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Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | Gerrard lands yearly award

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been voted the 2009 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association.

The 28-year-old England international topped the poll of journalists ahead of Manchester United duo Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney to win the prestigious accolade, which has been running since 1948.

Gerrard, who has led the Reds' challenge to United for the Premier League title, will receive his award at the FWA's gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 29th May.

Chairman of the FWA Steve Bates said: "Steven's performances this season have been of the highest quality.

"His drive and desire have underpinned Liverpool's Premier League title challenge and ensured a tight finish to the season.

"Steven is clearly in his prime and quite rightly rated one of the finest midfield players of his generation, and the FWA are delighted to honour his contribution to club and country."


No mention of Vidic at all which was surprising. He would have been the first defender since Steve Nicol in 1989 to win it.

Also, if 23 goals so far is enough to win it, where does Ronaldo come in this?
 

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How come its only Gerrard that can be embroiled in a bar fight, and days later no one ever mentions it? It's an absolute disgrace, the blokes supposed to be a role model. The biggest disgrace of all of it is that Liverpool didn't change the captaincy. Why don't they loan Marlon King and make Joey Barton vice captain while their at it?
He's only been charged over that incident. Innocent until proven guilty:thumbsup: Plus it wouldnt be a very positive message to be sending out if they took the captaincy off him right after backing their man.

Off the field issues dont count when it comes to these awards. Its what they do on the pitch that matters. He has been impressive this season but still think Vidic should have got it.
 
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