FourFourTwo 50 Best Football League Players

Ladies and gentlemen, here it is, FourFourTwo’s definitive rundown of the 50 Best Football League players.

This is our fourth annual Top 50 and, as ever, it’s been a fraught process, involving painstaking research, meticulous planning, copious amounts of booze and good, healthy argument.

Our thanks to every one of you who cast your votes, and to our team of experts who told us who they thought were the best players up and down the country.

Congratulations to Kevin Phillips, Jermaine Beckford, Keith Andrews and Michael Kightly who walked away with the individual prizes.

Congratulations, too, to the other 46 players who make up our list, all of you deserve a huge pat on the back for their endeavours this season.

To the other 1,000-plus players in the Football League – pull your fingers out! We hope to see you next year…

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FourFourTwo’s 50 Best Football League Players

1.    Kevin Phillips, West Brom: Football League Player of the Year2.    Andy Gray, Charlton 3.    Michael Kightly, Wolves: Football League Young Player of the Year4.    Jon Greening, West Brom 5.    Zheng Zhi, Charlton 6.    James Beattie, Sheffield United 7.    Clinton Morrison, Crystal Palace 8.    Dean Windass, Hull City 9.    Michael Mifsud, Coventry 10.    Zoltan Gera, West Brom 11.    Robert Koren, West Brom 12.    David Norris, Plymouth 13.    Adriano Basso, Bristol City 14.    Wes Hoolahan, Blackpool 15.    Ricardo Fuller, Stoke 16.    Brian Howard, Barnsley 17.    Akos Buzsaky, QPR 18.    Andy Keogh, Wolves 19.    Jay DeMerit, Watford 20.    Paul Robinson, West Brom 21.    Dan Shittu, Watford 22.    Wayne Hennessey, Wolves 23.    Ryan Shawcross, Stoke 24.    Jermaine Beckford, Leeds: League One Player of the Year 25.    Chris Iwelumo, Charlton26.    Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Wolves 27.    Jonathan Walters, Ipswich 28.    Darius Henderson, Watford 29.    Liam Lawrence, Stoke 30.    Chris Dickson, Charlton 31.    Lee Trundle, Bristol City32.    Jason Scotland, Swansea 33.    Lee Camp, QPR 34.    Marvin Elliott, Bristol City 35.    Peter Halmosi, Plymouth36.    Joe Garner, Carlisle 37.    Andrew Surman, Southampton 38.    Keith Andrews, MK Dons: League Two Player of the Year 39.    Mark Hudson, Crystal Palace 40.    Jack Lester, Chesterfield 41.    Filipe Teixeira, West Brom 42.    Aaron McLean, Peterborough 43.    Joe Ledley, Cardiff City44.    Kris Commons, Nottingham Forest45.    Jason Puncheon, Barnet 46.    Casper Ankergren, Leeds 47.    Andy Robinson, Swansea48.    Richie Wellens, Doncaster49.    Anthony Gerrard, Walsall 50.    Derek Holmes, Rotherham

50 Best Football League Players, a 36-page magazine, is FREE with the new issue of FourFourTwo, on sale Monday March 3.In it you’ll find:

• The reasoning behind our Top 50 selections• Exclusive interviews with 15 of the Top 50 playersL• Who Henry Winter, Jeff Stelling, Chris Kamara, Dave Jones, Darren Ferguson and many more voted for• Our choice of the best player at each of the 44 clubs who didn’t get a player in our Top 50• A look at what's happened to the stars of our previous Top 50s• Bristol City boss Gary Johnson on what the Football League's taught him