PFA Player of the Year & Young Player of the Year Nominees Announced

By on April 19, 2013

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Bale: Favourite to lift the PFA POTY award

The PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year nominees have been announced on Friday lunchtime and Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard are in the running for both awards.

Bale has had a sensational season at White Hart Lane with his 17 goals and 6 assists in 27 league games helping Spurs maintain their push for a top-four finish this season and the Welshman is many book-makers favourite to land the award.

Hazard has enjoyed an excellent debut season in the Premier League after his switch from Lille to Chelsea last summer while team mate Juan Mata is also in the running for the player of the year award after a superb campaign, scoring 10 goals and creating 14 in his 25 games.

As expected Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is also among the six man list after making a flying start to life at Old Trafford following his move from Arsenal, scoring 21 goals in 29 league games so far to help United towards their 20th Premier League title while team mate Michael Carrick is a surprise nominee.

RVP’s main rival to the Golden Boot is Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and he completes the six man short-list with his 22 goals and 9 assists making this season his best in English football so far.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere may have seen his season hampered by injury but he still makes the short-list for the young player award and he’s joined by Christian Benteke of Aston Villa, Man Utd’s Danny Welbeck and Chelsea’s on loan striker Romelu Lukaku, as well as player of the year nominees Bale and Hazard.

Here are the nominees:

Player of the Year

Gareth Bale (Tottenham)

Michael Carrick (Man Utd)

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Juan Mata (Chelsea)

Robin van Persie (Man Utd)

Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

Young Player of the Year:

Gareth Bale (Tottenham)

Eden Hazard  (Chelsea)

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Christian Benteke (Aston Villa)

Danny Welbeck (Man Utd)

Romelu Lukaku (West Brom – on loan from Chelsea)

Who do you think deserves to win the awards? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.

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39 Comments

  1. Tom

    April 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Eden Hazard?????
    Most overrated player in Europe!
    I bet even the Chelsea platters can’t believe he’s bed nominated, probably the weakest link in their midfield behind Mata, Ramirez & Oscar. Joke nomination.

    • Rahman

      April 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Hazard most overrated player in Europe?? Seriouly man do you watch football at all??

    • shane

      April 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Tom you need to get out more…Hazard has done well in his first season, he’s shown alot of class and will be even better next year.

      Weakest link? Look at who has played the most games for us, whenever Hazard is fit he plays.

      You need to take that chip off your shoulder…the fact you never mentioned Carrick being in there suggests your a bitter manc.

  2. Iscobi

    April 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Rvp is best 4 ds award. Rvp,bale,carrick,mata nd suares is having a fantastic season they are good 4 d award.

  3. Iscobi

    April 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Hazard nd wilshere should not be included.

  4. razak

    April 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    am an Arsenal fan buh i think Gareth bale is the best amOngst all the nOminees.

  5. anbally

    April 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    why carzola cannot make the list,this is rubbish and partial list.carzola deserve to be among the list.

  6. Taiwo

    April 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    luiz suarez is best 4 dis award and eden harzard 4 d young best player

  7. Victor peter

    April 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    May be surez.22 goals with 6 assist, his good 4 the prize.am a chelsea fan

  8. KING

    April 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Gerrard and sterlin should have make it for the player and young player award nt harzard

  9. Stephen wasonga

    April 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Carzola should also b shortlisted

  10. Muhammed

    April 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Mata is gr8

  11. Akuve

    April 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Wat is Carrick’s name doin on dat list? A midfielder wit very few or no goals n assists. Yet they’ll say preference is nt bn given 2 Manure. Cazorla shud occupy dat position. Nt jst spkin as an Arsenal fan bt @ least we know dis game well enuf now 2 at least b able 2 identify a gud or better player. Cazorla = 11 goals n 10 assists; Carrick = ???

    • Teknas

      April 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Soo. Goals and assists are all you look for in a player? Carrick’s been ruddy good this year.

  12. Andrew mwakoma

    April 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Jack wilshare

  13. ikox

    April 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Damn! Watx eden doing dia?? oh ma good mary, cnt belive stevie aint dia… Man hu drew d the list?? No sterling?? Dix ridiculux…

  14. Th14

    April 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Theres no doubting hazards talent and he does deserve to make the young player shortlist but there have been many players who have done better than him this season. Michu, cazorla, fellaini, mignolet, baines are just a few

  15. Akpata akpo's

    April 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Cazolar should ‘ve be among the list but in ur list so far the best should be given to who deserve it,i prefer suarez.

  16. JOSEPH

    April 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    suarez deserve d prize cos he has done wel single handedly

  17. Alatamania

    April 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Dis is trash stop dis joke.Hazard has done enough to deserve d list 8goal 8assist in d premiership,haha what r u people saying what av carrick done to make d list?

  18. Alatamania

    April 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Dis is trash stop dis joke.Hazard has done enough to deserve d list 8goal 8assist in d premiership,haha what r u people saying what av carrick done to make d list?truth is bitter but say d it

  19. effah

    April 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    check the stats, check consistency and u will realize carrick deserves the award

  20. Emmanuel "Supreme" Ezekiel

    April 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I’m a barça fan but i’ve been following the EPL closely. I see nothing wrong with hazard being among d nominees, he’s been excellent in only his first season at the PL. Though i think Cazorla also deserves a spot in d list compared to carrick.

  21. Udu chukwudi

    April 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Luis suarez deserve PFA award of the year, while Gareth Bale the youngest player of the year.Award. Their performances are fantastic…

  22. TEMPLE

    April 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Wat are dey doin der tokin about d ball boy fighter carzola shuld replace carrick but luis suarez deserve d award.

  23. amos omoregie

    April 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    i believe all players listed deserve the award but one person deserve it more which is Suarez.

  24. amos omoregie

    April 19, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    i believe all the players listed deserve the award but one person deserve it more which is Suarez.

  25. William's

    April 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Luis Suares is the best player, so he deserve to win the award. and for the young player award, Sterling or welback.

    • Bismark

      April 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      I think Suarez deserves the award.

  26. Swarq

    April 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Mehn do fifa ar bad in evry time tak a luk at cazora ad michu dis gyz shuld hav bin invov ad 1 gay calld oscar dæ ar many of dem instd of pickin carrick

  27. Anymore

    April 20, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Mata was fantastic throughout the season he desrves awrd & Lukaku the youngest player . Hazard deseves to be on the shortlist what is Carrick doing the

  28. Moewizz

    April 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Am a Gunner but the young pfa should go to Benteke and the pfa should ga to Mata…but I insist that Ricky lambert should be in the short list

  29. Olusola Akinwunmi

    April 22, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Suarez and mata

  30. Mermoud

    April 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Where is santi cazorla? Dis is rubbish. What a debut season wit 13 goals 7 assists in d epl. Arsenal player of d season.

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