PFA player of the year award winners year 2021

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has won the PFA Player Player of the Year award for the second consecutive season.

And Manchester City team partner Phil Foden has won the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Both players significantly impacted City winning their third Premier League title in four years with the Carabao Cup.

De Bruyne, 29, is the second player to win the men’s trophy after Cristiano Ronaldo did so at Manchester United.

“You always want to win every trophy as a team member. And this is probably the most important thing as an individual,” said De Bruyne.

“On the other hand, being voted out for the award by your own competitors in every sport is an honor. And the competitors are also choosing you means a lot.

“If you have some special things like this that you can show to your children in the coming days. And say: ‘Look, this is what my father did when he was young.'”

The Belgian striker has scored six goals in the Premier League. And he assisted 12 in 2,001 minutes of top-flight football.

He played a key role in City’s double success before breaking their nose and left eye. During their last Champions League defeat by Chelsea on May 29.

Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne wins second award (Source: The Times)
Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne wins second award (Source: The Times)

Since then, he has undergone minor surgery on his facial injuries. And will join the Belgian team for Euro 2020 on Monday.

Foden, 21, played 50 games for Manchester City in all competitions last season, scoring 16 goals.

The Stockport-born midfielder also made his debut in England in September. And he has been included in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 manager’s squad.

He said: “There were some great players. They have already won the PFA player of the year award. And I feel very lucky because there have been very few new skills this year.

“I’m really happy now. And it’s a very special moment for me.” PFA members vote on the winners of each prize.

Chelsea’s Fran Kirby wins the PFA Player of the year award for the second time.

Chelsea striker Fran Kirby has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association’s all-time female player of the year.

The 27-year-old has helped Chelsea win the Women’s Super League. And League Cup titles this season and the Champions League final.

“Winning this award is very important for me,” she said during the event on Sunday.

Lauren Hemp, 20, of Manchester City, won the PFA’s Young Player of the Year award for the third time.

It is the first time anyone has won the PFA award three times in the same category.

Chelsea's Fran Kirby wins the PFA Player of the year award for the second time (Source: Insider Voice)
Chelsea’s Fran Kirby wins the PFA Player of the year award for the second time (Source: Insider Voice)

Kirby last time won the Women’s Player of the Year award in 2018. Only Lucy Bronze has won the award twice previously.

She was joined by Sam Kerr and Ann-Katrin Berger and three Manchester City trio, Hemp, Chloe Kelly, and Sam Mewis.

“First of all, my teammates are amazing. And I wouldn’t have come out with any of the medals or trophies I have without them,” said Kirby. 

“But overcoming this is very important. I think what we have achieved was incredible. So I am very proud to be part of such an amazing team.

“I always play the game I loved. And I love to enjoy it, and that’s where you get the best out of me.”

Hemp, who was also nominated for the grand prize, has previously won the junior player award in 2018 and 2020.

She said: “It always sounds like being a special choice among my teammates. They have played with me every week. This is one of the best awards I can win. It’s a real honor.

“I am very proud of the team. And I hope that next season we will be able to win the league. But, moreover, move on to the Champions League because I am here to win trophies.”

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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