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When is the PFA Player of the Year announced and who is on the shortlist?

When is the PFA Player of the Year announced and who is on the shortlist?
Mohamed Salah is in the running for the Player of the Year award (Picture: Getty Images)

The PFA Premier League Team of the Year has been announced, but we must wait before the individual Player of the Year award is dished out.

Six men are nominated for the award and, surprisingly, one of them didnt make it into the team of the year, which suggests he wont be picking up the gong.

Some legendary names have won the prize in the past, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Dennis Bergkamp, Alan Shearer and Gareth Bale.

Who will be joining the illustrious list this year, and when will we find out?

When is the PFA Player of the Year announced and who is on the shortlist?
Can Kevin De Bruyne claim the award? (Picture: Getty Images)

When is the PFA Player of the Year announced?

The award is handed out at the 45th PFA Awards which is held on the evening of Sunday, 22 April.

The winner is decided by PFA Members from the 92 Premier and Football League clubs voting on the outcome.

When is the PFA Player of the Year announced and who is on the shortlist?
David de Gea could be the first goalkeeper to win the award since Peter Shilton (Picture: Getty Images)

Who is on the shortlist?

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  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • David De Gea (Manchester United)
  • Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
  • Leroy Sané (Manchester City)
  • David Silva (Manchester City)

Who was in the PFA Team of the Year?

? PFA Premier League TOTY! @OfficialPanini

GK | David De Gea
RB | Kyle Walker
CB | Jan Vertonghen
CB | Nicolás Otamendi
LB | Marcos Alonso
MID | David Silva
MID | Kevin De Bruyne
MID | Christian Eriksen
FWD | Harry Kane
FWD | Mohamed Salah
FWD | Sergio Agüero

? #PFAawards

— PFA (@PFA) April 18, 2018

It is Manchester Citys Leroy Sane who, somewhat bizarrely, is nominated for Player of the Year, but could not make it into the Team of the Year.

PFA Premier League team of the year

GK | David De Gea RB | Kyle Walker CB | Jan Vertonghen CB | Nicolás Otamendi LB | Marcos Alonso MID | David Silva MID | Kevin De Bruyne MID | Christian Eriksen FWD | Harry Kane FWD | Mohamed Salah FWD | Sergio Agüero

PFA Chief Executive, Gordon Taylor OBE said of the prize-giving: The PFA Awards is always a special occasion and one of the biggest nights in footballs social calendar.

For the winners who are honoured at the awards, there can be no greater personal accolade than that of being recognised by your peers; an honour to be cherished.

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