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Player Of The Year Winners

As part of our celebrations of the club's 5,000th league game, we are chatting to all of our former Player of the Year winners!

The award was started by the official supporters club in 1968 and continues to be presented in its current guise as the Official Sir Tom Finney Player of the Year Award, with Ben Davies the latest winner in 2019. 
 
Sadly, some of those – including first winner Alan Kelly Senior – are no longer with us, but it is our intention to try and speak to all the surviving members of this elite group of players. 

Take a look through the links below with more to be added regularly! 
 
First Team News

The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1996 – Andy Saville

6 July 2020

We’re coming to the end of our Player of the Year interview series in celebration of the club becoming the first to reach 5,000 league games and the last one is Andy Saville.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1989 – Brian Mooney

6 July 2020

As we approach the end of our Player of the Year interview series in celebration of the club’s recent 5,000th league game, we bring you our chat with cult hero Brian Mooney.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1992 – Lee Cartwright

22 June 2020

We’ve been catching up with our former Player of the Year winners over the last few weeks ahead of our upcoming 5,000th league game, and today our focus is on one of the club’s longest serving players...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2009 – Jon Parkin

19 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to all the former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our recipient of the Sir Tom Finney...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1995 – Andy Fensome

18 June 2020

Over the past few weeks we have been chatting to all our Player of the Year winners, since its inception in the last 1960s and our latest was the winner 25 years ago… and he is still employed by the...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2016 – Greg Cunningham

17 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our recipient of the Sir Tom Finney Trophy is...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2014 – Joe Garner

16 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our recipient of the Sir Tom Finney Trophy is...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1986 – John Thomas

15 June 2020

Last week we brought you our interview with 1987 Player of the Year Gary Brazil and today our focus is on his strike partner in that promotion campaign John Thomas, who took the award in 1986.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2008 – Sean St. Ledger

14 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our recipient of the Sir Tom Finney Trophy is...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1987 – Gary Brazil

13 June 2020

As we continue to look back through our Player of the Year winners ahead of our 5000th game, today we bring you an exclusive chat with Gary Brazil – winner of the 1987 award.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2011 – Billy Jones

12 June 2020

The next official Player of the Year interviewee, in our efforts to speak to all the living winners of the 1968 launched award, is 2003 winner and former right back Billy Jones.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2001 – Jon Macken

11 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our recipient of the now named Sir Tom Finney...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2003 – Chris Lucketti

10 June 2020

The next official Player of the Year interviewee in our efforts to speak to all the living winners of the 1968 launched award, is 2003 winner and former centre half Chris Lucketti.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1999 – Michael Jackson

9 June 2020

As we continue to interview our former Player of the Year winners ahead of our 5,000th game, today we focus on the 1999 recipient Michael Jackson.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2002 – Richard Cresswell

8 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our focus is 2002 winner Richard Cresswell.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2007 – Matthew Hill

7 June 2020

The final Player of the Year interview for this week, sees us go back to the mid-noughties to catch up with former Lilywhites left back Matthew Hill.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1991 – Jeff Wrightson

6 June 2020

Each day we are bringing you an exclusive interview from one of our former Player of the Year winners and today we focus on the 1991 recipient Jeff Wrightson.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1984 – Peter Litchfield

5 June 2020

As we continue to catch up with our former Player of the Year winners, our focus today is on Peter Litchfield who picked up the 1983/84 award.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2012 – Thorsten Stuckmann

4 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our focus is 2012 recipient Thorsten...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1980 – Roy Tunks

3 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners from the last few decades and today our focus is on the 1979/80 winner Roy Tunks, who spoke to Tom Rawcliffe.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2005 – Youl Mawene

2 June 2020

One of our most popular Player of the Year winners in the past couple of decades was 2005 winner and all-round good guy, Youl Mawene.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1976 – Gary Williams

1 June 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners from the last few decades and today our focus is on the 1975/76 recipient Gary Williams, who spoke to Tom Rawcliffe.

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History

The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1982 – Don O’Riordan

31 May 2020

Our latest chat with one of our former Player of the Year winners ahead of our 5,000th game comes with Don O’Riordan, who picked up the award in 1982 and reflects on his time at PNE with Tom...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2017 – Aiden McGeady

30 May 2020

One of our most eagerly anticipated Player of the Year interviews sees us have an extended chat with our 2017 winner Aiden McGeady about his year at Deepdale.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1998 – Tepi Moilanen

29 May 2020

Our latest of our Player of the Year interviews forms an edition of the Official PNE Podcast as we contact Finland to speak to popular former goalkeeper Tepi Moilanen.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1975 And 1978 – Mike Elwiss

28 May 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our focus is our first two-time recipient,...

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2010 – Andrew Lonergan

27 May 2020

The latest in our interviews with former Player of the Year winners, takes us back a decade to now Liverpool goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan, who was the 2010 recipient of the award.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1977 – Mark Lawrenson

26 May 2020

In our next chat with a former Player of the Year winner, we speak to the man who collected the 1977 trophy.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2006 – Claude Davis

25 May 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our focus is 2006 recipient Claude Davis.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1985 – Jonathan Clark

22 May 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners from the last few decades and today our focus is on the 1984/85 recipient Jonathan Clark.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2013 – John Welsh

21 May 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our focus is 2013 recipient John Welsh.

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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 1972 – John McMahon

20 May 2020

Over the coming weeks, as part of our celebrations of the 5,000th game, which will be the third game after the resumption, we are chatting to all our former Player of the Year winners.

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