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Friday, July 24, 2020

Henderson 12th Reds player wins FWA Footballer of the Year award

Liverpool Caption Jordan Henderson wins FWA Footballer of the Year award 2020.






Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has won the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award 2019-20 just days after lifting the Premier League trophy.

The Reds Cap. saw tough 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.

 Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne was seen as the favourite to claim the award by having 19 assists and 11 goals in the Premier League this season 2019-20.



Liverpool Caption Jordan Henderson wins FWA Footballer of the Year award 2020.



Votes were also cast for Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, Raheem Sterling, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Sergio Aguero, Adama Traore, Danny Ings, Jack Grealish, James Maddison and Jonny Evans.



 The Footballer of the Year trophy has been awarded since 1948 when Sir Stanley Matthews was its first recipient.



After winning the FWA Footballer of the Year award 2020: Henderson Satatment.





Henderson said: “I’d like to say how appreciative I am of the support of those who voted for me and the Football Writers’ Association in general. You only have to look at the past winners of it, a number of whom I’ve been blessed to play with here at Liverpool, like Stevie [Gerrard], Luis [Suarez] and Mo [Salah] to know how prestigious it is.


“But as grateful as I am I don’t feel like I can accept this on my own. I don’t feel like anything I’ve achieved this season or in fact during my whole career has been done on my own. I owe a lot to so many different people – but none more so than my current teammates – who have just been incredible and deserve this every bit as much as I do.


“The players who’ve started the most games for us this season have been as good as they have been because of our culture and our environment at Melwood. No one individual is responsible for that – it’s a collective effort and that’s how I view accepting this honour.


“I accept it on behalf of this whole squad, because without them I’m not in a position to be receiving this honour. These lads have made me a better player – a better leader and a better person.


“If anything I hope those who voted for me did so partly to recognise the entire team’s contribution.

“Individual awards are nice and they are special and I will cherish this one. But an individual award without the collective achievement wouldn’t mean anywhere as much to me – if anything at all.”



 Henderson is the 12th Liverpool player to be awarded the accolade, 

after
Ian Callaghan (1974),
Kevin Keegan (1976),
Emlyn Hughes (1977),
Kenny Dalglish (1979 and 1983),
Terry McDermott (1980),
Ian Rush (1984),
John Barnes (1988 and 1990),
Steve Nicol (1989),
Steven Gerrard (2009),
Luis Suarez (2014) and Mohamed Salah (2018).



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