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Kenny Sansom appeared in a PFA Team of the Year on 11 occasions, which is more than any other player.

The Professional Footballers' Association Team of the Year (often called the PFA Team of the Year, or simply the Team of the Year) is an annual award given to a set of 55 footballers across the top four tiers of men's English football; the Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as the women's FA WSL, who are seen to be deserving of being named in a "Team of the Year". Peter Shilton currently holds the most appearances in the PFA Team of the Year in the top division with 10 appearances. Steven Gerrard currently holds the most appearances in the PFA Team of the Year in the Premier League era with eight appearances.

The award has been presented since the 1973–74 season and the shortlist is compiled by the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), in January of every year, with the winners then being voted for by the other players in their respective divisions.[1][2][3] The award is regarded by players in the Football League as the highest accolade available to them, due to it being picked by their fellow professionals.[2] Oxford United's Damian Batt, who was named in the Team of the Year for League Two in 2011, said he was "very pleased to be given such a prestigious award. It is something that I am very proud of".[4] In 2014, a team for female players competing in the FA WSL was selected for the first time.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lynch, Tony (1995). The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. London: Random House. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-09-179135-3. 
  2. ^ a b "LUFC No Leeds players in PFA Team of the Year". Vital Leeds. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Magowan, Alistair (18 April 2011). "Do you agree with PFA awards?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Sumner, Ric (20 April 2011). "Batt named in PFA League Two team of the year". Oxford Journal. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "New titles for women at PFA awards dinner in 2014". The Football Association. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 

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