Virgil van Dijk has a chance to be voted player of the year in the Premier League. The defender of Liverpool is one of six nominees for the prestigious prize, which at the end of this month will be presented by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA). For the women, Vivianne Miedema contender.
Also Dijks team-mate at Liverpool, Sadio Mané, Manchester City players Sergio Agüero, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling and Eden Hazard (Chelsea) chance to win the Player of the Year award of the English spelersvakbond.
The award was won last year by Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian attacker of Liverpool, at this moment, with Agüero shared top scorer in the Premier League with nineteen hits, hear not this year in the nominees.
The 27-year-old Van Dijk is a strong season at Liverpool, where he been since his arrival in January 2018 a move. ‘The Reds’ with Manchester City involved in the fight for the title and have qualified this week for the semi-finals of the Champions League, where FC Barcelona, the opponent is.
This season, Van Dijk is not only in the defensive sense, apply to Liverpool. The 26-times international and captain of Orange came in the first 34 Premier League-duels of the season, three times to score. Last season, he remained without hits.
Van Dijk is the only defender in the list of contenders. The last time a defender was voted Premier League player of the year, John Terry (Chelsea) in 2005.
The nominees for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year!
?? Sadio Mané
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AvatarAuteurPFAMoment of plaatsen11:15 – 20 april 2019
Bergkamp, Van Nistelrooij and robin Van Persie won already
Van Dijk can be the eighth player from Liverpool that the price of the PFA. Terry McDermott (1980), Kenny Dalglish (1983), Ian Rush (1984), John Barnes (1988), Steven Gerrard (2006), Luis Suárez (2014) and Salah (2018) went to him for.
The price went three times before to a Dutchman. Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) if, in 1998 player of the year in the Premier League and in this century dragged Ruud van Nistelrooij (2002, Manchester United) and Robin van Persie (2012, Arsenal) Player of the Year award.
By the nominations of Agüero, Sterling and Bernardo Silva is the chance of fifty percent that the price for a player of Manchester City. It never occurred before that a player of the ‘Citizens’ Premier League player of the year could call.
Sterling and Silva will have the chance to two prizes in the prizes, because they may be also named Young Player of the Year. They get competition from Declan Rice (West Ham United), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), David Brooks (Bournemouth) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool).
Last ten winners Player of the Year award
- 2018 – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
- 2017 – N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
- 2016 – Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
- 2015 – Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
- 2014 – Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
- 2013 – Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
- 2012 – Robin van Persie (Arsenal)
- 2011 – Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
- 2010 – Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
- 2009 – Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
Miedema nominated for women
In the women Vivianne Miedema chance to be voted player of the year. The striker of Arsenal, who also is nominated in the category of Young Player of the Year, competition from Steph Houghton, Nikita Parris, Keira Walsh (all Manchester City), Erin Cuthbert and Ji So-yun (Chelsea).
Miedema is working on a strong season at Arsenal. The tip of the Oranjevrouwen is top scorer in the Women’s Super League, with twenty goals and that there are two more than Parris of Manchester City, the number two on the topscorerslijst.
ly due to the doelpuntenproductie of Miedema is Arsenal after seventeen league games to cup. Closest enemy City is just a point behind, but the band from Manchester has a duel is more played.
All prizes will be on Sunday, april 28, handed out during a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Congratulations to @VivianneMiedema, who has been nominated for both PFA Women’s Player of the Year and PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year ?
AvatarAuteurArsenalWFCMoment of plaatsen12:18 – 20 april 2019