The PFA has today announced a new two-year partnership with Vertu Motors, who will sponsor the PFA Vertu Motors Fans Player of the Month Award across the next two seasons – with the shortlists for September’s winners to be announced tomorrow.
A specially selected panel of former players including Fabrice Muamba, Dom Matteo, Karen Carney, Sue Smith, Faye White, Sam Parkin and Don Goodman are among the names to have selected players this month.
They and a number of other former players will decide the six nominations each month across the Premier League, the EFL Championship, League One and League Two as well as the The Barclays FA WSL. Fans will then vote to decide who is named the PFA Vertu Motors Fans Player of the Month.
A new custom designed trophy has also been made for this season by Mappin and Webb – the same designers of the iconic PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the year trophy – each player will receive the trophy at a presentation each month.
Colin Hill, Commercial Director at the PFA, said: “The purpose of these awards has been to place a greater emphasis on the importance of fans in football across all levels of the game. We are delighted to be working with Vertu Motors who are committed to showcasing the stories of supporters across the football community.
”Our members know that without the support they receive from the fans, football would not be the same and so throughout this partnership we are keen to bring that connection to life even more.”
Chris Harris, Marketing Director at Vertu Motors, added: “As a brand we are hugely excited to be involved in an award that will recognise both the greatness of the players on the pitch and the passion of fans that support them. We are delighted to work closely with the PFA to showcase even further our commitment to supporting football at all levels of the professional game.”
PFA Vertu Motors Fans Player of the Month
- Fans will be able to vote for the first PFA Vertu Motors Fans Player of the Month for September by visiting 90min.com on Tuesday 5 October.