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How the Premier League's awards work

2 Sep 2018
Premier League Awards

Find out how the awards for player, manager and goal of the month and season are decided

You, the public, have the chance to vote on who should win the Premier League's awards for the best players, managers and goals each month and for the season.

In deciding the winners, a panel of experts (see below) including Premier League legends such as Alan Shearer and Jamie Carragher cast their votes on shortlists in all three categories for the monthly and season awards: the Carling Goal; the Barclays Manager; and the EA SPORTS Player.

For the EA SPORTS Player award, the Premier League also asks the nominees' peers to contribute, with club captains casting votes for a winner.

Public vote

The public have the chance to play a role, too, helping to decide the winners in each category.

The public's votes cast in each category will represent 10 per cent of the total votes and will be combined with those of the panel (and captains, for the player award). So they could prove crucial in deciding who will receive the awards.

When are season winners revealed?

The EA SPORTS Player of the Season award is announced from a shortlist on the final weekend of the season.

The Barclays Manager of the Season award is revealed soon after the season finishes.

The Carling Goal of the Season is selected from a shortlist of the monthly winners, plus any outstanding strikes in May and is announced about a week after the end of the season.

Premier League Panel
Alan Shearer Lynsey Hipgrave Graeme Le Saux Jason Roberts
Ian Wright Jermaine Jenas Niall Quinn Kevin Miles
Jamie Carragher Kelly Cates Shay Given EA representative
Hayley McQueen Andy Townsend Chris Foy Barclays representative
Rio Ferdinand Jacqui Oatley Mark Schwarzer Carling representative
Dion Dublin Alex Scott Paddy Barclay  
Awards history

The Manager of the Month award began in 1993/94, a year after the Premier League's debut season.

The Player of the Month award followed in 1994/95.

The inaugural Manager of the Month winner was Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson in August 1993. The Scot went on to win the award a record 27 times.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Jurgen Klinsmann won the maiden Player of the Month award in August 1994.

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, Man City's Sergio Aguero and Spurs' Harry Kane hold the record for the most awards, with six each.

See: Awards history

Premier League's Golden awards

At the end of every season there are three more Premier League awards, presented by Cadbury.

The Golden Boot goes to the players to have scored the most goals in that campaign.

The Golden Glove goes to the goalkeepers to have kept the most clean sheets.

The Premier League Playmaker of the Season award is presented to the players to have provided the most assists.

See: About the Golden Boot
See: About the Golden Glove
See: About the Playmaker of the Season

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