N’Golo Kante of Chelsea has gained the skilled Footballers’ affiliation player of the yr award for 2016-17.
Tottenham’s Dele Alli additionally won the younger participant prize for the second successive year, whereas Manchester city’s Lucy Bronze won the ladies’s player of the year award.
Kante, the Chelsea midfielder, 26, beat Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez within the vote by way of his fellow avid gamers.
Kante used to be key to Leicester’s shock ultimate League win remaining yr and could develop into first player to reach the distinction of successful successive titles with totally different clubs if Chelsea can stay beforehand of Spurs on this season’s race.
for the reason that signing Kante in July, Chelsea have long gone from a mid-desk finish to the top of the pile with six video games to play.
In his absence, Leicester have generally struggled to copy their heroics of closing season and are nonetheless now not secure from relegation.
France international Kante has performed each minute within the league this season apart from the Boxing Day recreation towards Bournemouth, when he was once suspended, and the ultimate eleven minutes against Tottenham on Jan. four.
Kante stated: “It’s an enormous honour to be chosen by using the opposite gamers. It’s the most important honour to get this award.”
The midfielder is on the right track to win the most appropriate League with Chelsea, having executed so last season at Leicester, and added: “My first two seasons had been very gorgeous.
“ultimate season was very gorgeous. This season to this point, we’ve got had a excellent season however we now have to complete smartly.”
Birmingham’s Jess Carter was named women’s younger player of the 12 months.
Former England captain David Beckham obtained the PFA’s benefit award for his contribution to the game all the way through the ceremony at the Grosvenor lodge, in London, on Sunday.
additionally, former England ladies’s captain Kelly Smith – who turned into England’s first feminine professional footballer when she joined American aspect New Jersey in 1999 – landed the PFA different success award.