Cardiff City F.C. Player of the Year

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The Cardiff City player of the year award is voted for annually by Cardiff City's supporters, in recognition of the best overall performance by an individual player throughout the football season. The award is set up by the Cardiff City Supporters' Club during the 1997-98 season.

Voting mechanism[edit]

The fans of Cardiff City Football Club vote for the Player of the Year. Towards the end of the season, the fans are invited to vote either by post, by the hand where it is handed into the Supporter Club's shop or by e-mail. The fans get three choices and each of their choices get points based on their position on the voting slip, 1st = 3 points, 2nd = 2 points and 3rd = 1 point. The fans can also vote for the Young Player of the Year as well.

List of winners[edit]

Players in bold are still at the club.

Season Name Position Nationality Caps Notes
1995 David Williams Goalkeeper  England Won the award in his first season with Cardiff
1998 Jon Hallworth Goalkeeper  England Won the award in his first season with Cardiff
1999 Kevin Nugent Forward  England
2000 Andy Legg Midfielder/Defender  Wales 5
2001 Andy Legg Midfielder  Wales 6 Second Award
2002 Graham Kavanagh Midfielder  Republic of Ireland 8
2003 Robert Earnshaw Forward  Wales 11
2004 Tony Vidmar Defender  Australia 76
2005 Chris Barker Defender  England
2006 Jason Koumas Midfielder  Wales 24
2007 Michael Chopra Forward  England
2008 Roger Johnson Defender  England
2009 Roger Johnson Defender  England Second Award
2010 Peter Whittingham Midfielder  England
2011 Kevin McNaughton Defender  Scotland 4
2012 Peter Whittingham Midfielder  England Second Award
2013 Mark Hudson Defender  England
2014 David Marshall Goalkeeper  Scotland 11

Summary of wins by nationality[edit]

Nationality Number of winners
 England 10
 Wales 4
 Scotland 2
 Australia 1
 Republic of Ireland 1

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Players in bold are still at the club.

Season Name Position Nationality Caps Notes
1998 Christian Roberts Midfielder  Wales Won the award in his first season with Cardiff
1999 Robert Earnshaw Forward  Wales
2000 Robert Earnshaw Forward  Wales Second Award
2001 Robert Earnshaw Forward  Wales Third Award
2002 Danny Gabbidon Defender  Wales 1
2003 James Collins Defender  Wales
2004 James Collins Defender  Wales 2 Second Award
2005 Joe Ledley Midfielder  Wales
2006 Joe Ledley Midfielder  Wales 1 Second Award
2007 Chris Gunter Defender  Wales 1
2008 Aaron Ramsey Midfielder  Wales
2009 Ross McCormack Forward  Scotland 3
2010 No Presentations took place
2011 Tom Heaton Goalkeeper  England
2012 Joe Mason Forward  Ireland Won the award in his first season with Cardiff
2014 Declan John Defender  Wales 2

Footnotes[edit]

  • Caps are correct to when the player won the award.
  • During the 2009-10 season, no presentations took place, but Peter Whittingham was handed the 2010 Player of the Year the following year.

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