21 April 2013

2013 TDTR Awards nominees

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It's that time of the year where the football community gives out its annual awards - and at The Daily Transfer Request, we're not going to be any different.

Today, I am pleased to review the list of nominees for the 15 TDTR Awards to be given out this season. When the Premier League season ends in four weeks time, on 19 May, I will announce all of the winners, and indeed the losers in the case of some awards.

But who are the contenders? Well, here they are...

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Leighton Baines (EVERTON)
Gareth Bale (TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR)
Eden Hazard (CHELSEA)
Juan Mata (CHELSEA)
Luis Suarez (LIVERPOOL)
Robin van Persie (MANCHESTER UNITED)

I will explain my nominations for the Player of the Year award in a separate article next week. For now, you can vote for your own Player of the Year using our poll.

(WORST) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Fabio Borini (LIVERPOOL)
Jose Bosingwa (QUEENS PARK RANGERS)
Esteban Granero (QUEENS PARK RANGERS)
Danny Guthrie (READING)
Ivan Ramis (WIGAN ATHLETIC)
Markus Rosenberg (WEST BROMWICH ALBION)

TEAM OF THE YEAR
Everton
Manchester City
Manchester United
Swansea City
Tottenham Hotspur

MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Steve Clarke (WEST BROMWICH ALBION)
Sir Alex Ferguson (MANCHESTER UNITED)
Michael Laudrup (SWANSEA CITY)
David Moyes (EVERTON)
Andre Villas-Boas (TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR)

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(All nominees born on or after 1 June 1991)
Ben Davies (SWANSEA CITY)
Romelu Lukaku (WEST BROMWICH ALBION)
Matija Nastasic (MANCHESTER CITY)
Oscar (CHELSEA)
Raheem Sterling (LIVERPOOL)

VETERAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(All nominees born on or before 31 May 1980)
Julio Cesar (QUEENS PARK RANGERS)
Sylvain Distin (EVERTON)
Steven Gerrard (LIVERPOOL)
Tim Howard (EVERTON)
Frank Lampard (CHELSEA)

DEVIL OF THE YEAR
Craig Gardner (SUNDERLAND)
Matthew Lowton (ASTON VILLA)
Stephane Mbia (QUEENS PARK RANGERS)
Steven Pienaar (EVERTON)
Luis Suarez (LIVERPOOL)

CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Almen Abdi (WATFORD)
Charlie Austin (BURNLEY)
Matthew Connolly (CARDIFF CITY)
Thomas Ince (BLACKPOOL)
Glenn Murray (CRYSTAL PALACE)
Matej Vydra (WATFORD)

SURPRISE OF THE YEAR
Bradford City reach League Cup Final
Celtic stun Barcelona in Champions League
Everton start the season strongly
Luton Town knock Norwich City out of FA Cup
Richard Wright signs for Manchester City

MATCH OF THE YEAR
Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United (Premier League)
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Malaga (Champions League)
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United (Premier League)
Reading 5-7 Arsenal (League Cup)
Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City (Champions League)

GOAL OF THE YEAR
Hatem Ben Arfa (NEWCASTLE UNITED vs Aston Villa)
Andy Carroll (WEST HAM UNITED vs West Bromwich Albion)
Jermain Defoe (TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR vs West Ham United)
Cameron Jerome (STOKE CITY vs Southampton)
Robin van Persie (MANCHESTER UNITED vs Aston Villa)*
Jonathan Walters (STOKE CITY vs West Ham United)
* Given a late nomination for this award on 26 April

MERIT AWARD
Huw Jenkins (for overseeing the transformation of Swansea City)
Ross County & St Mirren (for standing up for fans and vetoing ridiculous Scottish league reconstruction plans)
Stiliyan Petrov (for bravely battling leukaemia throughout this season)

WORLD STAR OF THE FUTURE
(All nominees born on or after 1 June 1993)
Lucas Digne (LILLE & FRANCE)
Julian Draxler (SCHALKE 04 & GERMANY)
Viktor Fischer (AJAX & DENMARK)
Lazar Markovic (PARTIZAN BELGRADE & SERBIA)
Charis Mavrias (PANATHINAIKOS & GREECE)

WORLD TEAM OF THE YEAR
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
Corinthians
Manchester United
Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid

WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Radamel Falcao (ATLETICO MADRID & COLOMBIA)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN & SWEDEN)
Andres Iniesta (BARCELONA & SPAIN)
Lionel Messi (BARCELONA & ARGENTINA)
Manuel Neuer (BAYERN MUNICH & GERMANY)
Cristiano Ronaldo (REAL MADRID & PORTUGAL)
Luis Suarez (LIVERPOOL & URUGUAY)

Feel free to have your say in the comments section if you disagree with any of my nominations, or indeed believe that I've omitted anyone.

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