.

Will Jamie Vardy win the Player of the Season Award?On Sunday the 24th of April, the PFA awards ceremony will take place in London. Most of the best players from the Premier League will be there, including managers, coaches, and all the nominees for the Player of the Year Award. Who will win what? Who are the nominees? Which players will be named in the Premier League Team of the Season? Who will replace Chelsea's Eden Hazard as the PFA's Player of the Year?

"I'm very happy. One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well."  Chelsea's Eden Hazard, PFA Player of the Year 2015.

What is the PFA?

Chelsea's Eden Hazard was last year's winner.The PFA is the Professional Footballers' Association, which is a trade union which looks after the working conditions and rights of professional footballers in England and Wales. The PFA is the oldest professional sport's union in the world. The PFA currently has over 4,000 members who play, or have played in all four professional divisions in the English league. The PFA awards have been going for over 40 years. Each member of the PFA votes for a player, which means the awards are highly valued because other professional footballers vote for the winners. Players cannot vote for players at the same club. The voting takes place in March so the winning players don't always come from the team that wins the League! 

"It is better to be voted by the players - they know everything about football."  Eden Hazard, last year's Player of the Year.

Who are the nominees?

Could Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez win the Player of the Year Award?Six players have been nominated for the Player of the Year Award and it's the current Premier League leaders, Leicester City, who lead the way with three nominees. Three nominations are a strong reflection of Leicester City's amazing and improbable season. The Foxes have already qualified for next season's Champions League and have a seven point advantage over Tottenham Hotspur, with just five matches Premier League matches remaining. Riyad Mahrez has 16 goals and 11 assists this season, and combined, this is more than any player in the Premier League. Harry Kane is the leading goalscorer at the moment, with 22 goals, but Jamie Vardy is just one goal behind the Spurs player in the race for this season's golden boot. N'golo Kante has also had an amazing season in Leicester's midfield. West Ham's Dimitri Payet has scored some amazing free kicks and has been the most important player in West Ham's fine season. Arsenal's Mesut Özil has more assists (18) than any other Premier League player.

Nominations for PFA Player of the Year Award 2016
Nominee Club
Riyad Mahrez Leicester City
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
N'Golo Kante Leicester City
Dimitri Payet West Ham Utd
Jamie Vardy Leicester City
Mesut Özil Arsenal

What other awards are there?

Could Tottenham's Harry Kane win an award?The Team of the Season will be selected at the ceremony and there will also be awards announced for the Women's Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year. Chelsea's Ji So-Yun from South Korea is the favourite to win the women's award for the second consecutive year. In the Young Player of the Year category, there are also six nominees. Harry Kane won it last year and might win it again, but he has competition from his Spurs teammate, Dele Alli. 

Nominations for PFA Young Player of the Year Award 2016
Nominee Club
Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur
Ross Barkley Everton
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
Romelu Lukaku Everton
Jack Butland Stoke City
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

 

Who do you think will win? Let us know in our comments section - click on the 'talk and quiz' section below!

Could West Ham's Dimitri Payet become PFA Player of the Year 2016?

Did you know......?

  • The PFA Player of the Year Award was first presented in 1973/74. Norman Hunter of Leeds Utd was the winner.
  • Only Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have won more than once. 
  • Only Alan Shearer has won the award for two different teams (Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle Utd).
  • Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andy Gray are the only players to win the Young Player Award and main award in the same season.
  • There have been winners from ten different countries.
Do you think Arsenal's Mesut Ozil should win?

Quiz

Please login to take this quiz.

Log in

Form

Vote

What do you think?

  1. Who do you think will be named PFA Player of the Year? Why?
  2. Who do you think will win the Young Player of the Year Award? Why?
  3. Can you name your Premier League Team of the Season?
  4. Is there anybody else that you think should have been nominated?

Leave your message in the comments section below.

