CHELSEA BEAT MAN UTD TO WIN 2018 FA CUP FINAL

Chelsea vs. Manchester United - The Emirates FA Cup Final

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud holds the Emirates FA Cup trophy in celebration of his side's 1-0 win, with his teammates Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata, Thibaut Courtois, Olivier Giroud following The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Man United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, in London, England.

Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates scoring a goal to make the score 1-0 with Olivier Giroud (L) during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England

Eden Hazard, FA Cup Final match hero, celebrates scoring winning goal for Chelsea with Olivier Giroud

CHELSEA BEAT MAN UTD TO WIN 2018 FA CUP FINAL

FA Cup Final 2018: Chelsea Fc 1-0 Manchester United

Eden Hazard was the match hero as the Belgium's penalty saw the Blues crowned as the 2018 FA Cup winners. The Chelsea forward was the star of the show before a sold-out crowd at Wembley Stadium in London. Hazard scored his first half-spot kick in his 300th game for Chelsea after being felled by United's Phil Jones. Hazard's goal went past United superstar goalie David de Gea to make the difference as it saw Antonio Conte's Blues win the FA Cup. Courtois gets credit for Chelsea's clean sheet.

Hazard 

Antonio Conte talked with the media prior to the match. 

“We have worked very hard to prepare for this game. The result of the last game was not positive, and the team have to play in a better way if they want to win this final. It is normal to send messages of positivity to the group, but the best way to do that is to work, and we prepare that way. Our starting XI is the same team we played against Liverpool two weeks ago. It is the best formation, the best XI for us today. I don’t think we have had a disappointing season, finishing fifth can happen in England. It is a great achievement to play two finals in a row in this important competition; now we have to change the result of last season.”

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Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois gets credit for Chelsea's clean sheet.

Chelsea are deserved winners of the coveted FA Cup trophy after they controlled the game and won the prestigious match with one clinical play. Eden Hazard's penalty decided the match as Chelsea join Spurs as the third most successful club in FA Cup history with their eighth win. Superstar Chelsea striker Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty was the only goal of the match, but enough to seal an eighth FA Cup title for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea. The trophy followed Conte’s England Premier League title success from last season – his first at Stamford Bridge. Conte talked about the uncertainty over his position as Chelsea manager, and whether or not the Italian boss will be around to fulfill the final year of his contract. Chelsea finished fifth in the Premier League this season and missed out on Champions League qualification. Conte said he would not change his ways, and that if the club did not want to carry on with him, he would understand. However, he declared that he remained committed to staying on until the end of his contract.

“When you are used to winning every season, this type of season can create some problems in yourself,” Conte said. “But I also think in a difficult season like this, I showed I’m a serial winner. To win in this way this season gives me more satisfaction than my wins in the past. After two years, the club knows me very well,” Conte said. “If they want to continue to work with me, they know me. I can’t change. I am this and my past speaks very clearly, as a player and as a manager. I’m a serial winner. I showed this in England in a difficult moment for the club after a 10th-place finish in 2015-2016. In two seasons, I brought two trophies for this club. I have a contract and I’m committed for this club. As you know very well, our job is not simple. I understand that the club can make a decision, a positive decision or a negative decision. I’m the first to understand. You have to understand if, in this season, we had the maximum or not. There is the possibility, with this group of players, that we did the maximum. For sure, we’ll make the best decision. I’m the first to accept every decision for the future. After these two seasons, I will always love this club and these fans – also if my future must be in a different way.”

Manchester United’s 1-0 loss in the FA Cup Final means they end the 2017-2018 season trophyless. No doubt Mourinho will be under added pressure to win important silverware during his upcoming third season at the Red Devils next term. Mourinho reportedly will be handed around £150m to spend in the transfer market and he wants a center-back, a full-back, and a central midfielder to strengthen his squad.

Chelsea vs. Manchester United - The Emirates FA Cup Final

“We tried to defend well. We scored one goal, it’s enough today. Though if we want to win a lot of games, we need to play better, because we just played defensively. But we won it and we are happy. He’s then asked about his future. Now I’m just happy. We didn’t play a great season, but we finished well,” said match-winner Eden Hazard.

