Thursday 12 April 2012
The greatest players, managers and moments in Premier League history will be honoured in the 20 Seasons Awards which launches on 17th April.
This season is the 20th campaign of the Premier League and to celebrate the landmark, accolades will be awarded to the incredible people and the memorable moments that have helped make the competition the most watched in the world.
The shortlists will be announced next week, and you can get involved.
There are 11 categories, five of which will be determined by a public vote and six by a panel of leading football figures, journalists and commentators.
The panel will decide on:
The public vote will recognise:
As well as those nine awards, both the public and the panel are to choose Fantasy Teams of the 20 Seasons from a shortlist of 80 players.
There are also three fact-based awards:
Fans will be able to submit their selections in the public vote categories through a specially-designed microsite on premierleague.com, which goes live on Tuesday 17th April through to Monday 30th April.
As well as revealing the category shortlists, the Premier League 20 Seasons website will have video clips of all the nominations so that fans can re-live the shortlisted goals, matches, saves and celebrations to help make their selections.
And the public can also select an ultimate Premier League Fantasy Team from a shortlist of the greatest players from the last 20 years.
Fans can pick a goalkeeper, two centre-backs, one left-back, one right-back, two central midfielders, one right midfielder, one left midfielder and two forwards for an all-time XI.
There are 10 shortlisted players in each position. The shortlists for all the categories have been created by nominations submitted by all UK national newspapers as well as the Premier League's five live Broadcast Partners in the UK.
A number of the winners will be honoured at a special presentation ceremony on Tuesday 15th May.