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Steven Gerrard of Liverpool was the inaugural winner of this award in 2001

The Professional Footballers' Association Fans' Player of the Year (often called the PFA Fans' Player of the Year, or simply the Fans' Player of the Year) award is given to footballers in the top four flights of English football, the Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two.[1]

The shortlist is compiled by the members of the Professional Footballers' Association (the PFA), and then the winner is voted for by the fans of the league.

The award was first given in 2001, and was won by Steven Gerrard, Chris Bart-Williams, Brian Tinnion and Bobby Zamora, of Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively.

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List of winnersEdit

Highlighted players won the award for a second time.

2001Edit

League Player Club Notes
FA Premiership   Steven Gerrard Liverpool First winner of the award in the FA Premiership
Winning the award in addition to the Young Player of the Year award
First Division   Chris Bart-Williams Nottingham Forest First winner of the award in the First Division
Second Division   Brian Tinnion Bristol City First winner of the award in the Second Division
Third Division   Bobby Zamora Brighton & Hove Albion First winner of the award in the Third Division

2002Edit

League Player Club Notes
FA Premiership   Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United First winner of the award from outside of England
First winner of the award from outside of Great Britain
First winner of the award from outside of the United Kingdom
First winner of the award from outside of the British Isles
Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award
First Division   Dean Sturridge Wolverhampton Wanderers
Second Division   Bobby Zamora Brighton & Hove Albion First two-time winner of the award
First two-time winner of the award in two different leagues
Third Division   Matthew Taylor Luton Town

2003Edit

League Player Club Notes
FA Premiership   Thierry Henry Arsenal Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
First Division   Linvoy Primus Portsmouth
Second Division   Robert Earnshaw Cardiff City
Third Division   Leon Britton Swansea City

2004Edit

League Player Club Notes
FA Premiership   Thierry Henry Arsenal First winner of the award for two consecutive seasons
First player to win three awards for two consecutive seasons
Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
First Division   Darren Huckerby Norwich City
Second Division   Neil Moss Bournemouth
Third Division   Lee Harper Northampton Town

2005Edit

League Player Club Notes
FA Premier League   Frank Lampard Chelsea Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
Championship   Paul McKenna Preston North End
League One   Keith Southern Blackpool
League Two   Adam Barrett Southend United

2006Edit

League Player Club Notes
FA Premier League   Wayne Rooney Manchester United Winning the award in addition to the Young Player of the Year award
Championship   Kevin Doyle Reading
League One   Darryl Flahavan Southend United
League Two   Karl Hawley Carlisle United

2007Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United First player to win all four main awards in the same year
First player to win all three PFA awards in the same year
Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the Young Player of the Year award
Championship   Matthew Murray Wolverhampton Wanderers
League One   Billy Sharp Scunthorpe United
League Two   Lee Peacock Swindon Town

2008Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
Championship   James Beattie Sheffield United
League One   Jay Simpson Millwall (on loan from Arsenal) First winner of award whilst on loan at another club
League Two   Jack Lester Chesterfield

2009Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Steven Gerrard Liverpool Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
Championship   Marcus Tudgay Sheffield Wednesday
League One   Jermaine Beckford Leeds United
League Two   Jordan Rhodes Brentford (On loan from Ipswich Town)

2010Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Wayne Rooney Manchester United Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
Championship   Graham Dorrans West Bromwich Albion
League One   Rickie Lambert Southampton
League Two   Kasper Schmeichel Notts County

2011Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Raul Meireles Liverpool
Championship   Danny Graham Watford
League One   Peter Clarke Huddersfield Town
League Two   Cody McDonald Gillingham

2012Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Robin van Persie Arsenal Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
Championship   Jay Rodriguez Burnley
League One   José Semedo Sheffield Wednesday
League Two   Lewis Grabban Rotherham United

2013Edit

2014Edit

2015Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

2016Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award[2]
Championship   Daniel Ayala Middlesbrough
League One   Will Grigg Wigan Athletic
League Two   Graham Carey Plymouth Argyle