Prior to the start of the FA Cup clash, José Mourinho said Romelu Lukaku had made himself available only as a sub in the FA Cup final. Lukaku had missed United’s previous three games with an ankle injury.

“I knew the opponent I was going to play against, that they have a compact low block with lots of physicalities,” said the United manager. “Without a target man, it would be difficult. When a player tells you he’s not ready to play, to start, then the question is: ‘How many minutes do you think you can play?’ How can I convince a player that is not ready to play?”

“Lukaku has decided he is not ready to start but is ready to give us some help. One thing is to start a match and play for 90 minutes, another is to be on the bench and play a few minutes. And that’s what he told us he was ready to do. We change Romelu with Marcus Rashford. Of course, they are two different players but he will play in the same position with different qualities. It is not fair and not my philosophy as a manager to put the responsibility on one player, we have to defend and attack as a team, and Marcus is just one of them. It is better to win than lose, it is much more beautiful, but it is not fair to analyze my players and what they did during the season because of one result. They are one of the two best teams in the two most important domestic competitions in a very difficult country with lots of very good teams. So I think they did a positive season. Can we win? Let’s try everything. I congratulate them because they won, but I don’t think they deserve to win. I congratulate because I am a sportsman. They score one more goal than us and they get the cup, and I have to do what my job asks me to do: I am the Manchester United manager and I have to be respectful, not just because they were my previous club, but because they are the opponent that won the cup. But I think we deserved to win, we were the best team, but that’s football. I am curious to know what you say, what people write because I can imagine if my team played like Chelsea did, I can imagine what everyone will say. I am quite curious. But I am on holiday. I gave everything I could, I know the players gave everything, it was hard for us to play without Lukaku against a team who play nine players in the box, you need that presence. They are not stupid, they know without Lukaku we don’t have a presence, without Fellaini we don’t have a presence, so with eight or nine players in the box, they knew they were going to be dominant. For me, the image of the game is that David de Gea didn’t touch the ball. We did everything, we tried, it’s the kind of defeat, while it hurts, we gave everything, no regrets.”

In Jose Mourinho’s post-match interview the manager was reticent to talk about the loss, saying his men deserved the win.

"With your questions, I know already where I am and I don't have big desire to speak. I think we say congratulations to the winner and that's it. I'm quite curious to especially because now I'm on holidays and have more time for that, I'm curious for today, tomorrow, next couple of days to read, watch, listen your opinions. My opinion is every defeat hurts but for me the ones that hurt less is when you give everything and go without any regrets. I prefer to lose like today than we did, for example, at Newcastle. I leave my players happy with them. For me that's important."

Mourinho does not think Chelsea deserved to win.

"I think we deserve to win, we were the best team but that's football. I am curious to see what people say what you write because if my team played like Chelsea did I can't imagine what you will say. My players gave absolutely everything, it was hard to play without Lukaku against a team who defends with nine players. We tried everything, the defeat hurts but I go home with the feeling we gave everything."We know this is how they play, they are not stupid, they know our team without Lukaku, Fellaini we don't have the presence so they knew they'd dominate direct football. They were a huge block of compact players, Courtois has a couple of saves, we had bad luck with some important balls in the box. For me the image of the game is David De Gea didn't touch the ball, he touched the ball out of the net. I congratulate them."

FA Cup Final 2018 Squads

Chelsea made three changes to the team that played Newcastle on the final day of the 2017-2018 England Premier League last Sunday as Andreas Christensen, Emerson, and Ross Barkley made way for Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, and Cesc Fabregas. Meanwhile Man United played a trailside against Watford last weekend. Ashley Young, Marcus Rashford, and Alexis Sanchez are the only additions to United’s starting XI. Romelu Lukaku was found to be fit but started the cup on the bench.

Chelsea

Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, Hazard, Giroud. Subs: Caballero, Barkley, Morata, Pedro, Zappacosta, Willian, Chalobah.

Manchester United

de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Sanchez. Subs: Bailly, Mata, Lukaku, Martial, Romero, Darmian, McTominay.

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte, right, watch from the sidelines during the English FA Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Fierce rivals Man United manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte clashed in the FA Cup Final

Antonio Conte’s long-time enemy Jose Mourinho was left wondering how he let the FA Cup trophy slip away from him. The answer is the great talent of Belgian striker Eden Hazard. Both managers have managed Hazard and had the advantage of his great quality. England will face Hazard when Belgium meet them in Kaliningrad in the World Cup 2018 next month.

