Arsenal’s prolific Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema was voted PFA Women’s Player of the Year 2019 by her peers, while Manchester City’s dynamite young midfielder Georgia Stanway was named PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year.
Stanway’s skipper Steph Houghton was honoured with the PFA’s Special Achievement Award for her pioneering career so far and the inspiration that she brings to her teammates, fellow players and aspiring footballers across the nation.
Miedema is the top scorer in the WSL this season, she has bagged 22 goals and made 10 assists in her 19 appearances. In total, she has 39 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions, this season.
“I’m obviously really proud to represent my team here, we’ve had an amazing year, especially with winning the league,” she said. “I’m just really happy I could help my team all season long with scoring goals and it means a lot.”
Miedema was also up for Young Player and edged fellow nominees Houghton, Nikita Parris and Keira Walsh and Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert and Ji So-yun.
It has been another breakthrough season for the Women’s Young Player of the Year, Stanway. She starred for England’s U-20s as they picked up bronze at the World Cup in France, made a scoring debut for England seniors in Austria in November, and has hit 11 goals for City so far. On Saturday, in the FA Cup final at Wembley, she has the chance to collect another piece of silverware, to add to the team’s Conti Cup win in February. Also in the shortlist for the award were Walsh, Cuthbert, West Ham United forward Alisha Lehmann and Bristol City keeper Sophie Baggaley.
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