PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year (lower leagues)

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This is a list of recipients of the Professional Footballers' Association Scotland (PFA Scotland) Player's Player of the Year award for each of the three divisions (the Scottish Championship, Scottish League One and Scottish League Two), below the top division (the Scottish Premiership). Each is an annual award given to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the season in Scottish football.[1] The winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association Scotland (PFA Scotland).[2]

The award was formerly known as the Scottish Professional Footballers' Association Players' Player of the Year, but was renamed after the SPFA merged with the (English) Professional Footballers' Association to become PFA Scotland. In 2007 the SPFA was replaced by a new body, PFA Scotland,[3] but the new organisation's awards are considered to be a direct continuation of the SPFA awards.[4][5] A shortlist of nominees is published in April and the winner of the award, along with the winners of PFA Scotland's other annual awards, is announced at a gala event in Glasgow a few days later.[6]

Winners[edit]

Season Scottish Championship[note 1] Scottish League One[note 2] Scottish League Two[note 3] Ref
Nat Player Club Nat Player Club Nat Player Club
1980–81 Scotland Eric Sinclair Dundee Scotland Jimmy Robertson Queen of the South division did not exist [7][8]
1981–82 Scotland Pat Nevin Clyde [9]
1982–83
1983–84 Scotland Jim Liddle Forfar Athletic [10]
1984–85
1985–86
1986–87 Scotland Jimmy Holmes Greenock Morton [11]
1987–88
1988–89
1989–90
1990–91
1991–92 Scotland Gordon Dalziel Raith Rovers Scotland Andy Thomson Queen of the South [12][8]
1992–93 Scotland Gordon Dalziel Raith Rovers [12]
1993–94 Scotland Andy Thomson Queen of the South [8]
1994–95 Scotland Stevie Crawford Dunfermline Athletic Scotland Derek McInnes Greenock Morton Scotland David Bingham Forfar Athletic [11][13][14]
1995–96 Northern Ireland George O'Boyle St Johnstone Scotland Steve McCormick Stirling Albion [15][16]
1996–97 England Roddy Grant St Johnstone Scotland Paul Ritchie Hamilton Accies Scotland Iain Stewart Inverness CT [17][18]
1997–98 Scotland James Grady Dundee United Scotland Paul Lovering Clydebank Scotland Willie Irvine Alloa Athletic [19][20]
1998–99 Trinidad and Tobago Russell Latapy Hibernian Scotland David Bingham Livingston England Neil Tarrant Ross County [21][13][22][23]
1999–2000 Scotland Stevie Crawford Dunfermline Athletic Scotland Brian Carrigan Clyde Scotland Steven Milne Forfar Athletic [24][25][26][27]
2000–01 Scotland David Bingham Livingston Scotland Scott McLean Partick Thistle Scotland Steve Hislop East Stirlingshire [13][28][29][30]
2001–02 Republic of Ireland Owen Coyle Airdrieonians Scotland John O'Neill Queen of the South Scotland Paul McManus East Fife [8][31][32]
2002–03 Scotland Dennis Wyness Inverness CT Scotland Chris Templeman Brechin City Scotland Alex Williams Greenock Morton [33][34]
2003–04 Scotland Ian Harty Clyde Scotland Paul Tosh Forfar Athletic Scotland Michael Moore Stranraer [35][36]
2004–05 Trinidad and Tobago Russell Latapy Falkirk Scotland Steven Hampshire Brechin City Scotland David Bingham Getna [37][38]
2005–06 Scotland John Rankin Ross County Scotland James Grady Gretna Finland Markus Paatelainen Cowdenbeath [39][40][41][42]
2006–07 Scotland Colin McMenamin Gretna Scotland Iain Russell Brechin City Scotland Scott Chaplain Albion Rovers [43][44][45]
2007–08 Scotland Graham Dorrans Livingston Scotland Allan Russell Airdrie United Scotland Jonathan Smart East Fife [46][47][48][49][50]
2008–09 Scotland Leigh Griffiths Livingston Scotland Bryan Prunty Ayr United Scotland Bobby Barr Albion Rovers [51][52][53]
2009–10 Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney Inverness CT Scotland Rory McAllister Brechin City Scotland Robbie Winters Livingston [54][55][56][57][58]
2010–11 Scotland John Baird Raith Rovers Scotland Rory McAllister Brechin City Scotland Gavin Swankie Arbroath [59][60][61][62][63][64]
2011–12 France Farid El Alagui Falkirk Scotland Jon Robertson Cowdenbeath Scotland Stevie May Alloa Athletic [65][66][67][68][69]
2012–13 England Lyle Taylor Falkirk Scotland Nicky Clark Queen of the South Scotland Lee Wallace Rangers [70][71][72][73]
2013–14 England Kane Hemmings Cowdenbeath Scotland Lee Wallace Rangers Scotland Rory McAllister Peterhead [74][75][76][77]
2014–15 Scotland Scott Allan Hibernian Scotland Declan McManus Greenock Morton Scotland Bobby Linn Arbroath [78][79][80][81]
2015–16 Scotland Lee Wallace Rangers France Faissal El Bakhtaoui Dunfermline Athletic Scotland Nathan Austin East Fife [82][83][84][85][86]
2016–17 Scotland John McGinn Hibernian Scotland Liam Buchanan Livingston Scotland Shane Sutherland Elgin City [87][88][89][90]
2017–18 Scotland Lewis Morgan St Mirren Scotland Lawrence Shankland Ayr United Scotland Darren Smith Stirling Albion [91][92][93][94][95]
2018–19 Scotland Stephen Dobbie Queen of the South Scotland Bobby Linn Arbroath Scotland Blair Henderson Edinburgh City [96][97][98][99][100][101]