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Belgium international Hazard who is 27, thinks his personality may hold him back from ever winning football’s greatest individual honor.

“My father always told me that. Maybe it’s true,” said Hazard. ‘I think, in football now, if you want to win something like the Ballon d’Or or top scorer, you need to be selfish. But I’m not like this, not at all. I’m just who I am.”

Hazard has refused to confirm he will sign a new contract with Chelsea, with his current deal due to expire in 2020. “For now I am just happy,” said Hazard. “To see the fans celebrate is something we like. We didn’t have a great season but at least we finish with a trophy.”

Hazard’s Chelsea teammate Olivier Giroud has urged him to stay at Chelsea so they can develop their attack skills. However, Hazard has been linked with a transfer this summer and has so far refused to sign a proposed new lucrative contract. The Belgian international wants to wait and see what transfer business Chelsea do this summer before deciding whether to stay or go.

Giroud arrived at Stamford Bridge in January and revealed he and Hazard are already clicking on the pitch and he does not want the forward to leave the club.

“Of course I want Eden to stay — who doesn’t want to play with him?” said Giroud. “I want to carry on working on our partnership. The two of us have only been playing together a short time but we have a good relationship on the field. We play close together because that’s what the manager wants us to do. Obviously when we are in the same areas on the pitch we can find ourselves much better. We like to play together because we have a good understanding, we have different qualities that complement each other. It is easy to play with him. Eden and I are good friends off the pitch as well. He is a nice person, he is easy to get along with. I knew him before I came to Chelsea.” 

Hazard put in a star performance on Saturday when the Blues defeated Manchester United in the FA Cup final that could be Antonio Conte’s last game as Chelsea boss. The Italian said that even winning the FA Cup may not be enough to save his job.

“As you know very well, our job is very difficult. Sometimes you can win but the club decides to sack you anyway because they have a reason to do this,” said Conte.

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Thibaut Courtois said, “It's great. To win my first FA Cup is amazing. I think it is a long season, especially with speculation about everything and obviously, City were amazing and we slipped up on our way.”

Gary Cahill commented, “We have to win things. Two league titles, an FA Cup and a runners-up medal in two years... it's not bad is it? He was fantastic as was all the boys. We had a lot of defending too, they pushed us to the end. Azpi's been superb all season, we're buzzing, got the job done. We're delighted. It's a dream come true because this is my first as captain of the club. John was last year. I'm delighted I've won these competitions because the last one in 2012 I didn't play in and it's not the same if you don't put everything on the pitch.”

Cesc Fabregas, “It hasn't been the best of seasons, objective was to play Champions League but sometimes these things happen. But look at the fans having fun enjoying the day, it's important for them. It was important to keep it tight, we know when we play with five defenders it's more difficult to put a press higher up the pitch, for the midfielders it's tough you have to run a lot. We were compact and disciplined.”

Gary Cahill was thrilled with the result! “It’s unbelievable. This was to save our season. I’m not saying we’ve had a magnificent season by any stretch, but we have to try to win things. We had a lot of defending to do. They pushed us to the line. We’re buzzing, we got the job done. This is a dream come true, as this is the first one as captain. Listen, we needed to achieve this goal for everybody, no matter what happens in the future. We’re not in control of that as players.”

   

CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE FINAL: ASTON VILLA V FULHAM

Aston Villa Vs. Middlesbrough - Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:Second Leg

James Bree, John Terry, and Birkir Bjarnason of Aston Villa celebrate at the full time whistle during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on May 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE: ASTON VILLA BOOK FINAL VS FULHAM

Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough (1-0 agg)

Aston Villa are through to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after holding off Middlesbrough at Villa Park on Tuesday night as the goalless draw seals Aston Villa's path to Wembley. Jedinak's header had given Villa the advantage to take into the second leg, and the scrappy goalless draw was enough for manager Steve Bruce's side to ensure their passage to Wembley Stadium on the road back to the Premier League. Boro kept a clean sheet but was unable to score a single goal and rarely threatened on the night with Adama Traore unable to make a difference in the game.

