Stoke City F.C. Player of the Year

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The Stoke City Player of the Year award is an award presented to the Stoke City fans' player of the season. Towards the end of each season, fans are invited to cast their votes for this award. The winner is generally announced at an end-of-season awards dinner at either the Britannia Stadium or the King's Hall in Stoke-on-Trent.[1]

The inaugural award was made to Howard Kendall in 1978. Peter Fox has won the award a record three times, Mickey Thomas is the only other player to have once the award more than once. There have been 13 different nationalities to have won the award.

Current holder of the award, Jack Butland

Player of the Year winners[edit]

2011 winner Robert Huth.
Belgian defender Carl Hoefkens won the 2006 award.
Winger Matthew Etherington won the award in 2010.
Academy product James O'Connor won the award in 2000.
Year Name Nationality Position
1978 Howard Kendall  England MF
1979 Mike Doyle  England DF
1980 Alan Dodd  England DF
1981 Peter Fox  England GK
1982 Peter Fox  England GK
1983 Mickey Thomas  Wales MF
1984 Steve Bould  England DF
1985 Sammy McIlroy  Northern Ireland MF
1986 Keith Bertschin  England FW
1987 Lee Dixon  England DF
1988 Steve Parkin  England DF
1989 Chris Kamara  England DF
1990 Peter Fox  England GK
1991 Mickey Thomas  Wales MF
1992 Wayne Biggins  England FW
1993 Mark Stein  South Africa FW
1994 Ian Cranson  England MF
1995 Lárus Sigurðsson  Iceland DF
1996 Ray Wallace & Mark Prudhoe  England DF & GK
1997 Andy Griffin  England DF
1998 Justin Whittle  England DF
1999 Kevin Keen  England MF
2000 James O'Connor  Ireland MF
2001 Brynjar Gunnarsson  Iceland MF
2002 Wayne Thomas  England DF
2003 Sergei Shtanuk  Belarus DF
2004 Ade Akinbiyi  Nigeria FW
2005 Clint Hill  England DF
2006 Carl Hoefkens  Belgium DF
2007 Danny Higginbotham  England DF
2008 Liam Lawrence  Ireland MF
2009 Abdoulaye Faye[2]  Senegal DF
2010 Matthew Etherington[3]  England MF
2011 Robert Huth[4]  Germany DF
2012 Peter Crouch[5]  England FW
2013 Asmir Begović[6]  Bosnia and Herzegovina GK
2014 Ryan Shawcross[7]  England DF
2015 Steven N'Zonzi[8]  France MF
2016 Jack Butland[9]  England GK

Wins by playing position[edit]

Position Number of winners
Goalkeeper 6
Defender 18
Midfielder 11
Forward 5

Wins by nationality[edit]

Nationality Number of winners
 England 25
 Iceland 2
 Ireland 2
 Wales 2
 Belarus 1
 Belgium 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
 France 1
 Germany 1
 Nigeria 1
 Northern Ireland 1
 Senegal 1
 South Africa 1


  1. ^ "Live Coverage Of The Awards Dinner". Stoke City F.C. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Faye wins twice at Stoke awards". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Matthew Etherington named Stoke's player of the year". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Robert Huth named Stoke City's player of the year". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Crouch Bags Hat-Trick Of Awards". Stoke City F.C. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Asmir Begovic sweeps the board at club awards night". The Sentinel. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross is voted club's player of the year". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nzonzi Steals The Show". Stoke City. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jack Butland leads the way at awards night". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 

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