Liverpool Player of the Season Awards

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Steven Gerrard has won the award a record 5 times, including 4 times consecutively.
Luis Suarez was the winner of the award in the inaugural awards dinner in 2014 and one of only three players to have won the awards in consecutive years.

The Liverpool Player of the Season Award, is one of a set of official end of season awards given to the best performing player over the course of the Premier League Season as voted for by the fans. The Inaugural award was handed out in 2001, with just the 'Player of the Season' Award.[1] This title was initially awarded by fans voting on Liverpool's official club website, however the number of awards expanded following the introduction of an awards dinner, the inaugural event held in 2014, and has been held every season since. The number of awards expanded to include 'Players' Player of the Season' (as well as Fans' Player), Goal of the season and Women's Player of the season, as well as a number of other awards for academy players, technical staff and fans other outstanding services to the club.[2]

Awards Ceremony[edit]

Awards Dinner[edit]

Since the Introduction of the Awards dinner the awards have been presented after the end of the Premier League season, usually at the start of May but held at any point during the month. The event is open to staff and fans, who may buy tickets on the club website, and has been held at a number of prominent venues, a list of which is provided below:

List of venues:
Year Venue Date
2014 ACC Liverpool 6th May
2015 Liverpool Arena 19th May
2016 Exhibition Centre in Liverpool 12th May
2017 Anfield Stadium 9th May
2018 Melwood Training Ground 10th May
2019 Not Held due to ECL Final

Trophy[edit]

The trophies have had a number of designs - the 2012–13 award was named 'Standard Chartered Player of the Season' for sponsorship reasons and was in the design of the Standard Chartered logo accordingly.[3] Since this, the trophies have taken the form of an opaque circle within a hollow circle emblazoned with the Liverpool logo.[4]

Winners[edit]

Men's Player of the Season Award[edit]

The Fans' Player of the season is determined through a vote on the LFC website in which 5 candidates are nominated by the club. Fans are then free to vote for their player of choice. The player with the greatest number of votes wins the award. This award has been presented from 2001 onward.

The Players' player of the year award is given to the player at the club with the greatest number of votes from teammates. This award has been presented from the 2013-14 season onward. However, in every year both awards have been presented, they have both gone to the same player.

Season Players'/Writers' Player Fans' Player % 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
2001-02[5] Finland Sami Hyypiä 30% Dudek Arne Riise Hamann Henchoz
2002-03[6] England Danny Murphy 42% Gerrard Owen Hyypiä Arne Riise
2003-04[7] Writers' Player England Steven Gerrard 85% Owen Kewell Dudek Hyypiä
2004-05[8] England Jamie Carragher England Steven Gerrard 129pts Carragher Alonso Baroš García
2005-06[9] England Steven Gerrard 33% Carragher Alonso Sissoko Finnan
2006-07[10] England Steven Gerrard England Steven Gerrard 60pts Kuyt Bellamy Alonso Agger
2007-08[11] Spain Fernando Torres 78% Gerrard Mascherano Carragher Kuyt
2008-09[12] England Steven Gerrard 46% Alonso Kuyt Benayoun Hyypiä
2009-10 Spain Pepe Reina 75% Torres Mascherano
2010-11[13] Brazil Lucas Leiva 40% Kuyt Reina Meireles Suárez
2011-12[14] Slovakia Martin Škrtel 44% Suárez Agger
2012-13[15] Players' Player Uruguay Luis Suárez 64% Gerrard Carragher Agger Coutinho
2013-14[16] Uruguay Luis Suárez Uruguay Luis Suárez
2014-15[17] Brazil Philippe Coutinho Brazil Philippe Coutinho
2015-16[18] Brazil Philippe Coutinho Brazil Philippe Coutinho
2016-17[19] Senegal Sadio Mané Senegal Sadio Mané
2017-18[20] Egypt Mohamed Salah Egypt Mohamed Salah
2018-19[21] Netherlands Virgil van Dijk Netherlands Virgil van Dijk 47% Salah Mané Alexander-Arnold Robertson

Women's Player of the Season Award[edit]

Similarly to the men's award, a player of the season is chosen by both the fans and the players and separate awards are granted depending on the result of each vote. This award has been part of the awards night from the end of the 2013-14 season, although the players' player award has only been presented from the end of the 2017-18 season. A Young Player of the year also is granted to the best 'young' player on the team.

