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2009-10 Best Premier League Players and Managers

During the past few weeks, over 58,000 soccer fans from around the world voted in the 2009-10 EPL Awards, a readers choice awards competition that recognizes the best in Premier League football — everything from players and managers to podcasts, blogs, commentators and TV shows of the 2009-2010 season.

Drum roll, please. Here are the winners of the 2009-10 EPL Awards in the general categories of best players and managers:

2009-10 Best EPL Striker

  • Best EPL Striker: Wayne Rooney
  • Runner-up: Robin van Persie
  • Editor’s Choice: Didier Drogba

2009-10 Best EPL Midfielder

  • Best EPL Midfielder: Cesc Fabregas
  • Runner-up: Frank Lampard
  • Editor’s Choice: Cesc Fabregas

2009-10 Best EPL Defender

  • Best EPL Defender: Thomas Vermaelen
  • Runner-up: Michael Dawson
  • Editor’s Choice: Thomas Vermaelen

2009-10 Best EPL Goalkeeper

  • Best EPL Goalkeeper: Heurelho Gomes
  • Runner-up: Joe Hart
  • Editor’s Choice: Heurelho Gomes

2009-10 Best EPL Manager

  • Best EPL Manager: Arsene Wenger
  • Runner-up: Harry Redknapp
  • Editor’s Choice: Harry Redknapp

2009-10 Most Improved EPL Manager

  • Most Improved EPL Manager: Harry Redknapp
  • Runner-up: Roy Hodgson
  • Editor’s Choice: Roy Hodgson

2009-10 Worst EPL Manager

  • Worst EPL Manager: Rafael Benitez
  • Runner-up: Brian Laws
  • Editor’s Choice: Rafael Benitez

2009-10 Best Player Of The Year

  • Best EPL Player Of The Year: Wayne Rooney
  • Runner-up: Cesc Fabregas
  • Editor’s Choice: Wayne Rooney

2009-10 Best Young Player Of The Year

  • Best EPL Young Player Of The Year: Alex Song
  • Runner-up: Gareth Bale
  • Editor’s Choice: Gareth Bale

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who voted in the awards. As you can see from the above list, the Arsenal supporters were out in full force and helped their players and manager win several awards.


About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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