Clint Dempsey finishes fourth in high-profile PFA voting

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You already knew Robin van Persie captured the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player of the Year. You know because you’re a good and loyal ProSoccerTalk reader.

Thanks, by the way.

Richard Farley had some issues with the choice, you might recall, but only assigned misdemeanor-level complaints about the process.

Now comes word of how the balloting finished up. Your favorite Fulham goal monger, U.S. international Clint Dempsey finished fourth. The top-four rundown:

  • 1. Robin Van Versie, Arsenal
  • 2. Wayne Rooney, Manchester United
  • 3. Paul Scholes, Manchester United
  • 4. Clint Dempsey, Fulham

Van Persie, with 34 goals in all competitions this year for Arsenal, won the award in a landslide. Dempsey, meanwhile, finds himself in fine company with two giants of fabled Old Trafford.

If doubt remains that Demspey has put together the snazziest, most high-achieving season yet for any Yank abroad, this pretty much erases it. Fourth in this vote is as close to “official” as you’ll get.