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players who won back-to-back PFA young player of the year award

Players Who Won Back-to-back PFA Young Player of the Year

Last Updated on June 11, 2022

Winning the PFA Young player of the year award is something prestigious, but let’s find out the only few players who won it back-to-back.

The PFA Young player of the year award is given to a young player (less than 24 years of age) adjudged to be the best player of the Premier League season amongst players of his age.

Only 6 players have won the award back-to-back. Let’s highlight these players.

1. Ryan Giggs (1991-93)

In the 1991/92, Giggs won his first PFA Young player of the month award. That season, 18-year-old Giggs played 37 Premier League matches in 2,981 minutes.

The then-Welsh-youngster scored 4 Premier League goals that season and won the PFA YPOTY award.

In the following season, Giggs continued his good form. He scored 9 goals and provided 5 assists in 3,481 Premier League minutes.

Giggs also helped Manchester United to clinch the Premier League title that season. At the end of the season, Giggs won the PFA YPOTY award again.

In essence, Ryan Giggs is the first player to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award back-to-back.

Giggs went on to be one of the best Premier League midfielders ever.

2. Robbie Fowler (1994-96)

In the 1994/95 season, 19-year-old Robbie Fowler scored 25 Premier League goals and provided 8 assists in 42 PL matches.

Fowler’s overall performance that season earned him the PFA Young player of the season award.

In the following season, Fowler won the award again. This time, Fowler scored 28 Premier League goals in fewer matches (38).

Fowler is the second player to win the PFA Young player of the season award back-to-back after Ryan Giggs.

3. Wayne Rooney (2004-06)

During his time, no young player could match up to Wayne Rooney.

In the 2004/05 season, 19-year-old Rooney scored 11 Premier League goals and provided 5 assists in 29 apps. At the end of that season, Rooney won the PFA YPOTY award.

In the following season, Rooney’s stats were even better. He scored 16 goals and provided 9 assists in 36 matches.

Rooney then won the PFA Young player of the year award, making him the 3rd player to win the award back-to-back.

4. Dele Alli (2015-17)

19-year-old Dele Alli lit up the Premier League in the 2015/16 season. In that season, Alli played 33 Premier League matches and scored 10 PL goals. Also, he provided 9 assists.

Alli’s breakthrough performance that season earned him the PFA YPOTY award.

In the 2016/17 season, Alli won the award again after another fine season with Tottenham. Alli went on to score 18 Premier League goals in 37 matches.

5. Lauren Hemp (2018-22)

The Premier League is not for only men. Women also play in the League.

Lauren Hemp is the only woman in this class of great people.

Incredibly, Hemp won the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year in 4 consecutive years from 2018 to 2022. No other Premier League player has ever achieved this feat.

Lauren Hemp was just 18 when she won her first PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year in 2018.

Hopefully, Hemp would be one of the best female soccer players in the nearest future.

6. Phil Foden (2020-22)

Manchester City have a young lad they can rely on in Phil Foden.

Foden is one of the 6 players who have won the PFA young player of the year award back-to-back.

In the 2020/21 season, Foden played 28 Premier League games, scored 9 goals and provided 5 assists. Incredibly, Foden had the exact same numbers in the following Premier League season.

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Conclusion

So far, only 6 players who have won back-to-back the PFA Young player of the year award and they are;

  • Ryan Giggs
  • Robbie Fowler
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Dele Alli
  • Lauren Hemp
  • Phil Foden

Ryan Giggs is the first player to win the award back-to-back. However, Lauren Hemp is the first and only woman to win the award back-to-back.

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