Jordan Henderson, Liverpool skipper, has been named England men’s Player of the Year for 2019 ahead of his colleagues Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.
Henderson won the award for the first time, edging out the Manchester City and Spurs stars with his incredible stellar form for the Premier League giants Liverpool.
The 29-year-old midfielder has been a regular face in Gareth Southgate ‘s side and passed his 50-cap for Three Lions England’s 5-1 victory over Montenegro.
As captain, Henderson’s leadership consistency saw Liverpool make a massive breakthrough in Europe, The ace midfielder was also instrumental to Liverpool, leading them to their historical sixth Champions League title win over Tottenham, the Super Cup victory over Chelsea and the Reds’ World Club Cup win over Brazilian side Flamengo.
Man City’s Sterling, however, came second in the fans’ voting after scoring 12 international goals for England in 2019.
Harry Kane came third despite scoring 12 goals and becoming the first Three Lions player to score in every game during the Euro 2020 qualifying matches.
Meanwhile, 2019 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Lucy Bronze was named England’s women player of the year following her outstanding performance for Lionesses at the women’s World Cup.
The right-back, 28, helped the Lionesses win the SheBelieves Cup for the first time as well as reaching the World Cup semi-finals.
Bronze, who has 81 caps, was also named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2019 after helping Lyon to four trophies.
Both players also won the men’s and women’s Champions League titles with their respective clubs.