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PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year

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The PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year, formerly known as the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year, is named at the end of every Scottish football season. The members of the Professional Footballers' Association Scotland vote on which of its young members played the best football in the previous year. The award was first given in 1978, to Graeme Payne. The Bulgarian international Stiliyan Petrov was the first non-Scottish player to win the award, when he did so in 2001.

PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year
Kieran Tierney (26938128442).jpg
Kieran Tierney won the award three times in consecutive seasons
Awarded forThe outstanding young player in each given Scottish football season
CountryScotland
Presented byPFA Scotland
First awarded1978
Last awarded2019
Young Player of the YearRyan Kent
Most awardsKieran Tierney (3)

Contents

List of winnersEdit

 
The first foreign winner of the award was Stiliyan Petrov, in 2001
 
Dundee United left-back Andy Robertson won the award in 2014

As of 2019, the award has been presented 42 times and won by 37 different players. Kieran Tierney (3), Craig Levein (2), Eoin Jess (2) and Phil O'Donnell (2) are the players who have won the award more than once.

Season Nat Player Club Notes
1977–78   Graeme Payne Dundee United
1978–79   Ray Stewart Dundee United
1979–80   John MacDonald Rangers
1980–81   Charlie Nicholas Celtic [1]
1981–82   Frank McAvennie St Mirren [2]
1982–83   Paul McStay Celtic [3]
1983–84   John Robertson Heart of Midlothian
1984–85   Craig Levein Heart of Midlothian
1985–86   Craig Levein Heart of Midlothian
1986–87   Robert Fleck Rangers
1987–88   John Collins Hibernian
1988–89   Billy McKinlay Dundee United
1989–90   Scott Crabbe Heart of Midlothian
1990–91   Eoin Jess Aberdeen
1991–92   Phil O'Donnell Motherwell
1992–93   Eoin Jess Aberdeen
1993–94   Phil O'Donnell Motherwell
1994–95   Charlie Miller Rangers
1995–96   Jackie McNamara Celtic
1996–97   Robbie Winters Dundee United
1997–98   Gary Naysmith Heart of Midlothian
1998–99   Barry Ferguson Rangers
1999–00   Kenny Miller Hibernian
2000–01   Stiliyan Petrov Celtic [4]
2001–02   Kevin McNaughton Aberdeen [5]
2002–03   James McFadden Motherwell [6]
2003–04   Stephen Pearson Celtic [7]
2004–05   Derek Riordan Hibernian [8]
2005–06   Shaun Maloney Celtic [9]
2006–07   Steven Naismith Kilmarnock [10]
2007–08   Aiden McGeady Celtic [11]
2008–09   James McCarthy Hamilton Academical [11]
2009–10   Danny Wilson Rangers [12]
2010–11   David Goodwillie Dundee United [13]
2011–12   James Forrest Celtic [14]
2012–13   Leigh Griffiths Hibernian [15]
2013–14   Andrew Robertson Dundee United [16]
2014–15   Jason Denayer Celtic [17]
2015–16   Kieran Tierney Celtic [18]
2016–17   Kieran Tierney Celtic [19]
2017–18   Kieran Tierney Celtic [20]
2018–19   Ryan Kent Rangers [21]

Breakdown of winnersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Paul McStay". Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Petrov in double awards chase". BBC Sport. 16 April 2002. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Season review 2001/02". Scottish Premier League. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Season review 2002/03". Scottish Premier League. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Sutton and Pearson earn Celtic award double". ABC News. 26 April 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  8. ^ Haggerty, Anthony (18 February 2009). "Hibs ace Derek Riordan eyes Scotland return". Daily Record. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  9. ^ Shaun Maloney at the Scottish Football Association
  10. ^ "Naismith nets young player prize". BBC Sport. 22 April 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Ireland's James McCarthy is Scotland's "Young Player of the Year"". Football Association of Ireland. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Davis crowned player of the year". BBC Sport. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  13. ^ "David Goodwillie named Scotland's top young player". BBC Sport. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  14. ^ "Celtic duo Charlie Mulgrew & James Forrest scoop PFA player of the year awards". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  15. ^ "Motherwell: Michael Higdon named player of the year". BBC Sport. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  16. ^ "Andrew Robertson: Dundee United defender wins PFA prize". BBC Sport. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Celtic's Stefan Johansen named Scottish PFA player of the year". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Leigh Griffiths: Celtic forward named PFA Scotland Player of the Year". BBC Sport. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Scott Sinclair named SPFA player of the year as Celtic win four awards". BBC Sport. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Kris Boyd, John McGinn & Celtic's Scott Brown & James Forrest up for PFA award". BBC Sport. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  21. ^ "James Forrest, Steve Clarke & Ryan Kent win PFA Scotland annual awards". BBC Sport. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.