The latest BMG poll reveals most Brits think Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur will take home the prestigious PFA Player Of The Year award at the 44th annual awards held on Sunday 23rd April 2017.
Removing those who said they are not interested in football, the results reveal 24% of those polled believe Kane, who is also a contender for the Golden Boot this season (having scored 20 goals at time of publication), will be voted PFA Player Of The Year. Older Brits are much more likely to say Kane than their younger counterparts with 33% of those aged 65 and over saying Kane compared with just 12% of those aged 18-24. Kane is only the fourth player to score 20+ goals in three consecutive Premier League seasons following Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Ruud Van Nistelrooy and for the third season in a row he is in contention for the prize but can he do it?
Not far behind is Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 22% who think the Manchester United forward will win the award. Unsurprisingly, this rises to 35% among those in the North West.
21% think N’Golo Kante, the Chelsea midfielder and the bookies favourite, will win the award following in the footsteps of former Leicester team-mate Riyad Mahrez who won the title last season.
Eden Hazard follows on 18% as the Chelsea midfielder is back to his best after a disappointing loss of form last season.
Just 8% believe Alexis Sanchez and just 7% believe Romelu Lukaku, the current top goalscorer in the Premier League, will win the award.
The PFA Premier League Team of the Year have been announced ahead of this years PFA Awards to be held on Sunday 23rd April 2017. An article released by the Professional Football Association can be found here.
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Lauren Harris – Senior Research Executive