2017Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur [3]
Championship   Dwight Gayle Newcastle United
League One   David Wheater Bolton Wanderers
League Two   Enda Stevens Portsmouth

2018Edit

League Player Club Notes
Premier League   Mohamed Salah Liverpool Winning the award in addition to the Players' Player of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the FWA Footballer of the Year award
Winning the award in addition to the FSF Player of the Year Award award
Winning the award in addition to the Premier League Player of the Season award
Championship   Ryan Sessegnon Fulham
League One   Bradley Dack Blackburn Rovers

Breakdown of winnersEdit

Winners by clubEdit

Club Premier League Championship/First Division League One/Second Division League Two/Third Division
1 Manchester United 5 (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) 0 0 0
2= Arsenal 4 (2003, 2004, 2012, 2015) 0 0 0
2= Liverpool 4 (2001, 2009, 2011, 2018), 0 0 0
4= Chelsea 1 (2005), 0 0 0
4= Leicester City 1 (2016) 0 0 0
4= Tottenham Hotspur 1 (2017) 0 0 0
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 2 (2002, 2007) 0 0
8= Fulham 0 1 (2018) 0 0
8= Middlesbrough 0 1 (2016) 0 0
8= Newcastle United 0 1 (2017) 0 0
8= Norwich City 0 1 (2004) 0 0
8= Nottingham Forest 0 1 (2001) 0 0
8= Portsmouth 0 1 (2003) 0 0
8= Preston North End 0 1 (2005) 0 0
8= Reading 0 1 (2006) 0 0
8= Sheffield United 0 1 (2008) 0 0
8= Sheffield Wednesday 0 1 (2009) 0 0
8= Watford 0 1 (2011) 0 0
8= West Bromwich Albion 0 1 (2010) 0 0
20= Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 1 (2002) 1 (2001)
20= Southend United 0 0 1 (2006) 1 (2005)
22= Blackburn Rovers 0 0 1 (2018) 0
22= Blackpool 0 0 1 (2005) 0
22= Bournemouth 0 0 1 (2004) 0
22= Bristol City 0 0 1 (2001) 0
22= Cardiff City 0 0 1 (2003) 0
22= Huddersfield Town 0 0 1 (2011) 0
22= Leeds United 0 0 1 (2009) 0
22= Millwall 0 0 1 (2008) 0
22= Scunthorpe United 0 0 1 (2007) 0
22= Southampton 0 0 1 (2010) 0
32= Brentford 0 0 0 1 (2009)
32= Carlisle United 0 0 0 1 (2006)
32= Chesterfield 0 0 0 1 (2008)
32= Gillingham 0 0 0 1 (2011)
32= Luton Town 0 0 0 1 (2002)
32= Northampton Town 0 0 0 1 (2004)
32= Notts County 0 0 0 1 (2010)
32= Swansea City 0 0 0 1 (2003)
32= Swindon Town 0 0 0 1 (2007)

Winners by countryEdit

Country Premier League Championship/First Division League One/Second Division League Two/Third Division
1   England 5 (2001, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010) 10 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018) 11 (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018) 10 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), 2011)
2   Portugal 3 (2007, 2008, 2011) 0 1 (2012) 0
3   France 2 (2003, 2004) 0 0 0
4   Netherlands 2 (2002, 2012) 0 0 0
5=   Algeria 1 (2016) 0 0 0
5=   Chile 1 (2015) 0 0 0
5=   Egypt 1 (2018) 0 0 0
10=   Republic of Ireland 0 1 (2006) 0 0
10=   Scotland 0 1 (2010) 0 0
10=   Spain 0 1 (2016) 0 0
12   Wales 0 (2013) 0 1 (2003) 0
13   Denmark 0 0 0 1 (2010)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PFA Fans' Player of the Year 2001–2007[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "PFA Fans' Player of the Season 2015/16". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Harry Kane wins PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Season award". Sky Sports. Retrieved 20 March 2018.

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