PFA Team of the Year (1970s)

The Professional Footballers' Association Team of the Year (often called the PFA Team of the Year, or simply the Team of the Year) is an annual award given to a set of 55 footballers across the top four tiers of men's English football; the Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as the women's FA WSL, who are seen to be deserving of being named in a "Team of the Year". Peter Shilton currently holds the most appearances in the PFA Team of the Year in the top division with 10 appearances. Steven Gerrard currently holds the most appearances in the PFA Team of the Year in the Premier League era with eight appearances.

The award has been presented since the 1973–74 season and the shortlist is compiled by the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), in January of every year, with the winners then being voted for by the other players in their respective divisions.[1][2][3] The award is regarded by players in the Football League as the highest accolade available to them, due to it being picked by their fellow professionals.[2] Oxford United's Damian Batt, who was named in the Team of the Year for League Two in 2011, said he was "very pleased to be given such a prestigious award. It is something that I am very proud of".[4] In 2014, a team for female players competing in the FA WSL was selected for the first time.[5]

Kenny Sansom April 2011 TB
Kenny Sansom appeared in a PFA Team of the Year on 11 occasions, which is more than any other player.

Key

  • Heading key: Pos. – Position; App. – Number of appearances in a PFA Team of the Year.
  • Position key: GK – Goalkeeper; DF – Defender; MF – Midfielder; FW – Forward.
  • Players marked dagger appeared in a first tier PFA Team of the Year more than once.
  • Players marked double-dagger appeared in a second tier PFA Team of the Year more than once.
  • Players marked * appeared in a third tier PFA Team of the Year more than once.
  • Players marked ¤ appeared in a fourth tier PFA Team of the Year more than once.

Winners

1973–74

Source[1]

First Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Pat Jennings Tottenham Hotspur 1
DF Paul Madeley Leeds United 1
DF Roy McFarland Derby County 1
DF Norman Hunter Leeds United 1
DF Colin Todd Derby County 1
MF Billy Bremner Leeds United 1
MF Tony Currie Sheffield United 1
MF Johnny Giles Leeds United 1
FW Mick Channon Southampton 1
FW Malcolm Macdonald Newcastle United 1
FW Allan Clarke Leeds United 1

Second Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Bryan King Millwall 1
DF John Craggs Middlesbrough 1
DF David Watson Sunderland 1
DF Willie Maddren Middlesbrough 1
DF John Gorman Carlisle United 1
MF Bruce Rioch Aston Villa 1
MF Don Masson Notts County 1
MF Asa Hartford West Bromwich Albion 1
FW Dennis Tueart Sunderland 1
FW Duncan McKenzie Nottingham Forest 1
FW Don Rogers Swindon Town 1

Third Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Roger Jones Blackburn Rovers 1
DF Ian Wood Oldham Athletic 1
DF Mel Machin Bournemouth 1
DF Barry Swallow York City 1
DF Colin Sullivan Plymouth Argyle 1
MF Ernie Machin Plymouth Argyle 1
MF Alan Durban Shrewsbury Town 1
MF Barry Lyons York City 1
FW Bruce Bannister Bristol Rovers 1
FW Alan Warboys Bristol Rovers 1
FW Phil Boyer Bournemouth 1

Fourth Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Steve Death Reading 1
DF Ian Branfoot Lincoln City 1
DF John Hulme Reading 1
DF Jimmy Giles Exeter City 1
DF David Peach Gillingham 1
MF Fred Hill Peterborough United 1
MF Paul Walker Peterborough United 1
MF Brian Godfrey Newport County 1
FW Fred Binney Exeter City 1
FW Jim Hall Peterborough United 1
FW Brian Yeo Gillingham 1

1974–75

Source[1]

First Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Peter Shilton Stoke City 1
DF Paul Madeley dagger Leeds United 2
DF Gordon McQueen Leeds United 1
DF Colin Todd dagger Derby County 2
DF Kevin Beattie Ipswich Town 1
MF Billy Bonds West Ham United 1
MF Colin Bell Manchester City 1
MF Alan Hudson Stoke City 1
FW Duncan McKenzie dagger Leeds United 2
FW Bob Latchford Everton 1
FW Leighton James Burnley 1

Second Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Bryan King double-dagger Millwall 2
DF John Gidman Aston Villa 1
DF David Watson double-dagger Sunderland 2
DF Martin Buchan Manchester United 1
DF Stewart Houston Manchester United 1
MF Len Cantello West Bromwich Albion 1
MF Mick Channon Southampton 2
MF Billy Hughes Sunderland 1
FW Ray Graydon Aston Villa 1
FW Stuart Pearson Manchester United 1
FW Phil Boyer Norwich City 2

Third Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Roger Jones * Blackburn Rovers 2
DF Andy Burgin Blackburn Rovers 1
DF Graham Hawkins Blackburn Rovers 1
DF Derek Jeffries Crystal Palace 1
DF Phil Burrows Plymouth Argyle 1
MF Chris Turner Peterborough United 1
MF Arfon Griffiths Wrexham 1
MF Peter Taylor Crystal Palace 1
FW Peter Eastoe Swindon Town 1
FW Billy Rafferty Plymouth Argyle 1
FW Alan Buckley Walsall 1

