Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been crowned as the Football Writers Association Player of the Year.
The award caps a stunning season for the England international, who was also named as the PFA’s Young Player of the Year on Sunday night.
Having earned a huge 62% of the votes, Sterling finished well ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk, whilst Manchester City teammate Sergio Aguero finished third.
Sterling has been in scintillating form for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions, with the club now just two wins from retaining their Premier League title.
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City have already claimed the League Cup with victory over Chelsea in February, and also face Watford in the FA Cup final as they bid to complete a domestic treble.
The 24-year-old’s off-field activities have also been important this season, with the winger speaking openly about racism and discrimination within football, after suffering some disgraceful treatment from several British tabloids.
Sterling has called for greater punishment for those found guilty of racist abuse and discriminatory behavior and his demand for change from authorities has won many admirers.