GK: Its Twit (Newcastle United) – Leading us off in the Season 13 PCN League One Team of the Season is the Canadian netminder from St. James Park, Its Twit. The veteran keeper helped the Magpies achieve a playoff spot with his stellar cat-like reflexes between the pipes. Twit commanded his box and helped Newcastle have the 5th best defense in the league in S13. Along with his 103 saves and 3.32 SV/GP, Twit also had 13 clean sheets and 25 goals against in addition to being selected to two Team of the Weeks during the season.
RB: Sleepyboy123 (FC Barcelona) – Our first defender in TOTS is Sleepyboy123, who was anything but sleeping this season. Although Barcelona ultimately finished short of a playoff spot, it was not because of Sleepyboy as he did everything in his power defensively to help the Catalan club. Finishing with 65 tackles and 67 interceptions, it was no picnic for the opposition to go down Sleepyboy’s side. Sleepy also tallied one goal and assist, 167 possessions won and 5 MOTMs.
CB: MattyD0T (Wolverhampton) – Our first centerback entry in this TOTS is none other than London’s own MattyD0T. Matty helped anchor his defense at the Molineux splendidly with 20 clean sheets in 37 games played with the Wolves. Matty also had 38 tackles and 89 interceptions in the campaign, not to mention 154 posessions won and three (count ’em) three TOTW during the season. Matty claimed his second TOTS in as many seasons, proving to be an absolute wall in the Black Country.
CB: xDirtyBirdx (Wolfsburg) – Wolfsburg’s only member of the TOTS comes in on the backline in outstanding centreback xDirtyByrdx. DirtyByrd helped solidify the defense on Die Wölfe that clinched a surprising playoff berth in League One. With 30 games played, DirtyByrd finished his season with 50 tackles, 70 interceptions, 142 possesions won and 6 MOTMs. He was included on two TOTWs and also had 14 clean sheets to his name. Having now made a name for himself by being selected to S13 TOTS at center back, DirtyByrd has shown that he isn’t going anywhere if he continues his superb play.
LB: LargeMightyCow (AS Monaco) – Arguably one of the best outside backs in all of PCN, LargeMightyCow makes his second consecutive TOTS appearance for Monaco. The first player from the League One Champions comes as no surprise as Cow had an absolute cracker of a season. His play was so harrowing for opposing teams that they would blatantly avoid playing his side of the pitch, knowing the attack would die at the feet of Mr. Cow. With 47 tackles and 87 interceptions in the campaign, very few players were able to beat him on his flank. 194 possessions won is absolutely absurd for a fullback, and that’s not ever mentioning his 5 MOTM and 2 TOTW honors.
CDM: Platypus Thrust (AS Monaco) – Defensive midfielder is a position that can be the most important on the pitch, and AS Monaco’s Platypus Thrust is the perfect example of that. Plat Daddy was a game wrecker for the opposition all season long for his French club. Plat had an impressive 65 tackles and 126 interceptions, while also ranking as one of the division’s top passers.. An iron man who played all 38 games in the season, Platypus also finished with 207 possesions won, 3 assists, 5 MOTMs and appeared in 2 TOTWs during the season.
RM: VaPorCaralho (Wolverhampton) – The second man from Molineux, VaPorCaralho makes his first appearance ever in a TOTS after a breakout campaign. VaPor busted onto the scene with exceptional play in the final third as the young Portuguese prodigy had pace and distribution that mimicked João Félix. He finished the season contributing to 27 goals for the Wanderers (12 goals and 15 assists), while also collecting an insane 50 key passes. With 3 MOTMs and 1 TOTW inclusion to boot, VaPor proved not only that he belongs, but that he is a rising star in PCN.
LM: Abdeeen (AS Monaco) – Another player from Stade Louis II makes his way into the TOTS XI in the outstanding wide midfielder Abdeeen. With deadly passes and piercing runs past defenders, Abdeeen helped Le Rouges et Blancs win a title in League One with his TOTS deserving performance this season. Contributing to 32 goals (17 goals and 15 assists) in 38 league games is nothing to scoff at, and neither are his 47 key passes and 83 possessions won. Abdeeen also finished with 6 MOTMs on the season and 1 TOTW appearance. The man performs. Plain and simple.
CAM: SpicyBeatle (Real Betis) – The first and only representative of Los Verdiblancos, SpicyBeatle makes his mark in this season’s League One best XI. Spicy is a longtime PCN veteran, so it’s no surprise he is included in the XI highlighting his excellent vision and goalscoring prowess. The Massachusetts midfielder contributed to 24 goals (12 goals and 12 assists) for the Spanish side, in addition to notching 38 key passes from his attacking midfield spot. Another midfielder that took pride in his defending with 138 possesions won as well as 70 interception, Betis may have not been a playoff team in S13, but rest assured it was not due to the play of SpicyBeatle.
