Team of the Season: Look Back...Who Would You Choose?

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 11, 2009

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates scoring the second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

This season has proved that English football is the best in the world. Now its your turn to pick the players who have shone for you in the last year.

Lets see if you agree with my choice of players...

Get choosing...!


Edwin Van Der Sar  (Man. Utd)

Choosing a keeper was tough. There have been some amazing keepers this season and some not so amazing. Edwin Van Der Sar has pulled off some superb saves and has helped Manchester United to be top of the table and stay competitive in lots of competitions.

He was unbeatable for 1,311 minutes, keeping the ball out of the net from 8 November 2008 to 4 March 2009.


Kyle Naughton  (Sheffield Utd)

Naughton established himself as the first team right-back at Bramall Lane. He is in the England U21 squad and has a "massive future" ahead of him. He has been a big part of the team and has help United to get promoted to the Premier League.

Nemanja Vidic   (Man. Utd)

Vidic has come on leaps and bounds since joining the red devils. He has added class to his already impressive CV and has been a wall in the United defence. His tactics and strength has made him one of the best centre backs in the EPL, and this is why he is in my squad.

Kolo Touré   (Arsenal) 

For me Kolo was the key player for Arsenal this season. Arsenal have had an awful season. Struggling to stay above Aston Villa at the beginning of the season and then losing to Chelsea 4-1 to make them end up in fourth position. It seems a lifetime ago that they won the title. Touré is one of the only player that has stood out.

Rio Ferdinand   (Man. Utd)

Ferdinand has been the other half of the United wall. His partnership with Vidic has been key to keeping United where they belong, at the top. He can demand more from his fellow players and they listen. He is a force to be reckoned with. Even though has has had an injury recently, he is still a good enough payer to be in this team.


Cristiano Ronaldo   (Man. Utd)

The one and only. Not many keen football fans would leave Ronaldo out of the team of the season.

He has showed off his skill and placement with a number of jaw dropping goals, and is a contender to be a possible captain of this fantasy team, even with his recent tantrum after being substituted. It just shows how desperate his is to play football.

Steven Gerrard   (Liverpool)

"The best in the world," according to Zidane. After injuries this season he has come back and showed us how good he can be. He has been a key player in Liverpool's push for the top. His passing, shooting and vision has put him into my team.

Ryan Giggs   (Man. Utd)

The granddad of the team. Giggs is getting older by the year but he is not losing any skill. He is running up and down the wing like a teenager but has the vision and skill to pull off some of the best passes. Lets hope he continues. Giggsssyyyy.

Steven Ireland   (Man. City)

Ireland has had a memorable season at City. He has scored 13 goal this season and is one of the best young players in the EPL at the moment. His passing and determination has been outstanding.


Simeon Jackson   (Gillingham)

This is a bias choice but a fair one. Playing for my local club i can see his skill first hand. He is remarkable and doesn't deserve to be playing in the lowest tier in the league. He has scored 20 goals this season and scored both of the goals that have put the Gills into the Play-off final at Wembley.

Didier Drogba   (Chelsea)

He might be a cheat and a total a**hole but he is still a good footballer. Nothing is ever just positive with the striker. Recently there has been a lot of media coverage about his rant at the ref in the Champions League.

There has been less coverage of his scoring ability. It kills me to say this (as I'm a Man. Utd fan), but Drogba is a good player and, for this season, deserves a place in my team. 

What's your team?