Leave a comment

Log in to leave a comment

Komentar

hsn's picture
hsn
23/10/2022
TR
5531
points

Sentence
• Highly annual sales figures were reflection of success after hard competition.
Note
• To hear that footballers have a trade union in U.K. is great. I hope it would be in all countries.


hsn's picture
hsn
23/10/2022 17:05
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5531

Sentence
• Highly annual sales figures were reflection of success after hard competition.
Note
• To hear that footballers have a trade union in U.K. is great. I hope it would be in all countries.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6510
points

I think they should have nominated Wes Morgan for his amazing full season display and defensive stiffness


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020 09:24
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

I think they should have nominated Wes Morgan for his amazing full season display and defensive stiffness

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6510
points

My Team of the Season
Kasper Schmichael
Antonio Valencia Vincent Kompany Wes Morgan Luke Shaw
Riyad Mahrez N'Golo Kante Dimitri Payet Mesut Ozil
Jamie Vardy Harry Kane


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020 09:21
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

My Team of the Season
Kasper Schmichael
Antonio Valencia Vincent Kompany Wes Morgan Luke Shaw
Riyad Mahrez N'Golo Kante Dimitri Payet Mesut Ozil
Jamie Vardy Harry Kane

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6510
points

Young Player of the Year Award should go to Harry Kane again because he is an incredible goalscorer


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020 09:17
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Young Player of the Year Award should go to Harry Kane again because he is an incredible goalscorer

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6510
points

PFA Player of the Year is Riyad Mahrez because of his outstanding contributions to help Leicester win the trophy


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020 09:16
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

PFA Player of the Year is Riyad Mahrez because of his outstanding contributions to help Leicester win the trophy

englishman
18/07/2016
DZ
1734
points

the premier league is Leicester city


englishman
18/07/2016 15:07
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

the premier league is Leicester city

englishman
18/07/2016
DZ
1734
points

I THINK Riyad Mahrez


englishman
18/07/2016 15:05
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

I THINK Riyad Mahrez

Ruslanjon
17/04/2016
UZ
1079
points

I think Vardy will be nominated as the Player of the Year.He is showing amazing results.
I guess Delle Alli will win the Young Player of the Year Award.
Undoubtedly Leicester is the Team of the Season.


Ruslanjon
17/04/2016 13:09
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

I think Vardy will be nominated as the Player of the Year.He is showing amazing results.
I guess Delle Alli will win the Young Player of the Year Award.
Undoubtedly Leicester is the Team of the Season.

Hassan_raja447
17/04/2016
PK
837
points

I think Riyad Mahrez should be named PFA Player of the Year. He has fantastic season with both goals and assists. His skills stun everyone.


Hassan_raja447
17/04/2016 10:46
Pakistan
Liverpool
837

I think Riyad Mahrez should be named PFA Player of the Year. He has fantastic season with both goals and assists. His skills stun everyone.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

The best team is Leicester.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:33
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The best team is Leicester.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Coutinho is the best player in Liverpool this season.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:33
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Coutinho is the best player in Liverpool this season.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

No there is not.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:31
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No there is not.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think it is Coutinho.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:30
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think it is Coutinho.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think it will be Lukako because he scored goals and he is doing well in Everton.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:30
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think it will be Lukako because he scored goals and he is doing well in Everton.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think it will be Mahrez,he scored a lot of goals and made a lot of assists,and he is one of the reasons that led Leicester to the top.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:29
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think it will be Mahrez,he scored a lot of goals and made a lot of assists,and he is one of the reasons that led Leicester to the top.

SalvaGH
15/04/2016
ES
841
points

I really think Riyad Mahrez will win the PFA Player of the Year he has been a key player for Leicester as he has been scoring or assisting almost in very match.
I also believe that Harry Kane will become the best Young Player of this season because he has contributed to Tottenham Hotspur's fantastic performance so far by scoring 22 goals.


SalvaGH
15/04/2016 23:11
Spain
Manchester City
841

I really think Riyad Mahrez will win the PFA Player of the Year he has been a key player for Leicester as he has been scoring or assisting almost in very match.
I also believe that Harry Kane will become the best Young Player of this season because he has contributed to Tottenham Hotspur's fantastic performance so far by scoring 22 goals.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
15/04/2016
DZ
3988
points

I think Mahrez will be named for year 2015 because he got more commitments than any other.
Delli Alli will win the Young Player Award.
Leicester is my Premier League Team of the Season.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
15/04/2016 19:07
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

I think Mahrez will be named for year 2015 because he got more commitments than any other.
Delli Alli will win the Young Player Award.
Leicester is my Premier League Team of the Season.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/04/2016
ME
3557
points