The only real opening in the first half went to Villa after 39 minutes as the ball ricocheted to James Chester in the box, but his effort went wide of the target. Villa would have the second chance of the game just before the hour mark. Albert Adomah speeded down the left and found Lewis Grabban in the middle, but Darren Randolph quickly denied the striker from close range. Villa worked hard to put the tie to bed, and went close again near the end as Jack Grealish shot from the edge of the area, but Randolph was there again to deny Villa with a flying save. There was controversy late on as Boro pushed hard for a goal. Traore found his way through and tried to lift the ball over Sam Johnstone, who handballed outside the area to give away a free-kick, but referee Mike Dean saw fit to only book the goalkeeper. Stewart Downing rattled the crossbar with the resulting set-piece that was their final chance.

Man of the match - Mile Jedinak

Jedinak produced an impressive performance in the center of Villa's midfield at Villa Park winning headers, tackles, and balls as key to his side getting over the line. Jedinak scored the crucial goal in the first leg that proved to be the difference between the two sides in the end.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce was interviewed after the match.

"We've just shaded it over the two games,” said Bruce. “We've got a goal from a set-piece which has won two games, basically. There's not much in the teams but I don't think they've had a shot on target in the two games. That stood us in good stead, obviously."

Bruce admitted Aston Villa were in a "mess" following their relegation from the Premier League, but is now "delighted" to have led his side to the play-off final. Villa were relegated from the Premier League in 2016, losing their top-flight status for the first time in 29 years. They came in 4th in the Championship League this season and Bruce, who was appointed the manager in October 2016 with Villa 19th, knows it has been a long uphill climb.

"Eighteen or nineteen months ago this club was in a mess but the experienced players have done the job for us and we're delighted about that," Bruce added. "As a one-off, it's fantastic if you go up through the playoffs, although I would love to have been second and sitting on a beach now. It was always going to be tough but what has got us through is our defense over two games. If any team deserved to win the game tonight I think it was us."

Bruce previously led Birmingham and Hull to promotion via the Championship play-offs.

"We've just shaded it over the two games. We've got a goal from a set-piece which has won two games, basically. There's not much in the teams but I don't think they've had a shot on target in the two games. That stood us in good stead, obviously,” continued Bruce. "I thought in the first half we gave the ball away too cheaply and we got caught up a little bit. In the second half, if I'm being honest, if there was one team that was going to win it I thought it might have been us. It was agony towards the end. It means so much and you can see what it means. Thankfully it looks as if we've got the club turned round a little bit."

Villa captain John Terry praised Steve Bruce's game plan as Villa look to end a two-year Premier League exile when they take on Fulham and Bruce is expecting a tough challenge against Slavisa Jokanovic's side.

"We've given ourselves an outstanding chance and we've got to beat a very, very good team in Fulham so we'll have a couple of days' rest and then prepare for what turns out to be a huge, huge game for everybody,” said Terry. "Fulham are a good football side, that's why they are where they are. We beat them here and they beat us down there. They've got some good players but, then again, so have we. It's something to look forward to. Go to Wembley, let's enjoy it."

Squads

Both clubs made one change from the first leg. James Bree came in for Ahmed Elmohamady at right-back for the home side while Dael Fry started in Middlesbrough's defense ahead of Daniel Ayala.

Aston Villa

Johnstone; Bree, Terry, Chester, Hutton; Hourihane, Jedinak, Grealish; Snodgrass, Grabban, Adomah. Subs: Bunn, Samba, Whelan, Onomah, Hogan, Kodjiah, Bjarnason.

Middlesbrough

Randolph; Shotton, Fry, Gibson, Friend; Howson, Clayton, Besic; Traoré, Assombalonga, Downing. Subs: Dimi, Cranie, Fabio, Leadbitter, Harrison, Bamford, Gestede.

Referee: Mike Dean.

Championship League Road to the 2018-19 England Premier League

The Cottagers will play Villa, the winner of the second play-off semi-final between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa in the showpiece final on Saturday 26th May.

Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough (agg 1-0)

Aston Villa drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off semi 2nd leg, winning 1-0 on aggregate.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (agg 2-1)

Fulham reached the Championship play-off final after a 2-0 win over Derby (2-1 on aggregate).

