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Fan Player of the Month Award

The Fan Player of the Month award officially recognises the best Premier League player of the month as voted for by the fans. This award is presented by the PFA in partnership with FTBpro and is endorsed by the players and supported by the Premier League teams.

By voting and registering you are automatically entered to win the chance to present the Player of the Month trophy to the winning player on the pitch. Each month, one lucky fan will win two tickets to a Premier League match where they will meet and present the award to the player before the game.

 

Some people think football is a matter of life and death.
I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.

- Bill Shankly

April Contenders

The contenders for the FTBpro PFA Player of the Month for April have been announced. For the second month running, Everton full-back Seamus Coleman is amongst those leading the vote. Elsewhere, Liverpool duo Raheem Sterling and captain Steven Gerrard are in the hunt for the award, as is Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen. Jason Puncheon, whose goals have led Crystal Palace to safety this month and in-form Arsenal forward Lukas Poldolski make up the six forerunners. Who will get your vote?

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Seamus Coleman

Everton’s season continues to go from strength to strength under Spaniard Roberto Martinez and they have taken a possible 9 out of 12 points this month. Right back Seamus Coleman has been instrumental and his performances have helped the Toffee’s to wins over both Arsenal and Manchester United at Goodison Park. Coleman provided the assist for the second goal in the 2-0 win over Manchester United last weekend. The full back has played every minute of football for Everton this month and his marauding overlaps from right back in the remaining fixtures against Southampton, Manchester City and Hull will key if Everton are to overtake Arsenal and secure Champions League football next season.

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Christian Eriksen

The Tottenham midfielder took a while to settle in North London but his performances in that last month have made him Tottenham’s standout performer as they continue to keep pressure on Everton and Arsenal in the race for Champions league qualification. The Danish midfielder has helped Tottenham secure two wins and a draw so far this month scoring two goals and providing four assists. He scored and set up two goals in the 5-1 win over bottom club Sunderland and followed this up with a last minute equaliser in the 3-3 draw against West Brom. Eriksen provided two assists in the 3-1 win over Fulham last weekend. Tottenham finish the season with games against Stoke, West Ham and Aston Villa.

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Raheem Sterling

The Liverpool winger has been in great form in April scoring three times to help Liverpool secure maximum points . Sterling scored in the 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City and then followed this up with a brace against Norwich last weekend as well as providing an assist for Luis Suarez in another 3-2 win. The young England international will be hoping to continue his good run of form to the end of the season as he looks to be included in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad.

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Steven Gerrard

If Liverpool are to win their first Premier League title since 1990 then nobody will more worthy of lifting the trophy than club captain Steven Gerrard. Playing in a slightly deeper role this season , Gerrard’s performances particularly during the last month have been instrumental in Liverpool’s surge towards winning the league. The England captain has helped Liverpool win all four of their matches so far this month, scoring twice from the penalty spot against West Ham. Gerrard put in a man of the match performance in the 3-2 victory of title rivals Manchester City two weeks ago providing an assist to maintain Liverpool’s run of 11 consecutive victories. Liverpool play Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United in the remaining three games.

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Jason Puncheon

Jason Puncheon has been in outstanding form this month and his goals have helped Crystal Palace secure Premier League survival with three games to spare. Tony Pulis side have won all four of their games in April with the 27 year old midfielder scoring four times. Puncheon scored twice in the 3-0 away at Cardiff at the start of the month and then followed this up with the only goal of the game in 1-0 home victory over Aston Villa. Perhaps his best performance came in the 3-2 win over Champions League contenders Everton at Goodison Park. Puncheon scored the opening goal and also provided an assist to help Palace take all three points. Puncheon will be looking to continue his good form until the end of the season as Palace look to finish the season strongly with home games as title chasing Liverpool and Manchester City before an away trip to London neighbours Fulham to come on the last day of the season.

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Lukas Podolski

Despite beginning the month with a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Champions League qualification rivals Everton, Arsenal have since gone on to secure a place in the FA Cup final and recorded back to back league victories to remain in the driving seat for 4th place. German international Lukas Podolski has played a big role in helping the Gunners get back on track and he scored a brace in both games. The first two strikes coming in the 3-1 win over London neighbours West Ham and he scored another two goals in the 3-0 win against Hull last weekend. If Arsenal are to secure Champions League football for another season then they will have Podolski to thank, with the German striker finding form at just the right time. Arsenal finish the season with games against Newcastle, West Brom and Norwich City.

If you’re in the penalty area and don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.

