Manchester United's Ryan Giggs has been voted Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year, after a season wearing Reebok Sprintfit Lite Pro football boots. Giggs was the only Reebok player to be voted amongst the eleven players in the team of the year, which also contained four Nike players, three adidas, two Puma and one Lotto football boots wearer.
Long term Reebok football boots wearer Giggs won the PFA player of the year award for the first time in his career, despite performing consistantly for the last 17 years! However, Giggs has come in for some criticism after only starting 12 Premier League games, but in his defence we found this quote from Welsh legend Neville Southall: "Ryan is a Rolls Royce footballer and you don't take your Rolls Royce for a drive everyday....You only take it out of the garage for special occasions"!
The Sprintift Lite Pro football boots Giggs is currently playing in
benefit from a teijin microfibre upper and are made from a one-piece
upper material, the same as a Nike Vapor.
The football boots with the best representation in the PFA team of the year was the Nike T90 Laser II football boots, with Fernando Torres, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand. Interestingly, despite the Laser featuring Nike's ShotShield technology both Evra and Ferdinand are defenders, which is a testament to the comfort and upper performance of the Nike Laser.
Along with the three Nike Laser football boots, there was Gerrard's adidas Predators and Vidic's Puma v-Konstrukts which meant there were five power football boots in the team of the year. Following the power football boots was speed football boots with four players thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, Anelka, Giggs and Young.
But which football boots and players do you think have performed well this season? Why not check out our Gospels awards to give your vote for the best power and speed football boots of the season...