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Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by obembet(f): 2:38pm On Jun 05
Defender becomes second Portuguese to win award after stunning debut campaign for Man City

Dias was pivotal to Man City's third Premier League title in four years as he made an immediate impact following his move from Benfica in September 2020.

The 24-year-old fitted seamlessly into Pep Guardiola's side and emerged as a leader at the back as City went on a 15-match winning streak, the fourth-longest such run in Premier League history.

Dias contributed to 15 clean sheets, winning 23 of his 32 matches played and making 35 interceptions, 24 tackles, 23 blocks and 135 recoveries.

He also helped City win the EFL Cup and reach the UEFA Champions League final.

Emulating Kompany

Dias is only the fourth defender in history to be named Player of the Season, emulating Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic, former City captain Vincent Kompany and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk.

He is also only the second Portuguese player to win the award, after Cristiano Ronaldo for Man Utd in 2006/07 and 2007/08.

The public vote was combined with those of the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts to determine Dias as the winner

Source: https://twitter.com/premierleague/status/1401124212023173127?s=19

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Righteousness2(m): 2:49pm On Jun 05
Congrats Ruben!
Ruben was a rock in that Mancity Defence, although the Blues of Chelsea Marshaled by Kante dented their hopes by winning the most Important trophy.

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by backtalkG(m): 2:50pm On Jun 05
Well deserved
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by malikombi(m): 3:26pm On Jun 05
Sincerely, no player is individually outstanding in the EPL this season. Most of them is just trying hard to pick up their loose pieces. Midfielders scoring most of the goals and most teams are playing with a false 9. Anyways, congrats Ruben!

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by theoneJabulani(m): 3:54pm On Jun 05
Well deserved, I didn't expect him to play this well on his first season

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Aflix(m): 4:02pm On Jun 05
Good. Defenders should get more recognition as they are instrumental to the victory of any team.

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by ThierryJay: 4:03pm On Jun 05
Congrats Ruben Dias

Although I feel this EPL season didn't really have a worthy outstanding performer that ticked all the boxes.

Would they have given it to B.Fernandes who many criticized went missing in the big games or Harry Kane whose team came a distant 7th? Ruben's choice was thus an award of convenience as he was from the winning team.

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Chloraseptic: 4:10pm On Jun 05
I like it when individual award isn't won by a striker because football isn't just about scoring goals..

Some would score a PK and run round the length of the pitch like they've scored a decisive solitary world cup final goal..

RVP was the last player to win it for United and was the last player to score an EPL Hatrick until Martial last year I think.. Bruno would have deserved it though.

It's like Ferguson departed with Man Utd past, present and future glory

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by obembet(f): 4:14pm On Jun 05
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Katcall: 4:19pm On Jun 05
Well deserved award for a defender. Reminds me of when cannavaro won WFOTY in 2006.

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Tmlivesport(m): 4:22pm On Jun 05
Kevin De Bruyne or harry Kane deserve this award

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by thoollz: 4:22pm On Jun 05
Yet they conceded more goals this season when he was in the defence than previous seasons when they won the title. Sentimental win.
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Xiaomi1(m): 4:23pm On Jun 05
Ok
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by PAWG(m): 4:23pm On Jun 05
You again undecided
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by WallStreetfx(m): 4:23pm On Jun 05
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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by butterfly777(m): 4:23pm On Jun 05
That's my guy, a genuine defender who knows how to defend.
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Omezif(m): 4:23pm On Jun 05
I can't believe this fraud and scam in epl! How come roben becomes the best player of the season. He didn't deserve it. It's really a cheat and outwit on other fabulous players in epl.

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by kachuk(m): 4:23pm On Jun 05
Well deserved
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Katcall: 4:24pm On Jun 05
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by sigiyaya112: 4:24pm On Jun 05
Righteousness2:
Congrats Ruben!
Ruben was a rock in that Mancity Defence, although the Blues of Chelsea Marshaled by Kante dented their hopes by winning the most Important trophy.
Are you sure that Jesus will not be angry with him for this award and bring down rapture tomorrow morning

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by anonymous1759(m): 4:24pm On Jun 05
angry
Am some people are saying kante will win Balon d'or grin grin
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by MandGEnterprise: 4:24pm On Jun 05
Wow
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by powalez: 4:24pm On Jun 05
So Bruno's penalties just went like that unrecognized �
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Joanney: 4:25pm On Jun 05
Rubbish

Harry Kane deserves that award.
He was the top scorer and had most assists.

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by Lawrry(m): 4:25pm On Jun 05
The guy is good
Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by NGArmyTerrorist: 4:26pm On Jun 05
Congratulations

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Re: Ruben Dias Wins EPL Player Of The Season Award by manuel4real(m): 4:26pm On Jun 05

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