Sessegnon smashed the match opening goal (47), and an Odoi header made it two (66).

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2017-18 FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE

Last updated: May 15, 2018

# Team, Points

1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 99

2 Cardiff City 90

3 Fulham 88

4 Aston Villa 83

5 Middlesbrough 76

6 Derby County 75

7 Preston North End 73

8 Millwall 72

9 Brentford 69

10 Sheffield United 69

11 Bristol City 67

12 Ipswich Town 60

13 Leeds United 60

14 Norwich City 60

15 Sheffield Wednesday 57

16 Queens Park Rangers 56

17 Nottingham Forest 53

18 Hull City 49

19 Birmingham City 46

20 Reading 44

21 Bolton Wanderers 43

22 Barnsley 41

23 Burton Albion 41

24 Sunderland 37

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Aston Villa captain John Terry celebrates at the full-time whistle during the pitch invasion during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on May 15, 2018, in Birmingham, England.

   

LIVERPOOL’S WINNING WAYS

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Liverpool’s Mo Salah poses with his Premier League Golden Boot Award after the Premier League match between Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on May 13, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

LIVERPOOL’S WINNING WAYS

On fire Liverpool secure fourth on Premier League Table and a spot in the 2018-19 Champions League

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool easily defeated their visitors from the south coast, Brighton and Hove Albion 4-0, to end the England Premier League season as the only EPL club unbeaten at home. Next up The Reds clash with mighty Spanish La Liga Club Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League Final in Kiev. Great seats and last minute Champions League Final tickets are still available for sale securely online from the extensive LiveFootballTickets.com football ticket marketplace~do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch the top footballers in the world battle in Kiev for glory, the trophy, and the chance to be named “Kings of Europe” on May 26 at Olimplyski Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Liverpool joins Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League 2018-19 campaign.

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Mo Salah poses with his Premier League Golden Boot Award 

Mohammed Salah ended the EPL season with a record goal to win the 2018 Premier League Golden Boot award. Mohamed Salah crowned an excellent campaign with a new scoring record as Liverpool hammered Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 in their final game of the Premier League season to finish fourth on the Premier League and qualify for next season's Champions League.

The 25-year-old Egyptian arrived at Liverpool from Roma last summer. Salah struck in the 26th minute, tucking away a left-foot strike to give his side the lead and become the first player to score 32 goals in a 38-game Premier League season. Dejan Lovren made it 2-0 with a header just before the break and Salah then provided the assist for Dominic Solanke to send home his first goal for Liverpool just after halftime. Andrew Robertson fired home the fourth in the 85th minute as Liverpool rounded off a dominant display.

With the 2018 Champions League final against Real Madrid next, the win over Brighton put Liverpool in fourth place on 75 points, 5 clear of Chelsea Fc who slumped to a 3-0 defeat away to Newcastle.

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ARSENAL: ARSENE WENGER UPDATE

Arsene Wenger fears he will be forced to retire due to age discrimination

ARSENAL: ARSENE WENGER UPDATE

Arsene Wenger to consider executive role after retiring as Arsenal manager

Arsene Wenger has said he may end his managerial career once he ends his tenure as Arsenal boss at the end of this season. The Frenchman is due to leave Arsenal after 22 years in charge but plans to continue working in some capacity. Wenger, 68, has been linked with a host of positions with Everton, Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team rumored to have presented him with offers.

“Maybe with a distance, I will think, ‘no, maybe it’s a time to change a little bit direction’,’ said Wenger. ‘That’s what I have to decide. This has been a fantastic period for me but I have to turn the page and go for the next challenge.”

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Wenger 'has had a lot of offers' to consider post-Arsenal.

“For sure I will be active – my brain demands work. I like the English saying, ‘You have to live every day like it is your last’. One day you will be right.”

Wenger thinks his age may be an issue.

“I don’t look very good on the beach,” said Wenger. “I like green grass. “I like to work on it every day. I didn’t miss a training session in 22 years. I never stayed in my office. That is something that I will miss. ‘I keep myself fit. We have staff games – I can still play. I would pick myself every week. People look at your age and make an issue of it. ‘It becomes a bit discrimination. They don’t really look how you work and perform. They look, “Oh he is old”. I can understand that as I thought the same when I was young.”

