The PFA Awards will be given out this Sunday with Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk in line to win the award for the first time. He will become the first defender to win the award since 2005 with the attacking players often gaining the attention and the individual awards.
This award has been running since 1973-74, when Norman ‘Bite yer legs’ Hunter became the first winner for Leeds United. Since then, some of football’s greatest players have picked up this trophy including Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Mark Hughes, before the Premier League began.
So we can see the calibre of player that have won the award in the past but who has picked it up since 1992 and the birth of the Premier League? We have got 27 years of winners for you to have a guess at, including a handful of players who have won the award more than once.
This year the award was between Raheem Sterling and Virgil Van Dijk. The destination of the Premier League title may have had a huge impact on who won this award but for some bizarre reason, the PFA make players vote with around ten games left of the season!
With Manchester City now looking likely to win the title, Raheem Sterling can feel hard done by after a spectacular individual season, on and off the pitch. However, Virgil van Dijk has taken Liverpool up a level and the fact they are even close to Man City at this stage of the season is a fine achievement.