There was success for England's John Terry and Wayne Rooney at the PFA Player of the Year awards.
The Three Lions are celebrating a double success after England’s John Terry was named the PFA Player of the Year and Wayne Rooney the Young Player of the Year.
The awards were announced on Sunday night and Chelsea defender Terry and Manchester United striker Rooney ruled the roost.
Terry has been outstanding all season at Stamford Bridge and has even scored eight goals as Chelsea won the Carling Cup and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Of course the Blues could also clinch the league title on Monday night if Arsenal fail to beat Tottenham at Highbury, so it has been an amazing year for the big centre-back.
Terry beat Chelsea and England teammate Frank Lampard to be named Player of the Year, with Thierry Henry third, and was clearly delighted.
He said: "It has been a real special season with Chelsea and this just adds to it. I want to thank all of my team-mates, because without them this would not have happened. It is my first year as captain and they have helped me a lot, on and off the pitch.
"It’s unbelievable and the ultimate accolade to be voted for by your fellow professionals.
"You just go out there and try to give it your best, and for them to show their appreciation and vote for me is fantastic."
It was also a great night for Terry’s England colleague Rooney – who scored in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle before finding out he had been named PFA Young Player of the Year.
Rooney said: "Obviously for any footballer to receive any award is a great achievement. You are always looking to improve and learn from the people around you and if I can keep learning then hopefully I can start winning more trophies."
On a wonderful night for English football there were eight England internationals in the PFA Premiership Team of the Year.
Of course Terry led the way and the others were Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Andrew Johnson.
Arjen Robben of Holland, Petr Cech of the Czech Republic and Frenchman Thierry Henry made up the eleven.