Steven Gerrard wins Football Writers 2009 Footballer of the Year

gerrard-player-of-the-year-2009 Steven Gerrard landed the Football Writers 2009 Footballer of the Year award.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 waas much tiped for pfa player of the year was beaten to the post by ryan giggs but the writers made sure he landed this one.

Gerrard quoted

I’m delighted but I’m a little bit surprised,” said Gerrard. “When you look at the quality of the players there are in this league, it’s a great privilege to win this kind of award.

“It’s not just the Manchester United players. When you look at the players the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal and other teams have got, they all have fantastic players throughout their squads now.

“The quality is getting better and better each year so to win this award is a great achievement for myself.

“It’s made even more special for me because I am following in the footsteps of Liverpool players like John Barnes, Steve Nicol and Kenny Dalglish who were heroes of mine

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

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