Wednesday , June 19 2024

Riyad Mahrez is named Players’ Player of the Year

 

Player of the Year – Riyad Mahrez

PA Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez poses with his PFA Player of the year award
Riyad Mahrez picked up the big gong

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez followed in the footsteps of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard to be named player of the year. Will he follow the Belgian in being a Premier League champion too? (Though the slump that followed would be best avoided.)

Mahrez dedicated the award to his late father . Jamie Vardy was runner up with Harry Kane third.

Young Player of the Year – Dele Alli

PA Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli poses with his PFA Young Player of the year award
Don’t worry, Dele Alli didn’t ignore the dress code – he sent a video message from home

Dele Alli has had a breakthrough season for Tottenham and England. He has scored some memorable goals and forced himself into Roy Hodgson’s plans for Euro 2016.

Tottenham will be very happy if he can build on his award like last year’s winner did – a certain Harry Kane. He accepted the award with a video message – complete with trademark wave.

Women’s Player of the Year – Izzy Christiansen

PA Manchester City's Izzy Christiansen poses after winning the PFA Women's player of the Year award
Izzy Christiansen was voted top of the league

Manchester City and England midfielder Izzy Christiansen’s six goals in the final seven games of the Women’s Super League season propelled her side to a runner’s up spot and Champions League qualification.

Women’s Young Player of the Year – Beth Mead

Check Also

Bawumia’s manifesto: Asamoah Gyan chairs youth and sports sub-committee

Ghanaian sports legend Asamoah Gyan has been named as part of a team tasked to …