Only 4 English players were good enough and likable enough to wins the Fans’ Player of the Year award for their clubs, with Wayne Rooney not either, apparently, to win it for Manchester United. Sergio Aguero, responsible for one of the most memorable moments in the league’s history, deservedly won it for Manchester City.
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero
The numbers Sergio Aguero put up on his debut season in the English Premier League don’t say it all – 23 goals and 10 assists in 34 matches, but his final goal, three minutes into stoppage time, that gave City their first league title since 1968, was enough on its own.
Manchester United – Antonio Valencia
After missing most of the 2010-2011 season, Antonio Valencia came back to score 4 goals and add 13 assists, providing Manchester United with most of the few moments of flair their offense produced in a season that ended with a painful last second heart ache.
Arsenal – Robin van Persie
Van Persie finished as the league’s top scorer with 30 goals, finally breaking out and cementing his place as one of Europe’s best strikers, winning both player of the year awards (players & writers), winning the Arsenal Fans’ award for the second time during his 8 year stay with the club.
Tottenham – Scott Parker
Parker didn’t score once for Spurs on his first season with the team, but it was his leadership and playmaking skills that stood out during the club’s better terms during the season, always leaving everything he had and then a bit more on the pitch, which wasn’t enough for a Champions League bid unfortunately.
Newcastle – Papiss Demba Cisse
The big hit of the second half of the season, storming in from the Bundesliga, scoring 13 goals in 14 matches including that special brace against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, resulting in the goal of the season in both the Premier League and Europe.
Chelsea – Juan Manuel Mata
Not exactly the dream season in terms of league success, but the Champions League certanily made up for it. Mata seemed like the only player on the team willing to try anything out of the ordinary, usually the only attacking option in a defensive and tired midfield, finishing the season with 6 goals and 13 assists.
Everton – John Heitinga
Not the classiest, craftiest and most creative of players or even defenders. Heitinga is what Everton is – Tough to the bones, and relentless when motivated properly. He even managed to score one goal this season.
Liverpool – Martin Skrtel
Skrtel, next to Daniel Agger, looked all of a sudden like the Centre back everyone hoped he would be when he first signed on for the club. Maybe it was the aging Jamie Carragher’s fault all along? Skrtel even showed more and more from his ability to be a danger from set pieces, scoring two goals.
Fulham – Clint Dempsey
Despite no longer being one of the best kept secrets in West London, Dempsey just kept on scoring this season, finishing with a career high 17 goals, placing him fourth among the scorers in the Premier League this past campaign, earning his second consecutive Fans’ player of the year award.
West Brom – Jonas Olsson
On a side filled with hard workers and not too much flair or creativity, the 29 year old Swedish international managed to stand out as one of the more consistent Centre Backs in the premier league.
Swansea City – Michael Vorm
Vorm wasn’t the only Dutch keeper making an impression in the Premier League this season, but he was undoubtedly, along with his club, one of the pleasant surprises this year, making his debut after arriving for Utrecht.
Norwich – Grant Holt
Grant Holt has been one of the top scorers in the lower leagues with Norwich and earlier Shrewsbury. Apparently, his scoring touch didn’t go away with the big boys as well, leading the Canaries with 15 league goals in his first ever visit to the Premier League. Still not enough to get a Euro invite.
Sunderland – Stephane Sessegnon
His first full season with the club went much more smoothly than his rough debut half-season in North East England, scoring six goals as Sunderland relied more and more on his ability to conjure brilliance under Martin O’Neill.
Stoke – Peter Crouch
Peter Crouch enjoyed and fit in perfectly with the Style that Tony Pulis has going at Stoke, scoring 10 goals, his best season since his 2008-2009 campaign at Portsmouth.
Wigan – Gary Caldwell
Another season, another incredible feat of staying in the Premier League for Roberto Martinez and Wigan. Caldwell, in his best season for the Latics since coming over from Celtic, scored his best tally in the Premier League with 3 goals.
Aston Villa – Stephen Ireland
A terrible season for Villa, and the fact that Ireland played in 29 matches, scoring only one goal through the campaign, just puts more emphasis on how bad it really was.
QPR – Clint Hill
Clint Hill did have as good of a season at the defense of one of the weakest teams in the league as you might expect, with his most memorable moment coming in the form of a goal that clearly crossed the line in a match against Bolton, but was awarded by the referee.
Bolton – Adam Bogdan
Bogdan is mostly remembered for his mistakes and terrible decision making during many matches this season. Still managed to come up with the award for some reason.
Blackburn – Yakubu Aiyegbeni
A terrible season for Blackburn, but Yakubu had a wonderful comeback year, coming up with his best tally since arriving in the Premier League nearly 10 years ago, scoring 17 goals.
Wolves – Wayne Hennessey
Despite not managing a clean sheet in 30 consecutive matches, Hennessey, signing with the club until 2015, was probably the best thing the fans had to watch all season.