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For the fourth successive year, Outside of the Boot recognises the individuals who stood above & beyond the rest in their respective leagues. With Europe’s top five leagues the focus of our End of Season Awards, we pick out the best players across their respective positions, the best manager, the exceptional Talent Radar young player, and ofcourse the sole man standing above the rest.


Antonio Conte’s Chelsea recovered after the tumultuous season that was the 2015-16 campaign, to dominate their way to the top. Pochettinho’s Spurs once again proved to be the primary challengers, becoming the most consistent Premier League side over the course of the two seasons. The rest of the ‘big’ sides struggled for consistency while defending champions Leicester City recovered from relegation trouble in the first half of the season to a mid-table finish.

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KEEPER OF THE SEASON

PositionPlayerClubNationality
1Hugo LlorisTottenham HotspurFrance
2Thibaut CourtoisChelseaBelgium
3Tom HeatonBurnleyEngland

DEFENDER OF THE SEASON

PositionPlayerClubNationality
1David LuizChelseaBrazil
2Jan VerthonghenTottenham HotspurBelgium
3Michael KeaneBurnleyEngland

MIDFIELDER OF THE SEASON

PositionPlayerClubNationality
1N'Golo KanteChelseaFrance
2Dele AlliTottenam HotspurEngland
3Christian EriksenTottenam HotspurDenmark

FORWARD OF THE SEASON

PositionPlayerClubNationality
1Romelu LukakuEvertonBelgium
2Harry KaneTottenham HotspurEngland
3Zlatan IbrahimovicManchester UnitedSweden

TALENT RADAR YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON

PositionPlayerClubNationality
1Dele AlliTottenham HotspurEngland
2Raheem SterlingManchester
City
England
3Leroy SaneManchester
City
Germany

MANAGER OF THE SEASON

PositionManagerClubNationality
1Antonio ConteChelseaItaly
2Tony PulisWest Bromwich AlbionWales
3Mauricio PochettinoTottenham HotspurArgentina

BEST PLAYER OF THE SEASON

PositionPlayerClubNationality
1N'Golo KanteChelseaFrance
2Dele AlliTottenam HotspurEngland
3Christian EriksenTottenam HotspurDenmark

End of Season Awards // 2013-14 // 2014-15 // 2015-16

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