- Bob Paisley

March Winner

Eden Hazard - Chelsea

FTBpro PFA Player of the Month Eden HazardChelsea and Belgium international midfielder Eden Hazard has been named the FTBpro PFA Fan player of the month for March. The award comes following Hazard’s impressive performances for Chelsea throughout March in which he scored two goals and contributed two assists to keep Chelsea in the mix for the Premier League title.

Hazard set up two goals for teammate André Schürrle in the 3-1 win over West London neighbours Fulham and then followed that up with Man of the Match performances against both Tottenham in the 4-0 win and then again against Arsenal in the 6-0 win. Hazard scored from the penalty spot in both games to take his total number of goals for the campaign so far to 14.

Hazard’s goals helped Chelsea win three of their five games in March and with it, maintain Chelsea’s unbeaten home record this season. Chelsea have taken more points at home than any other team; 44 out of a possible 48.

Chelsea are second in the Premier League, just two points behind leaders Liverpool as the race for the Premier League title enters the final six games.

Chelsea’s remaining fixtures include home games against Stoke, Sunderland and Norwich with away trips to Swansea, Cardiff and title rivals Liverpool.

Eden Hazard is probably the best young player in the world with legs to go there, but give him time.

- Alan Shearer

February Winner

Daniel Sturridge- Liverpool

Daniel-SturridgeLiverpool and England international striker Daniel Sturridge has been named as the FTBpro PFA Fan player of the month for February. The award comes following Sturridge’s outstanding performances for Liverpool throughout February in which he scored five goals and two assists to keep Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title.

Sturridge netted in 1-1 draw with West Brom at the start of the month and followed that up with another goal in the 5-1 victory over title rivals Arsenal. Sturridge scored and assisted in the 3-2 comeback win over Fulham and he also scored a brace and an assist in the 4-3 win over Swansea at Anfield.

Sturridge’s goals helped Liverpool win three of their four Premier League games in February, the only points they dropped were in the 1-1 draw away to West Brom at the start of the month.

Sturridge and strike partner Luis Suarez have been in great form for Liverpool this season having scored 18 and 24 Premier League goals respectively, as Brendan Rodgers side continue to keep pace with league leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table. Liverpool are currently second, four points behind Joes Mourinho’s side.

Liverpool have scored 73 goals in the Premier League this season- more than any other side and if they are to win their first league title since 1990 they will need Sturridge to continue his impressive goal scoring run until the end of the season.

Liverpool’s next four games include trips to Manchester United and Cardiff before two consecutive home games against Sunderland and Tottenham.

If you’re in the penalty area and don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.

- Bob Paisley

Jan – Nov – Dec Winners

January Winner

Luis Suarez – Liverpool

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Liverpool striker and Uruguay international, Luis Suarez, has been named as the FTBpro PFA Fan player of the month for January.

The award comes following Suarez’s outstanding performances for Liverpool throughout January in which he scored four goals and one assist to help keep Liverpool firmly in the race for Champions League football next season.

Suarez started the month with a goal during the 2-0 win over Hull at Anfield, and followed that up with a brace in the 5-3 victory over Stoke City. The Uruguayan then ended the month on a high, netting and assisting during Liverpool’s impressive 4-0 win over Merseyside rivals Everton.

It was an impressive month all round for Liverpool, as Suarez’s scintillating form rubbed off on the club as they embarked on a run of three wins from four in the Premier League during January- the only points they dropped were in the 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa.

Suarez has been in outstanding form all season, having bagged 23 league goals already this season, with another 14 games left to add to that tally. He has also struck up a quite irresistible partnership with Daniel Sturridge upfront for Liverpool in recent weeks, with the pair wreaking havoc during the recent Merseyside Derby.

With a large proportion of games still to play in the league, Suarez will surely have one eye on breaking the Premier League record for most goals in a season, standing at 31 goals and jointly held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.

With upcoming games during February including Arsenal, Fulham and Swansea, Liverpool will be hoping that their star man will maintain his current goal-scoring form.

 

December Winner

Álvaro Negredo – Manchester City

Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez have been stealing most of the Premier League headlines so far this season, but a third striker has now laid claim to the title of PFA Fans’ Player of the Year. Take a bow, Alvaro Negredo.

