The PFA Men’s Player of the Year will be announced in a ceremony on the 9th June 2023 at 7 pm.
This award recognises the most outstanding performers in the Premier League during the campaign, with the players themselves voting for the winner. The PFA Men’s Player of the Year award has had 49 editions since it was inaugurated in the 1973/74 season, with Leeds’ United legend Norman Hunter winning the first edition (old Division One), while Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is the holder.
Mark Hughes become the first player to win this prestigious award twice, with no player yet to beat this record set in 1990/91, despite several players such as Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Kevin De Bruyne and Salah all winning two themselves.
As a nation, England have inevitably won this award the most of any, doing so on 18 occasions, however, Wayne Rooney was the last English winner, doing so in the 2009/10 season. Wales are second and have managed to win it six times, doing so with Ian Rush, Hughes (2), Ryan Giggs and Gareth Bale (2).
In terms of clubs, Manchester United lead the way with 11 wins, but like England, have not had a winner since the days of Rooney, while Liverpool are second with nine wins, winning it five times in the Premier League era through Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Salah (2) and Virgil van Dijk.