Henderson, Bronze voted England's players of the year

Ross Houston
January 15, 2020

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has been named as the 2019 BT England Men's Player of the Year, while Olympique Lyonnais right-back Lucy Bronze has scooped the Women's Player of the Year award.

Liverpool skipper Henderson picked up the men's award ahead of Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, who were second and third respectively.

Kane hit a whopping 12 goals in 10 England appearances in 2019, registering a further five assists, but silverware continues to elude the Spurs forward at club level.

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.

The 28-year-old finished as the runner up in voting for last year's Player of the Year award after just missing out to Ellen White, who was second place this time around.

Bronze, meanwhile, topped the fans' poll from 2018 victor Ellen White, with Beth Mead third.

The latest accolade crowns a remarkable year for the former Sunderland midfielder, who also captained his club to victory in the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Lionesses play their first fixture of 2020 in March as they seek to defend their SheBelieves Cup in the United States of America, while the Three Lions have friendlies against Italy and Denmark at Wembley in the same month as their preparations for Euro 2020 continue.

She starred for Phil Neville's team as England reached the semi-finals, and played in 18 out of 20 games in the calendar year.

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