Vivianne Miedema has been named as the Football Writer’s Association Player of the Year. This comes after narrowly missing out on the accolade last season.
The Dutch striker received one more vote than second placed Beth England. This is the same margin that Nikita Parris beat Miedema by last campaign.Embed from Getty Images
By winning the award, Miedema becomes the first foreign player to be named as the FWA Player of the Year. She follows Fran Kirby and Parris in winning it.
The Arsenal forward also won the 2019/20 WSL Golden Boot, scoring 16 goals in a second successive Golden Boot winning season.
Miedema also tied Janine Beckie for the most assists in the league with eight.
One of her most memorable performances came in Arsenal’s 11-1 rout of Bristol City in December.
Miedema scored six and assisted four to round off an astonishing 10-goal contributions in a single game. This also makes her the holder of one of very few double-hattricks in football history.
With another year left on her Arsenal contract, Gunners fans can look forward to seeing Viv take the reigns of their attack for at least one more season.
League winner Guro Reiten and Lyon’s Lucy Bronze finished joint-third in the voting, with Man City’s Ellen White behind them.
Other players to receive voting credits were Steph Houghton, Lauren Hemp, Erin Cuthbert, Sophie Ingle, Rachel Furness, Beth Mead, Lauren James, and Chloe Kelly.