The PFA Awards have been postponed indefinitely after the body announced that it is working to find the best way to bring hold the awards.
The awards ceremony, organised by the Professional Footballers’ Association, is one of the most high profile events of the football calendar, where footballers vote for who they feel has performed the best throughout the course of the season.
However, the organisation has said that, contrary to speculation, the PFA awards will not announced this evening.
The PFA Awards has been postponed indefinitely as a result of the coronavirus crisis
The body said that it was looking for the ‘best way’ to host the ceremony amid the pandemic
The PFA tweeted: ‘We have seen reports that the PFA Awards are being announced tonight. While we are as excited as you to find out the winners, unfortunately there are no announcements this evening.
‘Due to the extended season and the pandemic, we are still working on the best way to bring the awards to you. We will update in due course.’
There are a number of possible contenders to win the award this year, with Liverpool captain the favourite having today won the Football Writers’ player of the season.
Jordan Henderson is the frontrunner to win the coveted prize having won the FWA gong today
Henderson’s Liverpool team-mate, Virgil van Dijk, scooped the prestigious award last season
Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne is also a contender to win the prize while Henderson’s team-mate Sadio Mane is also in the running.
Last season, Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk scooped the award, having helped guide his side to second place with a string of impressive performances.
Meanwhile, this year’s Ballon d’Or awards ceremony has been cancelled altogether, due to the disruption to the football season caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
It is the first time since 1956 that the prestigious award, which recognises the best footballer on the planet, has been cancelled.
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