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Premier League Unveils 20 Seasons Awards shortlists

April 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Premier League

Football fans are being invited to vote for their favourite moments in Premier League history as part of the 20 Season celebrations of the world’s most followed football league.

To celebrate two decades of Premier League football we are asking supporters to honour the greatest players, managers and landmarks. The Premier League has created shortlists for 11 categories, five of which will be determined by a public vote and six by a panel. The public will be able to vote for Goal of the 20 Seasons, Match of the 20 Seasons, Save of the 20 Seasons, and Celebration of the 20 Seasons.

Fans are able to submit their selections in the public vote categories through a specially-designed microsite at www.premierleague.com/20Seasons, which will be live until Monday 30 April. As well as revealing the category shortlists, the Premier League 20 Seasons website will have video clips of all the nominations so that fans can re-live the shortlisted goals, matches, saves and celebrations to help make their selections.

The Panel, which is made up of leading football figures, journalists and commentators, are voting for Player of the 20 Seasons, Manager of the 20 Seasons, Team of the 20 Seasons (from one individual season), Season of the 20 Seasons, and Most Memorable Quote of the 20 Seasons.

As well as those nine awards, both the public and the panel are to choose Fantasy Teams of the 20 Seasons from a shortlist of 80 players. There are 10 shortlisted players by each position and to create their perfect first X1, fans must pick: 1x goalkeeper; 1x right back, 1x left back, 2x centre back; 1x right midfield, 1x left midfield, 2x centre midfield; 2x forward.

The full shortlists are below.

The shortlists for all the categories have been created by nominations submitted by all UK national newspapers as well as the Premier League’s five live Broadcast Partners in the UK.

A number of the winners will be honoured at a special presentation ceremony on Tuesday 15th May.

PUBLIC VOTE

Goal of the 20 Seasons
1. Matt Le Tissier – Southampton v Newcastle United – 24/10/1993 (1993/94)
2. Matt Le Tissier – Blackburn Rovers v Southampton – 10/12/1994 (1994/95)
3. Tony Yeboah – Leeds United v Liverpool – 21/08/1995 (1995/96)
4. David Beckham – Wimbledon v Manchester United – 17/08/1996 (1996/97)
5. Eric Cantona – Manchester United v Sunderland – 21/12/1996 (1996/97)
6. Paolo Di Canio – West Ham United v Wimbledon – 26/03/2000 (1999/2000)
7. Thierry Henry – Arsenal v Manchester United – 01/10/2000 (2000/01)
8. Dennis Bergkamp – Newcastle United v Arsenal – 02/03/2002 (2001/02)
9. Alan Shearer – Newcastle United v Everton – 01/12/2002 (2002/03)
10. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United v Manchester City – 12/02/2011 (2010/11)

Match of the 20 Seasons
1. Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle United – 03/04/1996(1995/96)
2. Newcastle United 5-0 Manchester United – 20/10/1996 (1996/97)
3. Tottenham Hotspur 3-5 Manchester United – 29/09/2001 (2001/02)
4. Portsmouth 7-4 Reading – 29/09/2007 (2007/08)
5. Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur – 29/10/2008 (2008/09)
6. Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal – 21/04/2009 (2008/09)
7. Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City – 10/05/2009 (2009/10)
8. Newcastle United 4-4 Arsenal – 05/02/2011(2010/11)
9. Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal – 28/08/2011 (2011/12)
10. Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City – 23/10/11(2011/12)

Save of the 20 Seasons
1. Peter Schmeichel– Liverpool v Manchester United – 06/03/1993 (1992/93)
2. Peter Schmeichel– Newcastle United v Manchester United – 20/10/1997(1997/98)
3. Jussi Jääskeläinen – Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers – 20/10/2001 (2001/02)
4. Shay Given – Sunderland v Newcastle United – 24/02/2002 (2001/02)
5. Tomasz Kuszczak – Wigan Athletic v West Bromwich Albion – 15/01/2006 (2005/06)
6. Carlo Cudicini – Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – 19/03/2008 (2007/08)
7. Brad Friedel – Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United – 19/04/2008 (2007/08)
8. Joe Hart – Liverpool v Manchester City – 04/05/2008 (2007/08)
9. Tomasz Kuszczak – Birmingham v Manchester United – 29/09/2007 (2007/08)
10. Craig Gordon – Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers – 18/12/2010 (2010/11)

