PFA Young Player of the Year: Tottenham closing in on Manchester United for most awards won

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Dele Alli was crowned the 43rd winner of the PFA Young Player of the Year award on Sunday, becoming the fourth Tottenham Hotspur talent to scoop the prize in the last five seasons.

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The 20-year-old midfielder follows in the recent footsteps of Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Kyle Walker as Tottenham threaten to challenge Manchester United’s dominance of the accolade.

Spurs might be the place for today’s best young players to be, but the Red Devils are the most prolific winners of the prize with eight, the last of which was a certain Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007.

Here is how all of the teams who have won the award compare:

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Club: Manchester United
Number of winners: 8
Years: 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1996–97, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07

Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Number of winners: 5
Years: 1979–80, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16

Club: Arsenal
Number of winners: 5
Years: 1986–87, 1988–89, 1998–99, 2007–08, 2010–11

Club: Liverpool
Number of winners: 5
Years: 1982–83, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2000–01

Steven Gerrard Liverpool
Steven Gerrard, 2000-01 winner with Liverpool

Club: Aston Villa
Number of winners: 4
Years: 1976–77, 1980–81, 2008–09, 2009–10

Club: Newcastle United
Number of winners: 4
Years: 1987–88, 1993–94, 2001–02, 2002–03

Club: West Ham United
Number of winners: 2
Years: 1974–75, 1985–86

Club: Southampton
Number of winners: 2
Years: 1981–82, 1989–90

Matt le Tissier Southampton
Matthew le Tissier, 1989-90 winner with Southampton

Club: Chelsea
Number of winners: 2
Years: 2003–04, 2013–14

Club: Ipswich Town
Number of winners: 1
Years: 1973–74

Club: Manchester City
Number of winners: 1
Years: 1975–76

Club: Nottingham Forest
Number of winners: 1
Years: 1977–78

Club: West Bromwich Albion
Number of winners: 1
Years: 1978–79

Club: Luton Town
Number of winners: 1
Years: 1983–84

Club: Leeds United
Number of winners: 1
Years: 1999–2000

Harry Kewell Leeds United
Harry Kewell, 1999-2000 winner with Leeds United

With the likes of Alli, Harry Kane and Eric Dier, and Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford playing for either side, expect Spurs and United to pick up more winners in the coming years.

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