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Category: PFA Player of the Year awards

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Mohamed Salah: The rise of the Egyptian king – video

Mohamed Salah topped off an already impressive season with a trophy of his own as he was crowned the men’s PFA player of the year on Sunday evening. The Egypt international beat the likes of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané and David Silva…

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Deciding if Salah deserves PFA award ahead of De Bruyne is nigh impossible

Mo Salah is deserving of the PFA player of the year award but no one has been as beautiful to watch as Kevin De BruyneWhen it came to choosing between Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne, perhaps it was the element of surprise that convinced the Egyptian…

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Mohamed Salah crowned PFA player of the year … then ordered home by Klopp – video

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been named as the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year for the 2017-18 season. Salah arrived at Anfield last June for a fee of £36.9m, scoring 41 goals in his debut season. Jürgen Klopp congratulated th…

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Mohamed Salah and Fran Kirby named PFA players of the year

• Liverpool forward beats Kevin De Bruyne to take men’s award• Manchester City’s Leroy Sané is voted young player of the yearLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been named as the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year for the 2017-18 season…

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Mohamed Salah and Fran Kirby named PFA players of the year

• Liverpool forward beats Kevin De Bruyne to take men’s award• Manchester City’s Leroy Sané is voted young player of the yearLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been named as the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year for the 2017-18 season…

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Manchester City dominate PFA Premier League team of the year

Five players included from Guardiola’s Premier League championsOnly one player each from Manchester United and Liverpool Five Manchester City players have been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League Team of the Year. Related:…

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Manchester City trio up against Salah, Kane and De Gea for PFA award

• De Bruyne, Sané and David Silva all in the running• Sessegnon, Rashford, Sterling competing for Young Player awardManchester City trio Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané and David Silva have been shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association Pla…

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Manchester City trio up against Salah, Kane and De Gea for PFA award

• De Bruyne, Sané and David Silva all in the running• Sessegnon, Rashford, Sterling competing for Young Player awardManchester City trio Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané and David Silva have been shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association Pla…

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Who should win the Premier League young player of the year award?

Peter Barnes was the last City player to win the award. Who deserves it more this season: Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sané?By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkThe votes for the PFA Player of the Year awards have been cast and the od…

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Six of the best from Manchester City dominate my PFA team of the year

Kyle Walker, Nicolás Otamendi, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sané and Sergio Agüero selected by Brighton defenderThe rattle of cutlery and cups has not been the only noise in the canteens at Premier League clubs over the last few days as players …

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Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kanté voted PFA player of the year

• Kanté sees off competition from team-mate Eden Hazard to take award
• Spurs midfielder Dele Alli wins young player prize for second year running

The Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté has been voted the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year for the 2016-17 season. The Frenchman is on course to win a second successive Premier League title after also being part of the Leicester side which upset the odds last season.

He saw off competition from his Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard – who won the award in 2015 – plus Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United and Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez.

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Chelsea and Tottenham dominate PFA Premier League team of the year

• No place for Toby Alderweireld or Marcos Alonso in PFA XI
• Manchester United’s David de Gea selected in goal

Chelsea and Tottenham lead the way in the PFA Premier League team of the year with four players each.

The league leaders’ midfielder N’Golo Kanté and winger Eden Hazard, both nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, are included along with the defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz.

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Mauricio Pochettino says English clubs should put faith in young, native talent

• Spurs manager says his policy was inspired by Alex Ferguson’s ‘Class of 92’
• ‘Young English players have the same talent as in Argentina, Spain and Brazil’

Mauricio Pochettino has said he was inspired by Sir Alex Ferguson and the Manchester United “Class of 92”, as he explained why he saw young, native talent as fundamental to the success of a club.

Related: Blossoming talents of Tottenham’s Dele Alli can take him to the very top | Sachin Nakrani

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N’Golo Kanté deserves PFA player award but Dele Alli is unlucky to miss cut

The Tottenham midfielder has been as impressive as Harry Kane and would not have looked out of place alongside his club-mate on the list for the senior prize

The safest bet of the season is that the PFA player of the year award will end up at Chelsea, with Eden Hazard poised to pick up the honour a second time in the unlikely event of N’Golo Kanté missing out.

