PFA Fans' Vote
Time is running out for you to vote for the PFA 2UP Fans' Player of the Year for all four divisions.
Last Updated: 09/04/08 8:48am
The voting for the PFA 2UP Fans' Player of the Year awards, across all four divisions of the best league in the world, is well under way - but you only have until midnight on 10th April to register your nomination.
To vote in the PFA 2UP Fans' Player of the Year Awards, visit www.givemefootball.com
It's certainly going to be a close-run thing in the Premier League where a host of top performers are vying to take the title won by 2007 Fans' Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo who, of course, is back in the running again this time around.
Here's a check on the Premier League contenders, and a reminder of what PFA Deputy Chief Executive Mick McGuire had to say about the players who have all won monthly awards this season....
CESC FABREGAS (September)
We have seen consistent improvement from him and by combining Spanish technique, vision and touch with the physical edge you have to have to compete in the Premier League, he has developed into one of the best midfield players in Europe.
STEVEN GERRARD (October)
Whether it's for club or country, you can always rely on Steven leading from the front, and he has probably won more games single-handed than any other player with moments of absolute brilliance.
CRISTIANO RONALDO (November, January)
If there is a more in-form world class player then I would love to see him. Ronaldo is, at times, impossible to mark and his quickness of feet and ability to go either way at such pace make him a nightmare for defenders.
RYAN GIGGS (December)
Ryan provides a perfect example of how to prepare yourself, both mentally and physically, to play consistently for one of the biggest club sides in the world on the biggest stage, as he has done for 13 incredible years as an elite player.
EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR (February)
Probably the biggest compliment you can pay him is that, despite the doubts, Arsenal have not missed Thierry Henry as much as people thought. For Emmanuel to replace an icon like Thierry the way he has tells you as much about his temperament as it does about his ability.
FERNANDO TORRES (March)
He combines the qualities of an English-style centre forward showing the ability and willingness to run into channels and behind defenders, finding positions from which he has scored so many wonderful goals, and created a number of others for the likes of Steven Gerrard.
THE CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS
Whilst the likes of rising talents Michael Mifsud (Coventry) and Michael Kightly of Wolves have been setting the division alight, it's been great to see a number of 'veteran' performers being recognised for their contributions in what is a very tough and competitive Championship.
Dean Windass, Dion Dublin and Paul Dickov are all still going strong at this level, while Norwich winger Darren Huckerby is also in contention for the award.
Sheffield United striker James Beattie (September winner) and Bristol City keeper Adriano Basso (March) are also in the hunt for the overall title in the Championship.
LEAGUE ONE CONTENDERS
Despite having to contend with a 15-point deduction at the start of the season, Leeds United got off to a flyer - thanks in no small part to the strike partnership of Tresor Kandol and Jermaine Beckford.
Kris Commons has been a consistent performer for Nottingham Forest, while young, attacking midfielder Jay Simpson has certainly made a big impression at Millwall; winning the monthly award in November AND March. Carlisle keeper Keiren Westwood is also a major contender as the Cumbrians push for promotion.
LEAGUE TWO CONTENDERS
We have a double monthly winner in League Two also, with Accrington's Andrew Procter taking the honours in both September and January.
Bradford's long-serving defender David Wetherall has also put himself in with a shout by winning the monthly award for March.
Tom Williams and Will Antwi have been doing their bit to keep Wycombe in contention for promotion to League One, whilst Stockport's James Smith and Chesterfield's leading scorer Jack Lester make up the contenders in the bottom division.