Steven Gerrard wins England player of the year award
Steven Gerrard has been named England player of the year for the second time.
The 32-year-old England and Liverpool captain, was presented with the award - voted for by supporters on the Football Association's official website - by Sir Bobby Charlton at a ceremony in Burton.
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Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck finished second, with Chelsea defender Ashley Cole third.
Arsenal's Stephanie Houghton won the women's award, while the women's senior team were the England team of the year.
Gerrard said: "It means a lot to me when you look at the quality and standard of players in this squad. For me to be picked out to win an individual award is a bonus and something I'm really delighted with.
"It's always a proud feeling to play for this team and the manager believing in me and giving me the captaincy was a huge lift for my personal confidence.
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"I think I've shown a level of consistency that maybe I haven't shown in previous years, so it's been a good year."
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney are the other two players who have won the England player of the year award twice.
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