Striker: YoshiGOALmania (AS Monaco) – Two seasons in Pro Clubs Nation. Two TOTS. Three things are certain in this world. Death, taxes and YoshiGOALmania in the Team of the Season. The deadly poacher has proved his worth once again with another prolific season in League One. He was an integral cog in the Monaco Machine that took the title in S13 with 31 goals, 26 assists (new record), 58 key passes, 37% conversion rate, 9 MOTMs, 3 TOTWs and a PER of 23.77 in a full 38 game slate. Yoshi has proven that he can’t be stopped in this league, and that there’s a reason he has ‘goal’ in his gamertag.
ST: SoccerFJ10 (AS Monaco / Atalanta) – The 11th and final player in this TOTS XI is Atalanta’s Royal Cup hero, SoccerFJ10. The man who scored the goal to take down Olympique Lyonnais in the Final and deliver the first ever Royal Cup to a team outside of the Super League, SoccerFJ was a phenom in the final third all season long and proved it this season with a tremendous showing for both Monaco and Atalanta. Contributing to 42 goals (35 goals and 7 assists) across the campaign, SoccerFJ was a menace to opposing defenses. His speed and smart runs devastated any team he came across as is evidenced by a 42% conversion rate, making him a real sniper in the attack. He also finished the season with 29 key passes, 10 MOTMs and 2 TOTWs during the season, showing that SoccerFJ is as pure a goalscorer as you can find in League One.
GK: trevmister277 (AS Monaco) – Yet another Monaco player makes an appearance in this edition of TOTS as Trevmister277 leads our TOTS bench. Trev had a great season as the netminder of the French side, helping lead the team to the L1 title. Few goalkeepers played better than this guardian of the eighteen as Trev finished his season with 17 clean sheets, only 24 goals conceded, and 88 saves across his 35 games palyed. Regardless of what else he accomplishes in PCN, Trev can hold his head high knowing he was the keeper that helped Monaco win the title in S13.
CB: Guccikilljoy (Atletico Madrid) – Here we have the lone member from Atletico Madrid in this season’s TOTS in Guccikilljoy. Gucci was a defensive force for Los Rojiblancos as he did not make it easy down the middle at the Metroplitano. In 33 games played, he accrued 44 tackles, 88 interceptions, 9 blocks, 177 possessions won, and 1 assist. Gucci also received received 6 MOTMs and 2 TOTWs, showing his phenomenal play throughout the season. Heading into S14, there is no reason to believe that he can’t continue the form he is currently on.
RB: PortuggeePrince (Wolverhampton) – The third inclusion from the West Midlands club is their right back, PortuggeePrince. Part of a defense that allowed the least goals in League One (tied with Monaco with 25 allowed), Prince was an important member of the Wolves backline, helping them achieve automatic promotion this past season. Finishing his season with 28 games at fullback, Prince had 33 tackles, 66 interceptions, 136 possessions won, and helped his side keep 14 clean sheets this season. Prince was also adept in the attack, shown by his 7 key passes and 1 assist.
CDM: Brapslap (AS Monaco) – The recurring theme in this edition of L1 TOTS is how Monaco-heavy the list is, and our final member of the champions to make our team is defensive mid Brapslap. It’s incredibly rare to see two defensive mids from the same team make TOTS, but Brapslap certainly earned his spot as had a remarkable season with the red and whites. With 34 games played in Monaco’s title winning season, Brap had a really nice season with 60 tackles, 95 interceptions, 141 possessions won, a 90% pass rate, and 20 clean sheets (T-1st in L1). Brap also claimed 2 MOTM and 1 TOTW during the season, showing how much of an absolute clamp show he is in the middle of the park.
CAM: FlatfootNJ (FC Barcelona) – Camp Nou has produced two players in this season’s TOTS with the second being FlatfootNJ. FlatfootNJ was a quintessential number 10 this season, providing his attack with passing and smart play. Flatfoot tallied 6 goals and 5 assists and also collected 40 key passes and held an 84% passing rate during the campaign. It’s unfortunate that Barcelona was unable to earn back-to-back promotions up to Super League, but with players like Sleepy and Flatfoot, perhaps S14 will be the time when the Catalan side return to PCN’s top flight.
ST: Lewy6824 (Newcastle United) – Another Magpie in striker and PCN vet Lewy finds his way into the coveted L1 TOTS bench. The marksman proved his goal scoring prowess in the final third all season long as Lewy contributed to a goal per game with his 26 goals and 12 assists in 38 games. Adding to his TOTS resume, Lewy also had 32 key passes and 6 MOTM in his stay at Newcastle. Lewy proved his class once again by terrorizing defenses in League One, and looks forward to a new journey in S14 in League Two with Celtic.
ST: Liverpoolmadkev (Wolverhampton) – Although his name professes his love to the club from Merseyside, Liverpoolmadkev was a prime time poacher for the Wolves in S13. Kev proved once again he still has an elite finishing ability as the iconic Irishman played in 37 games for the black & gold, finding the onion bag 26 times and assisting his mates 13 times. His distribution was great for Wolves as he completed 30 key passes, and he was also able to defend from the front with 60 possessions won. Kev no doubt helped the Wanderers gain automatic promotion into Super League with his prolific goal scoring, and he is easily deserving of his spot in our TOTS.