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FOUR WIGAN ATHLETIC PLAYERS NAMED IN THE PFA LEAGUE ONE TEAM OF THE YEAR!

18 April 2018

Dan Burn, Nathan Byrne, Nick Powell and Will Grigg voted by PFA members as part of the PFA Sky Bet League One Team of the Year.

  • Four Wigan Athletic players named in the PFA Sky Bet League One Team of the Year
  • Will Grigg, Nathan Byrne, Nick Powell and Dan Burn named in the PFA Sky Bet League One Team of the Year
  • The team is voted by PFA members with players across the division selecting their Team of the Year

The recognition continues to come for Latics in an extraordinary season as four players have been named in the PFA Sky Bet League One Team of the Year.

After Sam Morsy, Dan Burn, Nathan Byrne and Nick Powell were named in the EFL League One Team of the Year as voted for by managers, the players vote by PFA members has seen Byrne, Burn and Powell selected again as well as striker Will Grigg.

The full team is as follows:

GK - Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury Town)
RB - Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic)
CB - Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers)
CB - Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic)
LB - Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers)
MID - Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers)
MID - Erhun Oztumer (Walsall)
MID - Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic)
FWD - Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers)
FWD - Jack Marriott (Peterborough United)
FWD - Will Grigg (Wigan Athletic)

About the PFA Awards

The 2018 PFA Awards will be held at the Grosvenor House, London on April 22nd.

The PFA Awards celebrates the best of English football in an evening attended by hundreds of current professional stars of the game, to recognise the outstanding performers in every division.

As the season draws towards its climax, the PFA Awards is a celebration of the achievement of all PFA members from the last 12 months.

In addition to the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year categories, the divisional Team of the Year are celebrated and we honour footballing achievement through the PFA’s Merit Award.

Previous winners of the prestigious PFA Players’ Player of the Year award have included Luis Suarez, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs. The current holders are N'Golo Kanté and Lucy Bronze.

PFA Chief Executive, Gordon Taylor OBE: “The PFA Awards is always a special occasion and one of the biggest nights in football’s social calendar.

“For the winners who are honoured at the awards, there can be no greater personal accolade than that of being recognised by your peers; an honour to be cherished.”

Latics players to have been voted in the PFA Team of the Year previously

1979-80 – Joe Hinnigan (Fourth Division) – First Latics player ever named in PFA Team

1981-82 – Colin Methven (Fourth Division)

1990-91 – Peter Atherton (Third Division/Third Tier) – First Wigan born Latics player in PFA Team

1995-96 – Roberto Martinez (Third Division/Fourth Tier)

1996-97 – Roberto Martinez (Third Division/Fourth Tier) – First time more than one in a PFA Team

1996-97 - Graeme Jones (Third Division/Fourth Tier) – First time more than one in a PFA Team

1999-00 – Roy Carroll (Division Two/Third Tier)

2000-01 – Arjan De Zeeuw (Division Two/Third Tier)

2001-02 – Arjan De Zeeuw (Division Two/Third Tier)

2002-03 – John Filan (Division Two/Third Tier)

2002-03 – Nicky Eaden (Division Two/Third Tier)

2002-03 – Jason De Vos (Division Two/Third Tier)

2002-03 – Jimmy Bullard (Division Two/Third Tier)

2004-05 – Jimmy Bullard (Championship)

2004-05 – Nathan Ellington (Championship)

2004-05 – Jason Roberts (Championship)

2005-06 – Pascal Chimbonda (Premier League)

2015-16 – Reece Wabara (League One/Third Tier)

2015-16 – Craig Morgan (League One/Third Tier)

2015-16 – Yanic Wildschut (League One/Third Tier)

2015-16 – Will Grigg (League One/Third Tier)

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