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.
Footballer of the Year votingVoting has opened for Footballer of the Year, and all FWA members should by now have received an email with a code for online voting. If you have not received an email, however, or would like to register your vote by email, phone, text or post, please contact our executive secretary Paul McCarthy on email@example.com or 07831 650977 . Voting closes on midnight April 30th.
Jamie Vardy voted FWA Footballer of the Year 2016
Leicester forward Jamie Vardy is the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year 2016.
The England international collected 36% of members’ votes, making him a clear winner ahead of Foxes' team-mates Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante.
The 29-year-old has scored 24 goals for club and country so far this season, which have helped to put Leicester on the verge of winning the Barclays Premier League title.
Suarez Humbled by FWA AccoladePictures: Action Images
Luis Suarez came full circle when he was voted the Footballer of the Year for 2014 by the Football Writers' Association, who recognised the rehabilitation and dedication of the Liverpool forward.