Fourth Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Peter Grotier Lincoln City 1
DF Sandy Pate Mansfield Town 1
DF Jimmy Giles ¤ Exeter City 2
DF Trevor Storton Chester City 1
DF John Breckin Rotherham United 1
MF Bobby Doyle Barnsley 1
MF Alan Durban Shrewsbury Town 2
MF Gordon Hodgson Mansfield Town 1
FW Derek Draper Chester City 1
FW Ray Clarke Mansfield Town 1
FW Paul Stratford Northampton Town 1

1975–76

Source[6]

First Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Pat Jennings dagger Tottenham Hotspur 2
DF Paul Madeley dagger Leeds United 3
DF Roy McFarland dagger Derby County 2
DF Colin Todd dagger Derby County 3
DF Kevin Beattie dagger Ipswich Town 2
MF Kevin Keegan Liverpool 1
MF Don Masson Queens Park Rangers 2
MF Alan Hudson dagger Stoke City 2
FW Duncan McKenzie dagger Leeds United 3
FW John Toshack Liverpool 1
FW Dennis Tueart Manchester City 2

Second Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Jimmy Montgomery Sunderland 1
DF Gary Locke Chelsea 1
DF Paul Jones Bolton Wanderers 1
DF Geoff Merrick Bristol City 1
DF John Gorman double-dagger Carlisle United 2
MF Tony Towers Sunderland 1
MF Bobby Kerr Sunderland 1
MF Johnny Giles West Bromwich Albion 2
FW Mick Channon double-dagger Southampton 3
FW Paul Cheesley Bristol City 1
FW Peter Thompson Bolton Wanderers 1

Third Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Eric Steele Peterborough United 1
DF Ray Evans Millwall 1
DF Ian Evans Crystal Palace 1
DF Derek Jeffries * Crystal Palace 2
DF Clive Charles Cardiff City 1
MF Peter O'Sullivan Brighton & Hove Albion 1
MF Dennis Burnett Brighton & Hove Albion 1
MF Peter Taylor * Crystal Palace 2
MF David Gregory Peterborough United 1
FW Alan Buckley * Walsall 2
FW Dixie McNeil Hereford United 1

Fourth Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Peter Grotier ¤ Lincoln City 2
DF Ian Branfoot ¤ Lincoln City 2
DF Sam Ellis Lincoln City 1
DF Terry Cooper Lincoln City 1
DF Phil Sandercock Torquay United 1
MF Geoff Hutt Huddersfield Town 1
MF Ian Miller Doncaster Rovers 1
MF Tony Whelan Rochdale 1
FW John Ward Lincoln City 1
FW Ronnie Moore Tranmere Rovers 1
FW Peter Kitchen Doncaster Rovers 1

1976–77

Source[6]

First Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Ray Clemence Liverpool 1
DF John Gidman Aston Villa 2
DF Roy McFarland dagger Derby County 3
DF Kevin Beattie dagger Ipswich Town 3
DF Mick Mills Ipswich Town 1
MF Kevin Keegan dagger Liverpool 2
MF Brian Talbot Ipswich Town 1
MF Trevor Brooking West Ham United 1
FW Trevor Francis Birmingham City 1
FW Andy Gray Aston Villa 1
FW Dennis Tueart dagger Manchester City 3

Second Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK George Wood Blackpool 1
DF Gary Locke double-dagger Chelsea 2
DF Paul Jones double-dagger Bolton Wanderers 2
DF Paul Futcher Luton Town 1
DF David Peach Southampton 2
MF George Best Fulham 1
MF Gary Stanley Chelsea 1
MF Ray Wilkins Chelsea 1
FW John Richards Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
FW Mick Channon double-dagger Southampton 4
FW John Robertson Nottingham Forest 1

Third Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Tom McAlister Rotherham United 1
DF John McMahon Preston North End 1
DF Ian Evans * Crystal Palace 2
DF Graham Cross Brighton & Hove Albion 1
DF Kenny Sansom Crystal Palace 1
MF Arfon Griffiths * Wrexham 2
MF Brian Horton Brighton & Hove Albion 1
MF Alan Crawford Rotherham United 1
FW Peter Ward Brighton & Hove Albion 1
FW Billy Ashcroft Wrexham 1
FW Alan Buckley * Walsall 3

Fourth Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Terry Poole Huddersfield Town 1
DF Brendon Batson Cambridge United 1
DF Lindsay Smith Colchester United 1
DF Steve Dowman Colchester United 1
DF Andy Ford Southend United 1
MF Ian Miller ¤ Doncaster Rovers 2
MF Dennis Bond Watford 1
MF Don Hutchins Bradford City 1
FW Alan Curtis Swansea City 1
FW Brian Joicey Barnsley 1
FW Peter Kitchen ¤ Doncaster Rovers 2

1977–78

Source[7]

First Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Peter Shilton dagger Nottingham Forest 2
DF John Gidman dagger Aston Villa 3
DF Gordon McQueen dagger Manchester United 2
DF Martin Buchan Manchester United 2
DF Derek Statham West Bromwich Albion 1
MF Steve Coppell Manchester United 1
MF Liam Brady Arsenal 1
MF Trevor Brooking dagger West Ham United 2
FW Trevor Francis dagger Birmingham City 2
FW Joe Jordan Manchester United 1
FW John Robertson Nottingham Forest 2

Second Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Barry Daines Tottenham Hotspur 1
DF Terry Naylor Tottenham Hotspur 1
DF Paul Jones double-dagger Bolton Wanderers 3
DF Paul Futcher double-dagger Luton Town 2
DF Kenny Sansom Crystal Palace 2
MF Glenn Hoddle Tottenham Hotspur 1
MF Peter Reid Bolton Wanderers 1
MF Alan Ball Southampton 1
FW Peter Ward Brighton & Hove Albion 2
FW John Duncan Tottenham Hotspur 1
FW Peter Taylor Tottenham Hotspur 3

Third Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Dai Davies Wrexham 1
DF Brendon Batson Cambridge United 2
DF Ian Ross Peterborough United 1
DF Chris Turner * Peterborough United 2
DF Keith Kennedy Bury 1
MF Mickey Thomas Wrexham 1
MF Bobby Shinton Wrexham 1
MF David Moss Swindon Town 1
FW Alan Buckley * Walsall 4
FW Dixie McNeil * Wrexham 2
FW Dave Kemp Portsmouth 1

Fourth Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Peter Springett Barnsley 1
DF Chris Lawler Stockport County 1
DF Sam Ellis ¤ Watford 2
DF Mick McCarthy Barnsley 1
DF Keith Pritchett Watford 1
MF Ian Miller ¤ Doncaster Rovers 3
MF Roger Joslyn Watford 1
MF Robbie James Swansea City 1
FW Alan Curtis ¤ Swansea City 2
FW Brendan O'Callaghan Doncaster Rovers 1
FW Alan Mayes Watford 1

1978–79

Source[7]

First Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Peter Shilton dagger Nottingham Forest 3
DF Viv Anderson Nottingham Forest 1
DF David O'Leary Arsenal 1
DF David Watson Manchester City 3
DF Derek Statham dagger West Bromwich Albion 2
MF Liam Brady dagger Arsenal 2
MF Tony Currie dagger Leeds United 2
MF Osvaldo Ardiles Tottenham Hotspur 1
FW Cyrille Regis West Bromwich Albion 1
FW Kenny Dalglish Liverpool 1
FW Laurie Cunningham West Bromwich Albion 1

Second Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Mark Wallington Leicester City 1
DF Kevin Hird Blackburn Rovers 1
DF Mark Lawrenson Brighton & Hove Albion 1
DF Mike Doyle Stoke City 1
DF Kenny Sansom double-dagger Crystal Palace 3
MF Trevor Brooking West Ham United 3
MF Howard Kendall Stoke City 1
MF Brian Horton Brighton & Hove Albion 2
FW Pop Robson West Ham United 1
FW Mike Flanagan Charlton Athletic 1
FW Peter Withe Newcastle United 1

Third Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Chris Turner Sheffield Wednesday 1
DF John Stirk Watford 1
DF Steve Sims Watford 1
DF Ian MacDonald[a] Carlisle United 1
DF Trevor Storton[a] Chester City 2
DF John Breckin Rotherham United 2
MF Brian Hornsby Sheffield Wednesday 1
MF Ray McHale Swindon Town 1
MF Ian Callaghan Swansea City 1
FW Luther Blissett Watford 1
FW Ross Jenkins Watford 1
FW Alan Curtis Swansea City 3

Fourth Division

Pos. Player Club App.
GK Steve Death ¤ Reading 2
DF Gary Peters Reading 1
DF Steve Foster Portsmouth 1
DF Mick McCarthy ¤ Barnsley 2
DF Kevin Moore Grimsby Town 1
MF Joe Waters Grimsby Town 1
MF Richie Bowman Reading 1
MF Alan Little Barnsley 1
FW Alan Cork Wimbledon 1
FW Les Bradd Stockport County 1
FW Allan Clarke Barnsley 2

Notes

  1. ^ a b Players tied for position.[7][8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Lynch, Tony (1995). The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. London: Random House. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-09-179135-3.
  2. ^ a b "LUFC No Leeds players in PFA Team of the Year". Vital Leeds. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  3. ^ Magowan, Alistair (18 April 2011). "Do you agree with PFA awards?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  4. ^ Sumner, Ric (20 April 2011). "Batt named in PFA League Two team of the year". Oxford Journal. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013.
  5. ^ "New titles for women at PFA awards dinner in 2014". The Football Association. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b Lynch. The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. p. 141.
  7. ^ a b c Lynch. The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. p. 142.
  8. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (1999). The 1999–2000 Official PFA Footballers Factfile. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. p. 352. ISBN 978-1-85291-607-7.

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