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Footballer of the Year is an award given by the Football Writers' Association to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the season in English football. It has been presented since the 1947-48 season.

70 facts:

1948
   player of the year was   
Stanley Matthews
Blackpool
1949
   player of the year was   
Johnny Carey
Manchester United
1950
   player of the year was   
Joe Mercer
Arsenal
1951
   player of the year was   
Harry Johston
Blackpool
1952
   player of the year was   
Billy Wright
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1953
   player of the year was   
Nat Lofthouse
Bolton Wanderers
1954
   player of the year was   
Tom Finney
Preston North End
1955
   player of the year was   
Don Revie
Manchester City
1956
   player of the year was   
Bert Trautmann
Manchester City
1957
   player of the year was   
Tom Finney
Preston North End
1958
   player of the year was   
Danny Blanchflower
Tottenham Hotspur
1959
   player of the year was   
Syd Owen
Luton Town
1960
   player of the year was   
Bill Slater
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1961
   player of the year was   
Danny Blanchflower
Tottenham Hotspur
1962
   player of the year was   
Jimmy Adamson
Burnley
1963
   player of the year was   
Stanley Matthews
Stoke City
1964
   player of the year was   
Bobby Moore
West Ham United
1965
   player of the year was   
Bobby Collins
Leeds United
1966
   player of the year was   
Bobby Charlton
Manchester United
1967
   player of the year was   
Jack Charlton
Leeds United
1968
   player of the year was   
George Best
Manchester United
1969
   player of the year was   
Dave Mackay
Derby County
1969
   player of the year was   
Tony Book
Manchester City
1970
   player of the year was   
Billy Bremner
Leeds United
1971
   player of the year was   
Frank McLintock
Arsenal
1972
   player of the year was   
Gordon Banks
Stoke City
1973
   player of the year was   
Pat Jennings
Tottenham Hotspur
1974
   player of the year was   
Ian Callaghan
Liverpool
1975
   player of the year was   
Alan Mullery
Fulham
1976
   player of the year was   
Kevin Keegan
Liverpool
1977
   player of the year was   
Emlyn Hughes
Liverpool
1978
   player of the year was   
Kenny Burns
Nottingham Forest
1979
   player of the year was   
Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool
1980
   player of the year was   
Terry McDermott
Liverpool
1981
   player of the year was   
Frans Thijssen
Ipswich Town
1982
   player of the year was   
Steve Perryman
Tottenham Hotspur
1983
   player of the year was   
Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool
1984
   player of the year was   
Ian Rush
Liverpool
1985
   player of the year was   
Neville Southall
Everton
1986
   player of the year was   
Gary Lineker
Everton
1987
   player of the year was   
Clive Allen
Tottenham Hotspur
1988
   player of the year was   
John Barnes
Liverpool
1989
   player of the year was   
Steve Nicol
Liverpool
1990
   player of the year was   
John Barnes
Liverpool
1991
   player of the year was   
Gordon Strachan
Leeds
1992
   player of the year was   
Gary Lineker
Tottenham Hotspur
1993
   player of the year was   
Chris Waddle
Sheffield Wednesday
1994
   player of the year was   
Alan Shearer
Blackburn Rovers
1995
   player of the year was   
Jurgen Klinsmann
Tottenham Hotspur
1996
   player of the year was   
Eric Cantona
Manchester United
1997
   player of the year was   
Gianfranco Zola
Chelsea
1998
   player of the year was   
Dennis Bergkamp
Arsenal
1999
   player of the year was   
David Ginola
Tottenham Hotspur
2000
   player of the year was   
Roy Keane
Manchester United
2001
   player of the year was   
Teddy Sheringham
Manchester United
2002
   player of the year was   
Robert Pires
Arsenal
2003
   player of the year was   
Thierry Henry
Arsenal
2004
   player of the year was   
Thierry Henry
Arsenal
2005
   player of the year was   
Frank Lampard
Chelsea
2006
   player of the year was   
Thierry Henry
Arsenal
2007
   player of the year was   
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
2008
   player of the year was   
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
2009
   player of the year was   
Steven Gerrard
Liverpool
2010
   player of the year was   
Wayne Rooney
Manchester United
2011
   player of the year was   
Scott Parker
West Ham United
2012
   player of the year was   
Robin Van Persie
Arsenal
2013
   player of the year was   
Gareth Bale
Tottenham Hotspur
2014
   player of the year was   
Luis Suarez
Liverpool
2015
   player of the year was   
Eden Hazard
Chelsea
2016
   player of the year was   
Jamie Vardy
Leicester City


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