Raheem Sterling has been named player of the year by Football Writers Association this Monday. Just hours after missing out on the players player of the year award.
The England forward, who plays for Manchester City topped the poll of the 400 strong FWA membership as a clear winner, with 62% of votes. Which is more than 100 ahead of Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
Sterling’s team mate, Sergio Aguero came in at third place. He (Sterling) has been a key man in Pep Guardiola’s side as they battle with Liverpool for the premier League title and has received praise for the strong stance against racism.
Sterling has scored 29 goals for club and country, including a hat trick for The country team England. While, also helping Gareth Southgate’s young squad reach this summer’s Nations League Finals.
On the women’s part, Manchester City’s Nikita Parris took home for the women.
Sterling has been commended for his success on and off the pitch.