The Manchester United defender is among the favourites to land the prize after enjoying a fantastic season at the heart of the Red Devils' back four.
He has been an integral part of a record-breaking defensive unit at Old Trafford, while he has also proven to be a useful attacking weapon after grabbing a number of vital goals.
Vidic insists he has given no thought to the personal accolades which could be heading his way after a terrific campaign, insisting he is delighted just to be in the frame.
"Just to be a candidate as player of the year would be a big honour, when you consider the players who are here," he said.
"I have scored goals, so maybe people are thinking about that. We have also kept a lot of clean sheets and certain individuals have been praised, including me, so that might be part of it too.
"It has been a good year for me and I am happy with the contribution I have made to the team.
"But more importantly I hope everyone can see the improvement I have made.
"All the players here are the same. They don't want to stay still, they want to get better and better."