'Team of the Season' is so often dominated by the top teams, so we've put together an alternative, chosing just one player from each club to make up the 2012/13 selection.  

With 11 players and seven subs, we've also added a manager and fans to get all 20 clubs involved:

Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic | Stoke

Begovic continued his consistency between the posts for another season, conceding just 45 goals - less than fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur - and also earning 12 clean sheets in the process. 

Right-back: Matt Lowton | Aston Villa

Villa had their worst season in Premier League history, but the silver lining to their monumental cloud was Matt Lowton. 

The young full-back impressed with some solid performances and also scored a goal-of-the-season contender against Stoke.

Centre-back: Matija Nastasic | Manchester City

It takes a lot to dislodge a centre-back partnership that has just won the Premier League title, especially when you are just 20-years-old, but the Serbian managed it.

Nastasic matured as the season progressed and was at the heart of the lowest conceding defence in the league.

Centre-back: Martin Skrtel | Liverpool

Skrtel is strong, good in the air, and has been at the core of Liverpool's stabilising period this season.

He has also shown great distribution and provided some support higher up the field. 

Combined with Daniel Agger, they provided more goals and assists than Stuart Downing and Jordan Henderson last year.

Left-back: Leighton Baines | Everton 

Baines created more opportunities than any other player in the Premier League last season.

His left-wing partnership with Steven Pienaar was devastating, and he chipped in with some marvellous goals. Everton will do everything they can to hold on to him over the summer.

Right-midfield: Santi Cazorla | Arsenal

Cazorla, like all of his fellow countryman in world football right now, possesses incredible composure and vision on the ball that makes things happen for his team. 

His total of 12 goals and 13 assists is remarkable and he was vital in Arsenal's qualification for the Champions League.

Centre-midfield: Juan Mata | Chelsea

Like Cazorla, Mata's Spanish style of play has been a gift to the Premier League this season, and in particular Chelsea. 

His 12 goals and 17 assists pips his compatriot, and earned him a deserving nomination for PFA Player of the Year.

Centre-midfield: Michael Carrick | Manchester United

Another PFA Player of the Year contender, Michael Carrick enjoyed his best season yet for the Red Devils. 

Left-midfield: Gareth Bale | Tottenham Hotspur

Winner of all three Player of the Season awards, Gareth Bale had an outstanding season that propelled him onto the world scene. 

He scored a record nine goals from outside the box, the most in Europe, and has been compared with the world’s best players: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Striker: Romelu Lukaku | West Brom

Though only on loan to the Baggies, Lukaku threw his heart and soul into every performance. With 17 goals and seven assists, he was a key part of West Brom’s fine season. 

He became only the sixth player to score a hat-trick against Man United.

Striker: Michu | Swansea

A relatively unknown player before this season, Michu turned out to be a bargain at just £2 million. 

He scored 18 goals to confirm Swansea’s status as a Premier League side and also helped them win the League Cup.


Goalkeeper: Alex McCarthy | Reading – One of the few good performers in a poor season for Reading.

Defender: Emerson Boyce | Wigan – Solid, versatile and scored some goals too.

Defender: Luke Shaw | Southampton – A great young English prospect.

Midfield: Mohamed Diame | West Ham – A beast in midfield, West Ham will want to hold on to him.

Midfield: Robert Snodgrass | Norwich – A player of true class continued his good form in the top division.

Mid/Str: Stephane Sessegnon | Sunderland – Perhaps not that consistent, but sensational on his day.

Striker: Loic Remy | QPR – Scored some wonder goals to brighten QPR’s torrid season.

Manager: Martin Jol | Fulham – A fans’ favourite, Jol continued his solid leadership in the Premier League. 

Fulham rarely looked in trouble this season, and had fantastic form at Craven Cottage. Jol will look to improve on his persistently poor away form.

Fans: The Geordies | Newcastle – Despite a really tough season that saw their best player leave, their home be renamed and their form take a dramatic dip, but the Geordie Army stuck by their team. 

They reacted to the huge influx of French players not with negativity, but welcomed them with classic Geordie humour, dressing up with berets and baguettes for home games. 


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