There's no doubt about the best PL team of the season. It is Leicester City! Also, I would nominate Nathan Ake, on a loan to Watford. Truely promissing young player.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/04/2016 17:47
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

There's no doubt about the best PL team of the season. It is Leicester City! Also, I would nominate Nathan Ake, on a loan to Watford. Truely promissing young player.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/04/2016
ME
3557
points

Best young player award might go to Dele Alli from Tott'ham if Kane is not on that list too.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/04/2016 17:40
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Best young player award might go to Dele Alli from Tott'ham if Kane is not on that list too.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/04/2016
ME
3557
points

It is race untill the very end between Vardy and Kane but I would like Vardy to be named PFA player since he established new record and made an amazing success with Leicester.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
15/04/2016 17:36
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It is race untill the very end between Vardy and Kane but I would like Vardy to be named PFA player since he established new record and made an amazing success with Leicester.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
15/04/2016
GH
4768
points

Harrying Kane is most likely to be voted as young player of the year based on the success he has achieved with his team


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
15/04/2016 07:57
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Harrying Kane is most likely to be voted as young player of the year based on the success he has achieved with his team

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
15/04/2016
GH
4768
points

Jamie vardy looks more likely to be voted as PLAN player of the year based on his consistency in scoring goals and hopefully helping his team to hopefully win the league.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
15/04/2016 07:54
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Jamie vardy looks more likely to be voted as PLAN player of the year based on his consistency in scoring goals and hopefully helping his team to hopefully win the league.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016
UA
6287
points

5. The Premier Skills English should definitely be nominated as the Best Linguistically Minded Supporter of Football Fans Award !


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016 07:21
Ukraine
Liverpool
6287

5. The Premier Skills English should definitely be nominated as the Best Linguistically Minded Supporter of Football Fans Award !

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016
UA
6287
points

3. Leicester ! Do not anybody agree ??? :-)


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016 07:18
Ukraine
Liverpool
6287

3. Leicester ! Do not anybody agree ??? :-)

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016
UA
6287
points

2. It will be someone very small in height. :-) That's why he'll be nominated for the YPYA.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016 07:17
Ukraine
Liverpool
6287

2. It will be someone very small in height. :-) That's why he'll be nominated for the YPYA.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016
UA
6287
points

Vardy will be nominated for sure - he's progressing all the time, is good in the England team and Leicester is going to win the PL.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016 07:15
Ukraine
Liverpool
6287

Vardy will be nominated for sure - he's progressing all the time, is good in the England team and Leicester is going to win the PL.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016
UA
6287
points

Rich, Congrats !!! It was THE DAY !


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
15/04/2016 07:07
Ukraine
Liverpool
6287

Rich, Congrats !!! It was THE DAY !

Rich's picture
Rich
15/04/2016
ES
594
points

I think it was possibly the best result in the history of ⚽ and the universe!!!


Rich's picture
Rich
15/04/2016 10:35
Spain
Liverpool
594

I think it was possibly the best result in the history of ⚽ and the universe!!!

admin's picture
admin
15/04/2016
GB
560
points

I saw the score at half time and thought that was that. What a second half! 


admin's picture
admin
15/04/2016 20:45
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

I saw the score at half time and thought that was that. What a second half! 

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6510
2Alex_from_Ukraine6287
3hsn5531
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71520
2Ukraine33376
3Spain28596
4Serbia27294
5Brazil22757
6Albania20578
7Vietnam19978
8Turkey19877
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United142415
2Liverpool110002
3Chelsea89231
4Arsenal85290
5Manchester City57338
6Tottenham Hotspur19068
7Newcastle United10470
8West Ham United7516
9AFC Bournemouth4539
10Crystal Palace4464

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

In this article, you will:

Practise reading.

Learn all about the nominees for this season's PFA Player of the Year Award.

Learn some new vocabulary.

Tips

Recording Vocabulary

How do you keep a record of new vocabulary? There are some great apps you can use on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Here are a couple of suggestions:

  • Evernote is a fantastic tool for storing and categorising vocabulary.
  • Anki is another great tool - you can use it to create flash cards and then test yourself.