Season Player's Player Fans Player Young Player of the Year Notes
2013-14 Germany Nicole Rolser Inaugural Award
2014-15 England Fara Williams
2015-16 England Martha Harris
2016-17 Wales Sophie Ingle
2017-18 Wales Sophie Ingle England Gemma Bonner First year in which both awards presented
2018-19 England Sophie Bradley-Auckland England Amy Rodgers England Amy Rodgers[22]


Young Player of the Season/Academy Player of the Season[edit]

The Young Player of the Season was awarded alongside the player of the year award in 2010 and is awarded to the young player who has performed the best for Liverpool's first team that season, with the Academy's player of the year award being officially added with the introduction of the awards dinner in 2014, and being granted to the best performing player in the academy squad.

Season Young Player of the Year Academy Player of the Year Notes
2009-10 Brazil Lucas Leiva
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14 England Raheem Sterling England Jordan Rossiter
2014-15 England Raheem Sterling Portugal João Carlos Teixeira
2015-16 Germany Emre Can England Brad Smith
2016-17 England Trent Alexander-Arnold Wales Ben Woodburn
2017-18 England Trent Alexander-Arnold Wales Harry Wilson
2018-19 Not Awarded Not Awarded

Goal of the Season/Performance of the Season[edit]

The Goal of the Season is decided by a vote from the fans on the 'best goal' scored that season, whereas performance of the season refers to a specific performance by a player which is deemed to be the best of the season. The former has been awarded since 2014, with the latter being added to the roster of awards in 2015. The performance of the season award appears to have been discontinued following the second issue of the award in 2016.

Goal of the Season Performance of the Season
Season Winner Match Winner Match
2013-14 Uruguay Luis Suárez 1-0 vs Norwich City, 4 Dec 2013
2014-15 Brazil Philippe Coutinho 1-0 vs Southampton, 22 Feb 2015 Brazil Philippe Coutinho Vs Man City, 1 Mar 2015
2015-16 Brazil Philippe Coutinho 1-1 vs Man United, 17 Feb 2016 Brazil Philippe Coutinho Vs Man City, 21 Nov 2015
2016-17 Germany Emre Can 1-0 vs Watford, 1 May 2017
2017-18 England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 2-0 vs Man City, 4 April 2018
2018-19 Egypt Mohamed Salah 2-0 vs Chelsea, 14 April 2019


Club Awards[edit]

Since the inception of the awards dinner, a number of awards celebrating non-players have been introduced. Some of these awards have been presented in every awards dinner since 2014, whereas others have been one-off recognition, of been discontinued in place of other awards. A total of 8 different awards have been issued and presented so far, the criteria for winning each award explained the list of winners below:

Winners[edit]

Season Outstanding

Achievement Award

Bill Shankly

Community Award

Lifetime

Achievement

Staff

Recognition

Supporters

Club

Fan of

the year

Special

Recognition

Outstanding Team

Achievement

2013-14 Northern Ireland Brendan Rodgers Brazil Lucas Leiva England Ronnie Moran Matt Walker

(Senior TV Producer)

France OLSC Paris Poland Rado Chmiel
2014-15 England Steven Gerrard Chris Anders Scotland Ron Yeats &

Scotland Ian St John

Ian Wallace England OLSC London
2015-16 Marie Rooney Republic of Ireland Steve Heighway Terry Forsyth South Africa Gauteng
2016-17 Jeremy Barnes England Roger Hunt Disability Support

Team

Cyprus Cyprus Brazil Lucas Leiva 1977 Euro Cup Winning Squad
2017-18 Fans Supporting

Foodbanks

England Ian Callaghan Australia New South Wales 1978 Euro Cup Winning Squad
2018-19 Awards not held due to busy First Team Schedule and Champions League Final

Award Criteria[edit]

Outstanding Achievement Award - Awarded for exceptional achievement at the club. Given to Brendan Rodgers in 2014 for leading Liverpool back into the Champions League, and to Gerrard following his announcement of retirement in 2015 for exceptional commitment to the club. Discontinued after 2015.[2]

Bill Shankly Community Award - Named for Bill Shankly, manager from 1959-1974 and "awarded to the person who has shown commitment to their community through supporting local projects and activities or by selflessly giving their time to help others" Can be granted to players, non-players, or organisations such as Fan Supporting Foodbanks in 2018[23]

Lifetime Achievement - Awarded for stellar commitment to the club over an exceptional period of time.[23]

Staff Recognition - "for a member of club staff who is dedicated to Liverpool FC and upholds the Liverpool way"[23] Was not awarded in 2018 and as such may have been discontinued.

Supporter's Club - Supporter's Club of the Year

Fan of the Year - A currently one-off award granted to the nominated fan of the year. Polish fan Rado Chmiel is the current only holder of this award after being discontinued in 2014

Special Recognition Award - A currently one-off award granted to award special recognition to an individual

Outstanding Team Achievement Award - Awarded to recognise historical team achievements (such as prior European Cup Winning Squads)

References[edit]

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