Same Old Nonsense As PFA Announce Shortlists For ‘Player Of The Year’ And ‘Young Player Of The Year’ Awards

Chris Wright

13th, April 2017


Photo: @PFA/Twitter

The PFA have once again bestowed us with the requisite shortlists for both their ‘Player of the Year’ and their ‘Young Player of the Year’ award.

The senior trinket will be doled out to either Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku or Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Elsewhere, the PFA’s shortlist for the ‘Young Player’ gong is just as ludicrous as ever, with Kane (23) and Lukaku (23) also in contention for the junior award alongside Michael Keane (24), Leroy Sane (21), Jordan Pickford (23) and Dele Alli (21), who should surely be in the running for the main award too.

The winners, as voted for by PFA members, will be announced on 23rd April.

With the distinction between the two awards becoming ever more blurred, surely it’s time to either introduce a hard and fast age cut-off (21 and under) for the Young Player award or simply roll the two together into one award with an expanded 10-man shortlist?

The PFA Player of the Year Award Shortlists in full…

Men’s PFA Players’ player of the year nominees

Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United
Harry Kane – Tottenham
N’Golo Kante – Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal

Men’s PFA young player of the year nominees

Dele Alli – Tottenham
Harry Kane – Tottenham
Michael Keane – Burnley
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
Jordan Pickford – Sunderland
Leroy Sane – Man City

Women’s PFA players’ player of the year

Lucy Bronze – Man City Women
Karen Carney – Chelsea Ladies
Jane Ross – Man City Women
Jill Scott – Man City Women
Caroline Weir – Liverpool Ladies
Ellen White – Birmingham City Ladies

Women’s PFA Young player of the year

Millie Bright – Chelsea Ladies
Jess Carter – Birmingham City Ladies
Nikita Parris – Man City Women
Georgia Stanway – Man City Women
Keira Walsh – Man City Women
Caroline Weir – Liverpool Ladies

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