Jordan Henderson has been named as England’s player of the year for 2019, seeing off competition from team-mates Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.
The Liverpool captain enjoyed a solid year for the Three Lions as he passed the 50-cap mark in a 5-1 away win at Montenegro last March and featured regularly under Gareth Southgate in England’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Lucy Bronze took home the women’s award, with the Lyon player bagging the honour for the second time in her career ahead of Ellen White.
Henderson also enjoyed success with his club as Liverpool won the Champions League last season and came incredibly close to pipping Manchester City to the Premier League title. This season he has also won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Now 14 points clear with a game in hand, the former Sunderland star looks set to add to his accolades and lift the league crown with the Reds in this campaign.
He played seven times in total for England in 2019 and was key in the middle of the park as Southgate’s men reached the semi-finals of the inaugural Nations League and qualified for Euro 2020, which will be part-hosted at Wembley Stadium.
Henderson is often an unsung hero in midfield for both England and Liverpool, but the 29-year-old was voted as one of the top three midfielders in Europe last season.
Sterling, who scored eight goals in nine games for England in 2019, came second in the BT-sponsored awards, which were voted for by supporters.
England captain Harry Kane, who played ten games and scored 12 goals for the team last year, came third.
Bronze, who was also a Champions League winner last term, takes home the gong for a second time after her triumph in 2015, edging out Ellen White, who starred at the women’s World Cup, and Beth Mead respectively.