Goal Celebration of the 20 Seasons
1. Sir Alex Ferguson & Brian Kidd – Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday – 10/04/1993 (1992/93)
2. Jürgen Klinsmann – Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur – 20/08/1994(1994/95)
3. Lee Sharpe – Manchester United v Arsenal – 22/03/1995 (1994/95)
4. Eric Cantona – Manchester United v Sunderland – 21/12/1996 (1996/97)
5. Temuri Ketsbaia – Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers – 17/01/1998 (1997/98)
6. Ian Wright & Neil Ruddock – West Ham United v Southampton – 28/09/1998 (1998/99)
7. Steven Gerrard – Manchester United v Liverpool –14/03/2009 (2008/09)
8. Jimmy Bullard – Manchester City v Hull City – 28/11/2009 (2009/10)
9. Lomana Lua Lua – Newcastle United – Multiple occasions
10. Alan Shearer – Newcastle United – Multiple occasions

PANEL VOTE

Player of the 20 Seasons
1. Dennis Bergkamp
2. Eric Cantona
3. Ryan Giggs
4. Thierry Henry
5. Roy Keane
6. Cristiano Ronaldo
7. Paul Scholes
8. Alan Shearer
9. Patrick Vieira
10. Gianfranco Zola

Manager of the 20 Seasons
1. Sir Alex Ferguson
2. Jose Mourinho
3. David Moyes
4. Harry Redknapp
5. Arsene Wenger

Team of the 20 Seasons
1. Blackburn Rovers – 1994/94
2. Manchester United – 1998/99
3. Arsenal – 2003/04
4. Chelsea – 2004/05
5. Manchester United 2007/08

Season of the 20 Seasons
1. 1994/95
2. 1995/96
3. 1997/98
4. 1998/99
5. 2004/05
6. 2007/08

Memorable Quote of the 20 Seasons
1. Eric Cantona – When the seagulls follow the trawler
2. Alan Hansen – You can’t win anything with kids
3. Kevin Keegan – I will love it if we beat them
4. Sir Alex Ferguson – Squeaky bum time
5. Jose Mourinho – I think I am the special one

FANTASY TEAM OF THE 20 SEASONS – PUBLIC AND PANEL

Goalkeepers
1. Petr Cech
2. Brad Friedel
3. Shay Given
4. Joe Hart
5. David James
6. Pepe Reina
7. Peter Schmeichel
8. Mark Schwarzer
9. David Seaman
10. Edwin van der Sar

Right Backs
1. Warren Barton
2. Stephen Carr
3. Lee Dixon
4. Glen Johnson
5. Rob Jones
6. Gary Kelly
7. Gary Neville
8. Dan Petrescu
9. Micah Richards
10. Bacary Sagna

Left Backs
1. John Arne Riise
2. Leighton Baines
3. Gael Clichy
4. Ashley Cole
5. Patrice Evra
6. Ian Harte
7. Denis Irwin
8. Graeme Le Saux
9. Stuart Pearce
10. Nigel Winterburn

Centre Backs
1. Tony Adams
2. Steve Bruce
3. Sol Campbell
4. Jamie Carragher
5. Marcel Desailly
6. Rio Ferdinand
7. Paul McGrath
8. Jaap Stam
9. John Terry
10. Nemanja Vidic

Right Midfielders
1. Darren Anderton
2. David Beckham
3. Joe Cole
4. Andrei Kanchelskis
5. Aaron Lennon
6. Freddie Ljungberg
7. Steve McManaman
8. Cristiano Ronaldo
9. Steve Stone
10. Ashley Young

Left Midfielders
1. Gareth Bale
2. John Barnes
3. Damien Duff
4. Ryan Giggs
5. David Ginola
6. Harry Kewell
7. Marc Overmars
8. Robert Pires
9. Arjen Robben
10. David Silva

Central Midfielders
1. Cesc Fabregas
2. Steven Gerrard
3. Paul Ince
4. Roy Keane
5. Frank Lampard
6. Matt Le Tissier
7. Claude Makelele
8. Emmanuel Petit
9. Paul Scholes
10. Patrick Vieira

Forwards
1. Dennis Bergkamp
2. Eric Cantona
3. Andrew Cole
4. Robbie Fowler
5. Thierry Henry
6. Wayne Rooney
7. Alan Shearer
8. Ruud van Nistelrooy
9. Ian Wright
10. Gianfranco Zola

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