Kanté, perhaps because his contribution was overlooked last year in favour of the more obvious attacking assets of Leicester’s title-winning team – Riyad Mahrez took the PFA award and Jamie Vardy the football writers’ version – is such a short-odds favourite for the players’ vote he is scarcely worth backing. That seems fair enough, if he ends up making a significant contribution to two title campaigns with different clubs in consecutive seasons, and Chelsea’s situation as champions elect is presumably the reason why they are the only club with two players on the shortlist.

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Who should win the PFA Player of the Year awards?

N’Golo Kanté is the favourite to win the men’s award and Delli Alli is expected to retain the young player prize he won last year. Which players get your votes?

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Riyad Mahrez is the beautiful variable in Leicester’s march towards history | Paul Doyle

The PFA Player of the Year was not convinced he’d be cut out for the Premier League but he has led opponents the merriest of dances all season long

So the PFA has confirmed what we already knew: Riyad Mahrez deserves to be ranked alongside greats such as Roy Keane and Harrison Ford. Like the Irish midfielder who famously wrote as a child to every English club to ask for a trial except Manchester United because he thought he would not be good enough for them, or the jobbing American actor who nearly turned down the role of Han Solo in Star Wars because he feared it would not enable him to make ends meet, Mahrez was initially reluctant to join Leicester City because he figured, less than three years ago, that England was the one country where he could not succeed. How gloriously wrong he was.

Related: Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez is fast fulfilling his late father’s dreams

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Tottenham squad banned from PFA dinner and told to focus on West Brom

• Pochettino tells players to stay at home before Monday night game
• Spurs duo Kane and Alli could miss collecting prestigious PFA awards

Mauricio Pochettino has banned his Tottenham Hotspur players from attending the Professional Footballers’ Association awards dinner on Sunday night, as he refuses to contemplate any distraction for them before their vital home game against West Bromwich Albion 24 hours later.

Harry Kane has been nominated for the union’s player of the year trophy, Dele Alli is on the shortlist for the young player award and four Tottenham players are in the PFA’s team of the season – Kane, Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose.

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Leicester and Tottenham dominate PFA Premier League team of the year

• Four players each from Premier League top two in PFA XI
• Women’s team has three players each from Chelsea and Manchester City

Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur make up the majority of the PFA Premier League team of the year, with eight of the notional XI coming from the two sides who are contesting the title.

The team were to be announced at the Professional Footballers’ Association awards on Sunday but the announcement was brought forward. Included in the side are the Leicester quartet Wes Morgan, N’Golo Kanté, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Harry Kane also named.

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PFA Awards: Leicester’s Vardy, Mahrez and Kanté lead the case for the crown | David Hytner

As Leicester City close in on the title and perhaps the greatest shock in the history of English football, it is right to celebrate the players who have done most to get them there. But can Dimitri Payet cash in on a split vote?

The Leicester City player of the year award feels almost impossible to call. Will it go to the pace and ruthlessness of Jamie Vardy, the tricks and incision of Riyad Mahrez, or the relentless industry of N’Golo Kanté? The selection has now taken on a national perspective.

The major surprise, perhaps, on the Professional Footballers’ Association’s six-man shortlist for their player of the season trophy – which will be handed out at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on Sunday week – was that Dele Alli was absent. The 19-year-old Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, who has exploded on to the scene, must content himself with a nomination in the union’s young player of the year category.

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PFA Players’ Player of the Year award shortlist: Leicester City trio nominated

• Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante all make shortlist
• Other contenders are Harry Kane, Mesut Özil and Dimitri Payet

Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kanté have all been recognised for their role in Leicester’s Premier League title charge by being named on the shortlist for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year.

The Foxes trio make up half of the six-man shortlist for the award, which is voted for by their peers, with Tottenham’s 22-goal striker Harry Kane, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil and West Ham’s Dimitri Payet the other names in the frame to succeed 2015 winner Eden Hazard.

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