Liverpool defender Virgil Van Djik has been named the winner of the 2019 Men’s PFA Player of the Year award reports Completesports.com.
The 46th annual PFA Awards which was staged at the Grosvenor House Hotel saw Van Dijk succeed his Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah, who won for the 2017-18 season.
The Dutch defender beat the likes of Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling to the award.
He becomes the first defender to win the award after John Terry scooped it in 2005 and the sixth defender to win in the history of the award.
Raheem Sterling won the Men’s Young Player of the Year 2019
Arsenal forward Miedema, 22, beat Steph Houghton, Nikita Parris, Keira Walsh, Erin Cuthbert and Ji So-Yun to the Women’s Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award.
Miedema, who helped Arsenal clinch their first Women’s Super League title since 2012 earlier on Sunday, follows Chelsea and England striker Fran Kirby.
Miedema is the top scorer in the WSL this season, netting 22 goals and providing 10 assists in her 19 appearances.
In all competitions this season, the prolific striker has scored 39 goals in 46 appearances.