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Football Writers Footballer Of The Year Award

Football Writers Footballer Of The Year Award


A Brief History Of Football Writers Footballer Of The Year Award

It was Charles Buchan, the publisher and writer of Football Monthly as well as one of the founding fathers of the FWA, who suggested that an award should be given 'to the professional player who by precept and example is considered by a ballot of members to be the footballer of the year.'
That was back in 1947 and since then the Footballer of the Year Award has become one of the most prestigious award in the British game.
Voted for year on year by the FWA members, the first recipient was the legendary Sir Stanley Matthews and ever since players have been honoured for their achievements.
Previous Winners Of Football Writers Footballer Of The Year Award

Year
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953
1952
1951
1950
1949
1948
Player
Scott Parker
Wayne Rooney
Steven Gerrard
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Thierry Henry
Frank Lampard
Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry
Robert Pires
Teddy Sheringham
Roy Keane
David Ginola
Dennis Bergkamp
Gianfranco Zola
Eric Cantona
Jurgen Klinsmann
Alan Shearer
Chris Waddle
Gary Lineker
Gordon Strachan
John Barnes
Steve Nicol
John Barnes
Clive Allen
Gary Lineker
Neville Southall
Ian Rush
Kenny Dalglish
Steve Perryman
Frans Thijssen
Terry McDermott
Kenny Dalglish
Kenny Burns
Emlyn Hughes
Kevin Keegan
Alan Mullery
Ian Callaghan
Pat Jennings
Gordon Banks
Frank McLintock
Billy Bremner
Tony Book, Dave Mackay
George Best
Jack Charlton
Sir Bobby Charlton
Bobby Collins
Bobby Moore
Sir Stanley Matthews
Jimmy Adamson
Danny Blanchflower
Bill Slater
Syd Owen
Danny Blanchflower
Sir Tom Finney
Bert Trautman
Don Revie
Sir Tom Finney
Nat Lofthouse
Billy Wright
Harry Johnston
Joe Mercer
Johnny Carey
Sir Stanley Matthews
Club
West Ham
Manchester Utd
Liverpool
Manchester Utd
Manchester Utd
Arsenal
Chelsea
Arsenal
Arsenal
Arsenal
Manchester Utd
Manchester Utd
Tottenham
Arsenal
Chelsea
Manchester Utd
Tottenham
Blackburn
Sheffield Wed
Tottenham
Leeds United
Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool
Tottenham
Everton
Everton
Liverpool
Liverpool
Tottenham
Ipswich Town
Liverpool
Liverpool
Nottingham F
Liverpool
Liverpool
Fulham
Liverpool
Tottenham
Stoke City
Arsenal
Leeds United
Manchester City, Derby County
Manchester Utd
Leeds United
Manchester Utd
Leeds United
West Ham Utd
Stoke City
Burnley
Tottenham
Wolves
Luton Town
Tottenham
Preston NE
Manchester City
Manchester City
Preston NE
Bolton Wand
Wolves
Blackpool
Arsenal
Manchester Utd
Blackpool