Hello, The primary sports newspaper makes a footballer of the year rating since the 1978/1979 season. The first three editions are seen as pilot editions and they weren't completely happy about their first attempt in 1978-79 (but they were happy with the eventual winner). Other than that, it has a few other features to keep in mind. To name a few: Missing games is punished hard. Treshold was between 1978 and 1994 editions the 31 games mark and even then someone has an advantage if he plays all 34 games. They don't mind to give a 4 out of 10 for a fairly invisible game without doing nothing wrong per se. If a players causes a few dangerous turnovers, a 2 out of 10 mark was in sight. It is above all a consistency award even though they obviously do look at the technical ability of players and their contribution for the team. Relate the ranking of players to where the team finishes. Sometimes a team finished second or first but their players become grossly underrated in the list. I miss the 1987-88 season list though, which was won by Gerald Vanenburg. Despite the limitations, it is interesting to see how they were ranked before they went abroad and how they were ranked in multiple seasons, in case they had played more than 30 games. I will post the top 30 and also note how the ones nominated by the players (the "PFA award") ended in the list. Something similar, though with a different methodology, exists for the Belgian league, which was posted here. http://www.bigsoccer.com/community/threads/belgian-golden-shoe-soulier-dor-1954-2010.1853033/ N.B. I still plan to complete the win/loss thread.