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The Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year is named at the end of every Scottish football season. The members of the Professional Footballers' Association vote on which of its young members played the best football in the previous year. The award was first given in 1978.

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List of winners

Year Player Club
1977–78 Scotland Graeme Payne Dundee United
1978–79 Scotland Ray Stewart Dundee United
1979–80 Scotland John MacDonald Rangers
1980–81 Scotland Charlie Nicholas Celtic
1981–82 Scotland Frank McAvennie St. Mirren
1982–83 Scotland Paul McStay Celtic
1983–84 Scotland John Robertson Heart of Midlothian
1984–85 Scotland Craig Levein Heart of Midlothian
1985–86 Scotland Craig Levein Heart of Midlothian
1986–87 Scotland Robert Fleck Rangers
1987–88 Scotland John Collins Hibernian
1988–89 Scotland Billy McKinlay Dundee United
1989–90 Scotland Scott Crabbe Heart of Midlothian
1990–91 Scotland Eoin Jess Aberdeen
1991–92 Scotland Phil O'Donnell Motherwell
1992–93 Scotland Eoin Jess Aberdeen
1993–94 Scotland Phil O'Donnell Motherwell
1994–95 Scotland Charlie Miller Rangers
1995–96 Scotland Jackie McNamara Celtic
1996–97 Scotland Robbie Winters Dundee United
1997–98 Scotland Gary Naysmith Heart of Midlothian
1998–99 Scotland Barry Ferguson Rangers
1999–00 Scotland Kenny Miller Hibernian
2000–01 Bulgaria Stiliyan Petrov Celtic
2001–02 Scotland Kevin McNaughton Aberdeen
2002–03 Scotland James McFadden Motherwell
2003–04 Scotland Stephen Pearson Celtic
2004–05 Scotland Derek Riordan Hibernian
2005–06 Scotland Shaun Maloney Celtic
2006–07 Scotland Steven Naismith Kilmarnock
2007–08 Republic of Ireland Aiden McGeady Celtic
2008–09 Republic of Ireland James McCarthy Hamilton

Breakdown of winners

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Winners by club

Club Number of wins Winning seasons
Celtic 7 1980–81, 1982–83, 1995–96, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08
Heart of Midlothian 5 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1997–98
Dundee United 4 1977–78, 1978–79, 1988–89, 1996–97
Rangers 4 1979–80, 1980–87, 1994–95, 1998–99
Aberdeen 4 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 2001–02
Hibernian 3 1987–88, 1999–00, 2004–05
Motherwell 3 1991–92, 1993–94, 2002–03
Hamilton 1 2008–09
Kilmarnock 1 2006–07
St. Mirren 1 1981–82

Winners by country

Country Number of wins Winning seasons
Scotland Scotland 29 1977–78, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 2 2007–08, 2008–09
Bulgaria Bulgaria 1 2000–01

See also


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