Ruben Dias – the Footballer of the Year 2021
The Football Writers’ Association is delighted to announce that Ruben Dias has been voted Footballer of the Year 2021, the first defender to win the award since Steve Nicol in 1989.
The Manchester City centre-back was a comfortable winner ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane and City team-mate, Kevin De Bruyne. Overall nine City players received votes which accounted for over 50 per cent of the total votes cast.
Footballer of the Year – deadline is a fortnight from today.Voting for The Footballer of the Year opens today, April 1, and all members should have received an email with details and their unique voting code.
If, within 48 hours, you have not received your code, please check either your spam or junk as sometimes accounts filter our emails. Should the code still not be available, contact Paul McCarthy, our Executive Secretary. You can also vote by email, text/WhatsApp or by telephone - to do so please contact email@example.com or 07831 650977.
JORDAN HENDERSON – Footballer of the Year
The Football Writers’ Association are delighted to announce that Jordan Henderson is the Footballer of the Year for 2019-20.
The Liverpool captain saw off stiff opposition from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford as well as team-mates, Virgil Van Dijk and Sadio Mane to claim the honour, the oldest individual award in the world.
Footballer of the Year – voting now open
The Footballer of the Year awards have been delayed for obvious reasons, but voting is now open. Here is a letter to FWA members from our Executive Secretary Paul McCarthy:
"Firstly, I hope you are all as well as can be and coping with the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
Footballers of the Year Sterling and Parris
Raheem Sterling and Nikita Parris made it a win double for Manchester City and England as they collected their Footballer of the Year and Women's Footballer of the Year awards at our gala dinner on Thursday night.
The two strikers won the Football Writers' Association awards for their outstanding work on and off the pitch this season, and were presented with their honours by our new Chair Carrie Brown.
Sterling and Parris at the double in FWA awards
Raheem Sterling is the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year 2019, and in a unique double for Manchester City and England, Nikita Parris is the FWA's Women's Footballer of the Year.
Sterling, the City and England forward was a clear winner in the vote of over 400 FWA members, taking 62 per cent of the poll and 100 votes more than Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk. His fellow City forward Sergio Aguero placed third.
Footballer of the YearPreparations are underway for our Footballer of the Year and Women's Footballer of the Year awards dinner, which will be held at the Landmark Hotel, London on Thursday May 9.
Below is a note from the FWA's Executive Secretary Paul McCarthy outlining how FWA members can vote for their choice and apply for tickets to the dinner, one of the top nights in the sporting calendar:
Jurgen Klopp’s remarkable message to Mo Salah, the FWA, Rhian Brewster and Gareth SouthgateJurgen Klopp sent a remarkable message to Mo Salah, the FWA, Liverpool teenager Rhian Brewster and Gareth Southgate on Thursday evening (May 10) as the 'Egyptian King' collected the Footballer of the Year award.
Klopp was unable to attend the FWA dinner because he was at Liverpool's own awards ceremony, from which Salah jetted down to London in time to be presented with his trophy.
Salah and Kirby collect FWA awardsMo Salah of Liverpool and Fran Kirby of Chelsea Ladies collected their Footballer and Womens Footballer of the Year awards at the Football Writes' Association's annual dinner in London on Thursday May 10.
Both stars were enormously popular winners and gave thanked the FWA and their football colleagues in their speeches. Both had other commitments in their busy schedules - Kirby left later in the evening to attend Chelsea's awards night, while Salah flew in by private jet from Liverpool's own awards event.
MO SALAH IS FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
SALAH IS FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
Mohamed Salah is the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year.
The Liverpool forward narrowly beat Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne in a ballot of over 400 FWA members, with the winning margin less than 20 votes.