Manchester City fans probably feared the worst when leading scorer Aguero was sidelined with a calf injury mid-way through last month, but they need not have worried because Negredo has stepped up to the plate in fine style. So much so that fans have voted him PFA Player of the Month for December, having helped the club maintain their pursuit for four titles with a series of impressive performances, not to mention three goals.
City won eight and drew one of their nine games during a busy December schedule and Negredo more than played his part. He was on target in the 3-0 win over Swansea at the start of the month and followed this up with another strike in the emphatic 6-3 humbling of Arsenal. Liverpool also felt the full force of the in-form City striker.

Negredo has carried his excellent form into January and claimed his second Manchester City hat-trick in the 6-0 demolition of West Ham in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final. Scoring in City’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle United, Negredo took his goal tally for the season in all competitions to 19.

All of which begs the question: will Sergio Aguero get his starting place back when he returns from injury later this month?

Spanish international Negredo, who scored 102 goals in 209 games in La Liga before moving to City from Sevilla for a reported fee of £16.4m in the summer, is known as ‘The Beast’ for good reason. His powerful running and immaculate hold-up play make him a constant menace for any defender.

The 28-year-old Negredo believes he is playing the best football of his career and has vowed to get even better. “I score a lot of goals and hopefully I can make some assists. Hopefully I can continue like this for the rest of my career. The only goal is to grow, to improve as a player and become better.”

 

November Winner

Luis Suárez – Liverpool

Born in Uruguay, Luis Suarez is arguably the Premier League’s most prolific striker. Wearing the famous #7 shirt for Liverpool FC, the striker moved to the English side from Ajax on transfer deadline day in January 2011 and since then has cemented himself as one of the deadliest marksmen in Europe.

Suarez’s rise to the pinnacle of football stardom began in his home country for local side Nacional. At 19, Suarez moved to Dutch side Groningen where he played just one season before being signed by Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam.

In addition to club football, Suarez has featured over 70 times for the Uruguayan national team, appearing in the 2010 World Cup, 2011 Copa America, 2012 Summer Olympics and 2013 Confederations Cup.

Suarez’s November didn’t get off to the best of starts, being shutout in a 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates. However, the Argentinian marksman was quick to turn things around in his next match, bagging a brace in a 4-0 demolition of Fulham. Suarez finished off some sublime team play to net his opener and smashed the ball home early on in the second half to round off a fine display.

The double marked Suarez’s 12th goal since his return, eclipsing the entire Fulham side combined. Manager Brendan Rodgers pointed out after the game that it was not just Suarez’s ability that was impressing him, but his all-round commitment to the team’s cause. “Luis Suarez is a star talent but his core ingredient is his workrate, which is something we’re trying to have throughout the team.”

Suarez finished the month by scoring a delightful free-kick in the Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park, helping to earn his side a 3-3 draw.

Obviously the fans are very important to me, in fact they mean everything to me and they are the people I try to please when I play.

- Steven Gerrard

Terms & Conditions

Fan Player of the Month
This award is presented in partnership by FTBpro and the PFA. Endorsed by the players and supported by the Premier League teams, it is an indication that the relationship between players and supporters remains as strong as ever.

 

Voting and competition:
  • You may vote once per day.
  • During the initial voting phase, you may vote for any player in the Premier League. In the second phase, the voting will be narrowed down to the five finalists who received the most votes.
  • One lucky voter will be awarded the opportunity to present the Fan Player of the Month trophy to the winning player on the pitch before a Premier League match. In order to be eligible to win you must fill out your details after voting. The winner will receive two tickets to the match where the trophy presentation will take place. Any additional costs or expenses will not be covered by FTBpro or the PFA.
  • Only voters in the UK will be eligible to win.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible to win.

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- Sir Alex Ferguson

About FTBpro

FTBpro is the largest fan-generated media platform in online football, engaging millions of users across destination sites, mobile apps and social networks.

FTBpro, in partnership with the PFA, is proud to present the Fan Player of the Month Award.

Every month, the fans will choose one player who outperformed his peers on the pitch. That player will be recognised as the Fan Player of the Month. One passionate fan will be given the chance to present the trophy to the Fan Player of the Month on the pitch before a Premier League match.

FTBpro’s mission is to champion fan-generated media as a key ingredient of sports journalism and give fans the chance to make their opinions heard.

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- Alan Shearer

About the PFA

The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) is the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union. The aims of the PFA are to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players by collective bargaining agreements.

The PFA is a key figure in all aspects of the professional game which affects its members and has added to its reputation on the principle of caring for the interests of the game as a whole, in addition to the interests of its members. The PFA has also been successful in initiating a unique Community Programme and anti-racism campaigns as well as working with the Football League, the Premier League, the Football Association and the Football Foundation on charity and community initiatives.

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