Premier League - Suarez named Eurosport-Yahoo! Player of the Season

He lost out at the PFA awards and was snubbed completely when the football writers handed out their gongs, but Liverpool star Luis Suarez is the Eurosport-Yahoo! Player of the Season.

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Player Of The Year - Luis Suarez

Suarez's most famous on-pitch act of the year came when he bit Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic on the arm a few weeks ago, but you voted that his 23 top flight goals for the Reds outweighed his tendency towards cannibalism.

Gareth Bale, winner of both the PFA Player of the Year and the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year, lost out in your votes - but not by much. The Welshman was a close third, just a few hundred votes further adrift.

The vote could scarcely have been closer, however: just 51 votes separated the controversial Uruguayan from second-placed Robin van Persie, a tiny number considering that tens of thousands of you voted.

There is no doubt that the duo were the two star strikers of the English football season, but while some might be surprised at the poll results it can't be denied that Suarez was a one-man strike force for Brendan Rodgers's side for much of the season.

Van Persie, by contrast, scored three more goals, but did so as the lynchpin of a beautifully-oiled Manchester United side that swept to the title in rare fashion.

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Chelsea's Juan Mata also picked up a very respectable tally after a season which confirmed the young Spaniard as one of the brightest talents in world football, with Michu, Michael Carrick and Eden Hazard split by just a handful of votes at the bottom of the pile.

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