Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.
The England international topped the poll of the 400 FWA membership as a clear winner, with some 62 per cent of the votes.
According to Sky Sports, he beat the current PFA player of the year winner Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk with 100 votes alongside teammate Sergio Aguero in third place.
The FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year award for 2019 went to Manchester City’s England forward Nikita Parris, who narrowly beat Arsenal and Holland striker Vivianne Miedema.
Other players to receive votes from FWA members were, in alphabetical order: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal), Bernardo Silva and David Silva (Manchester City).
On Sunday evening, Sterling, 24, was announced as the 2018-19 Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 29, 2019
Sterling has been one of the key players in Guardiola’s squad currently chasing a domestic treble and has taken against racism in the game, having himself been subjected to abuse.