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PFA MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR LIST

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Mohamed Salah won the 2017-18 Player of the Year award

PFA MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR LIST

PFA Men's Players' Player of the Year Award List

Mohamed Salah won the award in 2018 for his performances for Liverpool. Manchester City's Leroy Sane won the award in 2018 for the Young Men's Player of the Year.

The Professional Footballers' Association Players' Player of the Year also known as PFA Players' Player of the Year, the Players' Player of the Year, or the Player of the Year is an annual award given to the male player who is voted to have been the best of the year in English football. The award is ongoing since the 1973–74 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA). The current holder is Mo Salah, who won the award on 22 April 2018 for his performance throughout the 2017–18 season, representing Liverpool.

Watch former winners Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid tickets), Wayne Rooney (Everton tickets), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid ). Luis Suárez (Barcelona tickets), Eden Hazard (Chelsea tickets), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City tickets), N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea), and current winner Mohamed Salah (Liverpool tickets) compete in live action! Buy football tickets from LiveFootballTickets.com now for the opportunity to watch these outstanding footballers compete for their giant clubs!

Men's Player of the Year Award List from 1973 to present

1973–74 England Norman Hunter Leeds United 
1974–75 England Colin Todd Derby County 
1975–76 Northern Ireland Pat Jennings Tottenham Hotspur 
1976–77 Scotland Andy Gray Aston Villa 
1977–78 England Peter Shilton Nottingham Forest 
1978–79 Republic of Ireland Liam Brady Arsenal 
1979–80 England Terry McDermott Liverpool 
1980–81 Scotland John Wark Ipswich Town 
1981–82 England Kevin Keegan Southampton 
1982–83 Scotland Kenny Dalglish Liverpool 
1983–84 Wales Ian Rush Liverpool 
1984–85 England Peter Reid Everton 
1985–86 England Gary Lineker Everton 
1986–87 England Clive Allen Tottenham Hotspur 
1987–88 England John Barnes Liverpool 
1988–89 Wales Mark Hughes Manchester United 
1989–90 England David Platt Aston Villa 
1990–91 Wales Mark Hughes Manchester United 
1991–92 England Gary Pallister Manchester United 
1992–93 Republic of Ireland Paul McGrath Aston Villa 
1993–94 France Eric Cantona Manchester United 
1994–95 England Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers 
1995–96 England Les Ferdinand Newcastle United 
1996–97 England Alan Shearer Newcastle United
1997–98 Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal 
1998–99 France David Ginola Tottenham Hotspur 
1999–2000 Republic of Ireland Roy Keane Manchester United 
2000–01 England Teddy Sheringham Manchester United 
2001–02 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United  
2002–03 France Thierry Henry Arsenal 
2003–04 France Thierry Henry Arsenal 
2004–05 England John Terry Chelsea 
2005–06 England Steven Gerrard Liverpool 
2006–07 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 
2007–08 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 
2008–09 Wales Ryan Giggs Manchester United 
2009–10 England Wayne Rooney Manchester United 
2010–11 Wales Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur 
2011–12 Netherlands Robin van Persie Arsenal 
2012–13 Wales Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur 
2013–14 Uruguay Luis Suárez Liverpool  
2014–15 Belgium Eden Hazard Chelsea  
2015–16 Algeria Riyad Mahrez Leicester City
2016–17 France N'Golo Kanté Chelsea  
2017–18 Egypt Mohamed Salah Liverpool

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Leroy Sane won the 2017-18 Young Player of the Year award

Young Men's Player of the Year Award List from 2004 to present

2004–05 England Wayne Rooney Manchester United 
2005–06 England Wayne Rooney Manchester United 
2006–07 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 
2007–08 Spain Cesc Fàbregas Arsenal 
2008–09 England Ashley Young Aston Villa 
2009–10 England James Milner Aston Villa 
2010–11 England Jack Wilshere Arsenal 
2011–12 England Kyle Walker Tottenham Hotspur 
2012–13 Wales Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur 
2013–14 Belgium Eden Hazard Chelsea 
2014–15 England Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 
2015–16 England Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur 
2016–17 England Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur 
2017–18 Germany Leroy Sané Manchester City