Harry Kane voted 2018 England Men’s Player of the Year

Friday 18 Jan 2019
Harry Kane celebrates his penalty against Panama at last year's World Cup
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Harry Kane has been voted the 2018 England Men’s Player of the Year.

It is the second successive year that the Tottenham Hotspur striker has been honoured by Three Lions fans.

Captain Kane led England to a first FIFA World Cup semi-final in 28 years becoming only the second Englishman to claim the golden boot with six goals.

The 25-year-old also scored the decisive goal to send England to the inaugural UEFA Nations League finals this summer and found the net eight times in 12 appearances during 2018.

Kane is mobbed after scoring the late winner against Croatia

Kane said: "To be voted England's best player for the second successive year is something I'm immensely proud of.

“After such a monumental year, this award has particular significance as it’s always an honour to be recognised by the people that count the most – the fans.

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“However, it took a collective effort from my England team-mates, Gareth Southgate and his staff to achieve such a positive 2018 and we were backed by fantastic support both from the stands and back at home along the way.

“We don’t want 2018 to be our only high point so here’s to continued progression with Euro 2020 qualifying and the UEFA Nations League finals in 2019.”

Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was selected as the 2018 England Men’s U21 Player of the Year by The FA’s broadcast partner BT Sport.

And Ellen White and Beth Mead were named the England Women’s Player and Young Player of the Year respectively at the 20th annual FA Women’s Football Awards last June.

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By FA Staff