PFA Player and Young Player of the Year Shortlist is Out.

Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale.

Manchester United midfielder Micheal Carrick has been included on the shortlist for the Professional Football Association’s Player of the Year Award. The midfielder has been outstanding for Manchester United in their pursuit for a 20th league title.
Robin van Persie won the award last season as an Arsenal player and is still in contention for this season’s award. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on April 28.
Other players also in contention for the prestigious award are Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale, Chelsea playmakers Juan Mata and Eden Hazard and Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.
Bale, 23, and Hazard, 22, are also nominated in the Young Player of the Year shortlist, which includes Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, West Bromwhich Albion’s Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere.

Player of the Year shortlist
Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
Age: 23
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 27
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 17
Michael Carrick (Manchester United)
Age: 31
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 32
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 1
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Age: 22
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 30
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 8
Juan Mata (Chelsea)
Age: 24
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 29
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 10
Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Age: 26
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 32
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 22
Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
Age: 29
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 33
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 21
Young Player of the Year shortlist
Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
Age: 23
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 27
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 17
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa)
Age: 22
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 30
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 15
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Age: 22
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 30
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 8
Romelu Lukaku (West Brom)
Age: 19
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 29
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 13
Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)
Age: 22
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 25
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 1
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Age: 21
2012/13 Barclays Premier League appearances: 20
2012/13 Barclays Premier League goals: 0

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