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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Arsenal forward, Vivianne Miedema, has
won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year awards for
Van Dijk, 27, beat Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mane
and Eden Hazard in the vote by his fellow players.
However, Manchester City forward Sterling, won the men’s young player
City also provided winners for two other awards, with England forward
Georgia Stanway claiming the women’s young player prize and England captain
Houghton receiving the PFA Special Achievement award.
Van Dijk succeeds Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah, who won for 2017/2018
and is the first defender to take the award since Chelsea centre-back John
Terry in 2005