Malbranque Fulham's top dog
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Malbranque was the undisputed king of Loftus Road as he romped away with the poll from his team-mates.
Despite being entrenched in the lower reaches of the Premiership table, Malbranque was an influential figure both on the domestic scene and in the Uefa Cup.
The young Frenchman was rewarded for his efforts by planetfootball.com readers as he picked up a whopping 61 percent of the 8,901 votes for Fulham's Player of the Year.
With 5,441 votes to himself, Malbranque's colleagues were floundering behind him with the departing Steve Finnan closest with 15 percent.
Sean Davis, whose performances earned him a call-up to the senior England squad for the February friendly against Australia, was third with 13 percent.
The minor places were filled by Malbranque's compatriot Sylvain Legwinski, goalkeeper Maik Taylor and another Frenchman, Alain Goma.
1. Steed Malbranque 61%
2. Steve Finnan 15%
3. Sean Davis 13%
4. Sylvain Legwinski 6%
5. Maik Taylor 3%
6. Alain Goma 2%
The final list of 20 star men is now taking shape with Thierry Henry, Gareth Barry, Christophe Dugarry, Brad Friedel, Jay-Jay Okocha, Scott Parker, Gianfranco Zola and Malbranque all through to the final poll.