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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
FWA Tribute to Sir Tom FinneyPhotography: Action Images
Sir Tom Finney will always have a special place in the history of the Football Writers' Association.
He became the seventh player to be voted the Footballer of the Year - in 1954 - and when he topped the poll again three years later, he was the first to win the award twice.
BALE HUMBLED TO JOIN FWA “LEGENDS”Photography: Action Images
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Bale named FWA Footballer of the YearBy Christopher Davies
Photography: Action Images
Gareth Bale has been chosen as the Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.
Bale is the first Tottenham Hotspur player to win the award since David Ginola in 1999 and the first Wales international to be selected for English football’s oldest individual trophy since Everton’s Neville Southall in 1985.
The FWA Interview: Robin van PersieImage courtesy of Action Images.
By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
The suspicion is that Robin van Persie knows in his mind what he plans to do when he sits down with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis to talk about his new contract.