Other awards[edit]

Season Goal of the Season Special Merit Award Ref
Nat Player Club Nat Winner
1996–97 Scotland Bob Laird (Third Lanark historian) [18]
1997–98 Scotland
Scotland
Allan McGraw (Greenock Morton)
Tom Wharton (former referee)
[20]
1998–99 Scotland Hugh Allan (physio) [23]
1999–2000 Scotland Alex Cameron (sports journalist) [27]
2001–02 Scotland Jimmy Johnstone [32]
2006–07 Japan Shunsuke Nakamura Celtic Portugal Eusebio [45]
2007–08 Morocco Merouane Zemmama Hibernian Scotland Phil O'Donnell (posthumous) [47]
2008–09 Portugal Pedro Mendes Rangers Aberdeen (1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup winners) [51]
2009–10 Algeria Madjid Bougherra Rangers Scotland
Scotland
Archie Macpherson (football commentator)
Arthur Montford (sports journalist)
[58]
2010–11 Croatia Nikica Jelavic Rangers Scotland Rose Reilly [64]
2011–12 New Zealand Rory Fallon Aberdeen Scotland (2011 Homeless World Cup winners) [65]
2012–13 Scotland Bryan Prunty Dumbarton Scotland Craig Brown [73]
2013–14 Republic of Ireland Jonny Hayes Aberdeen Scotland Frank McKeown (Stranraer) [74]
2014–15 Scotland Stevie Mallan St Mirren Scotland Jordan Moore (Dundee United) [78]
2015–16 Scotland Barrie McKay Rangers Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) [82]
2016–17 France Moussa Dembélé Celtic Scotland Scotland women's national team [87]
2017–18 Scotland Kieran Tierney Celtic [91]
2018–19 Colombia Alfredo Morelos Rangers Scotland Dr John MacLean (Hampden Sports Clinic) [96]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The second tier of the Scottish football league system was known as the Scottish First Division between 1975–2013.
  2. ^ The third tier of the Scottish football league system was known as the Scottish Second Division between 1975–2013.
  3. ^ The fourth tier of the Scottish football league system was known as the Scottish Third Division between 1994–2013.

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