The PFA Team of the Year consists of 11 players recognized by their fellow professionals for exceptional performances throughout the Premier League season.
Coloccini has been integral for Newcastle, helping team-mate Tim Krul keep 14 clean sheets in the campaign so far. The Newcastle captain revealed he was flattered to have a place in the esteemed group of 11, but he knows it could not have come without the hard work put in by his fellow Magpies.
"It is a huge honour to be named in the PFA Team of the Year, It is always nice when other players appreciate your contribution and you are recognised for it. But this is not just for myself." Coloccini said to the club's official website.
"It is also for my teammates and the staff at the Club. I am playing alongside great players every week, and there are fantastic coaches and people behind the scenes who are just as important to our success."
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has often been credited for bringing the best out of the Argentinean, which includes handing Coloccini the captain's armband after the centre-back demonstrated influence amongst his team-mates. The Englishman is pleased his player has been honoured and Pardew believes Coloccini fully deserves the award after his outstanding performances this season.
"There have been some exceptional performers across the Premier League this season in every position, but no question Colo is up there with the very best in the division, in his first season as captain he has shown what a magnificent leader he is, and he certainly leads by example." he stated.
"He's been outstanding in every game he's played in this season, and I warmly congratulate him on the recognition he has received from the PFA."
Newcastle continue their chase for Champions League football with a visit to Wigan this Saturday.