Sunday 23rd April saw the 44th PFA Awards at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane. The show was Created and Produced by The Black Arts Company and Global Broadcasting was Directed by the former “top of the Pops” and “The Brits” Director, Chris Cowie for The Black Arts.
The PFA Men’s Players’ Player was N’Golo Cante of Chelsea with the equivalent Woman’s Award going to Manchester City’s Lucy Bronze. The Young Player’s Awards went to Deli Ali and Jess Carter. David Beckham was given the PFA Merit Award.
Hosted by Manish Basim (the face of Premier League TV) and Rachel Stringer and featured Alt-Country act “Ward Thomas”, Grime Artiste “J Hus” and the immortal “Melanie C”
Watch here: 90 second edit of the 2017 PFA Awards
Watch here: The recording of the Live Stream on Facebook Live.
Watch here: Opening title sequence for The PFA 2017
Watch here: The story of Bradley Lowery and his touching relationship with Jermain Defoe.
The remarkable season enjoyed by Leicester City (and most of the rest of the football loving world it would appear) was in evidence at the 43rd PFA Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House on Sunday 24th April, just one week before they were acclaimed as Premier League Champions.
The Awards show, produced by The Black Arts with BBC Sport, included live performances from Jake Bugg and Tinie Tempah and featured a tribute to the England 1966 World Cup Squad ( with no less than eight squad players at the dinner), the PFA Merit Award to Ryan Giggs and the individual players awards to Beth Mead (Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year) Deli Ali (Men’s PFA Young Player of the Year) and Izzy Christiansen (Women’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year)
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy was presented with a Special Award for his historic sequence of goals, the club had no less than four players on the PFA Premier League Team of the Year and the ultimate award (the PFA Player’s Player of the Year) was presented to Ryjad Mahrez. Almost the entire squad attended the event, having beaten Swansea 4-0 the same afternoon.
PFA AWARDS | Jamie Vardy
The three most famous things in Leicester are Richard III, Leicester City FC and Kasabian. As Richard wasn’t available, here are two of them.
PFA AWARDS | Tinie Tempah
PFA AWARDS | Highlights
One of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in any category are the Professional Footballers Association Awards at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.
PFA AWARDS | Men’s Player of the Year