PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year

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2014 winner Lucy Bronze playing for Liverpool

The Professional Footballers' Association Women's Players' Player of the Year is an annual award given to the player who is voted to have been the best of the year in English women's football.[1] The award has been presented since the 2012–13 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).[2] The current holder is Lucy Bronze, who won the award on 27 April 2014 for helping Liverpool win the FA Women's Super League title the previous year.[3] She is the first Liverpool player to win the award. The first winner of the award was Arsenal midfielder Kim Little in 2013. [4]

Every spring, each member of the association votes for two players.[5] A shortlist of nominees is published in April and the winner of the award, along with the winners of the PFA's other annual awards, is announced at a gala event in London a few days later.[6]

Winners[edit]

The women's award has been presented since 2013 while the men's PFA Players' Player of the Year has been awarded since 1974. The table below also indicates where the winning player also won one or more of the other major "player of the year" awards in English women's football, namely the PFA Fans' Player of the Year award (FPY),[7] and the PFA Women's Young Player of the Year award.[8]

Kim Little was the first player to win the Player of the Year in 2013.
Year Player Club Also won Notes
2012-13 Scotland Little, KimKim Little Arsenal
2013-14 England Bronze, LucyLucy Bronze Liverpool

Breakdown of winners[edit]

By country[edit]

Country Number of wins Winning years
England England
1
2013-14
Scotland Scotland
1
2012-13

By club[edit]

Club Number of wins Winning years
Arsenal
1
2012-13
Liverpool
1
2013-14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Player Honours – Professional Footballers' Association Players' Players of the Year". England Football Online. 19 June 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Ronaldo picks up the double". The Daily Mail (London). 23 April 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "PFA awards: Lucy Bronze and Martha Harris honoured". BBC. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "PFA Awards: Arsenal's Kim Little named Women's Player of Year". BBC. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gerrard named player of the year". BBC. 23 April 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "United trio lead nominations for PFA award". The Times (London). 16 April 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "PFA's Official Fan's Player of the Year: Previous Winners". The Professional Footballers' Association. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  8. ^ Frank Keogh (20 April 2001). "Too much too young?". BBC. Retrieved 17 March 2008. 

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