Man City dominate PFA Player of the Year awards with four out of six nominees after Premier League triumph
THE PFA have released their shortlist for the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, with Manchester City dominating the men's category with four players.
Shortlists have also been released in the same respective categories for the women's game, which includes Chelsea and England stars Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr.
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Shortlist for Men’s PFA Player of the Year announced
The nominees for the Men’s Player of the Year award are:
- Phil Foden
- Harry Kane
- Bruno Fernandes
- Kevin De Bruyne
- Ruben Dias
- Ilkay Gundogan
And here are the six young players selected for Men's Young Player of the Year:
- Phil Foden
- Bukayo Saka
- Trent Alexander-Arnold
- Declan Rice
- Mason Mount
- Mason Greenwood
Phil Foden is named in both the senior and Young Player of the Year shortlists.
Alongside him Harry Kane, Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Ikay Gundogan have been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Year.
De Bruyne won the award in 2020 but none of the others have ever received the prestigious title.
Fernandes was an early favourite to win the competition in January, but Kane topped both the goal and assist rankings, with 23 and 14 respectively.
As for the young players, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mason Greenwood, Declan Rice, Mason Mount, and Bukayo Saka join Foden on the shortlist.
Mount guided Chelsea to the Champions League but Premier League success could give Foden the edge in picking up his first individual award at senior level.
He could follow in the footsteps of England teammates Raheem Sterling and Alexander-Arnold to become the ninth different British winner of the award in the past 11 years.
Meanwhile, a number of players have impressed in the Women's Super League this season, so it promises to be a tough pick for the members of the PFA.
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Shortlist for Women’s Player of the Year award
Six players have been nominated for the presitigious award:
- Ann-Katrin Berge
- Fran Kirby
- Chloe Kelly
- Lauren Hemp
- Sam Kerr
- Sam Mewis
And the winner of the Young Player of the Year award will be one of the following:
- Lauren Hemp
- Ella Toone
- Ebony Salmon
- Lauren James
- Niamh Charles
- Ellie Roebuck
League winners Kirby, Kerr and Ann-Katrin Berger have been named alongside Manchester City trio Chloe Kelly, Lauren Hemp and Sam Mewis.
Ebony Salmon, Ella Toone, Ellie Robuck, Lauren James and Niamh Charles are the young stars who have impressed enough to earn a place among the nominations.
Hemp, 20, also features on the young players' shortlist after scoring six goals and producing eight assists.
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