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2020/21 EA SPORTS Player of the Season shortlist

2 Jun 2021

See the eight standout performers nominated for the 2020/21 award

Eight players were nominated for the EA SPORTS Player of the Season award for 2020/21.

See: Dias named EA SPORTS Player of the Season

Supporters had until 18:00 BST on Thursday 3 June to vote for their favourite on the EA SPORTS website.

The votes of the public will be combined with those of the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts to decide the winner. 

EA SPORTS Player shortlist

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)
P25 W17 D5 L3 G6 A12

Manchester City's Belgian playmaker produced the joint second-highest assists total in the league and only three players surpassed his 80 chances created, even though he missed a third of the campaign.

Ruben Dias (MCI)
P32 W23 D5 L4 GS1 CS15

The centre-back made an instant impact following his arrival from Benfica in September 2020, leading Man City's defence to 15 clean sheets and winning 23 of his 32 matches. He also found the net once.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN)
P37 W20 D11 L6 G18 A12

The Portuguese's total of 18 goals was a competition-high by a midfielder in 2020/21. He also claimed the joint second-highest assists total to inspire Manchester United to a runners-up spot.

Jack Grealish (AVL)
P26 W13 D4 L9 G6 A10

Despite missing 12 matches, the Aston Villa captain was involved in 16 goals and played an integral role as his side secured 11th place, their best finish since 2010/11.

Harry Kane (TOT)
P35 W17 D8 L10 G23 A14

Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane became only the third player in Premier League history to finish with the most goals and assists in the same campaign, claiming both the Golden Boot and Playmaker Award after scoring 23 goals and setting up 14.

Mason Mount (CHE)
P36 W17 D10 L9 G6 A5

Chelsea Academy product Mount played all but two matches in the heart of the Blues' midfield and helped them secure a fourth-place finish, scoring six goals and registering five assists.

Mohamed Salah (LIV)
P37 W19 D9 L9 G22 A5

Liverpool's Egyptian finished only one goal short of Golden Boot-winner Kane as the Reds finished strongly to claim third position and a UEFA Champions League spot.

Tomas Soucek (WHU)
P38 W19 D8 L11 G10 A1

The Czech midfielder played every match and impressed with his aerial prowess and power, registering 10 goals as West Ham United finished sixth, their best position since 1998/99.

See: How the awards are decided

Also in this series

Part 2: Barclays Manager of the Season nominees
Part 3: Watch the Budweiser Goal of the Season contenders
Part 4: Nominees for Hublot Young Player of the Season

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