The votes have been counted and winners named for the 2019 BT England POTY awards

Tuesday 14 Jan 2020
Lucy Bronze enjoyed a strong 12 months in 2019 and has now been voted as Lionesses' player of the year
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Lucy Bronze and Jordan Henderson have been voted as 2019's BT England Players of the Year.

The awards cap a memorable year for both UEFA Champions League winners and two players who were central to the progression of our national teams on and off the field throughout 2019.

It's the second time that Bronze, of Olympique Lyonnais, has won the women’s award having also claimed the honour in 2015. England fans voted for Bronze ahead of the 2018 winner Ellen White in second and Beth Mead in third.

The 28-year-old, who has 81 caps to her name, was a key figure as the Lionesses lifted the SheBelieves Cup for the first time last March before going on to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 FIFA World Cup.

Bronze played in 18 of England’s 20 fixtures throughout the calendar year, scoring a stunning goal during the World Cup quarter final victory over Norway.

And the Northumberland-raised star became the first English footballer to win the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award in August after helping Olympique Lyonnais to four trophies – the UEFA Women’s Champions League, the Division 1 Féminine, the Coupe de France Féminine and an inaugural Trophée des Championnes.

Jordan Henderson has been voted as England's player of the year for 2019

Liverpool midfielder Henderson secured the men’s accolade ahead of Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane in second and third respectively.

The 29-year-old played seven times for the Three Lions, passing the 50-cap mark during the 5-1 away win in Montenegro in March. Henderson was a pivotal figure in Gareth Southgate’s squad as qualification for UEFA EURO 2020 was secured as well as a third-place finish at the inaugural UEFA Nations League.

The former Sunderland man, who was named as one of the top three midfielders in Europe last season, also enjoyed triple glory for his club by leading Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. 

Both England teams are back in action for the first time in 2020 in March, with the Lionesses heading back to the USA for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup and the Three Lions starting their own EURO 2020 preparations with a Wembley double header against Italy and Denmark.

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By Nicholas Veevers