LONDON: Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) ‘Player of the Year’ for the second straight year.
The 23-year-old Portuguese star, who has scored 38 goals in all competitions this season, beat Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor and David James in the annual poll.
Arsenal midfielder Fabregas was named the ‘Young Player of the Year’.
. In the voting for the young player award, Spanish international Fabregas finished ahead of Ronaldo. Former England and Blackpool full-back Jimmy Armfield, 72, still involved in the game as a broadcaster, received the Merit award for his services to the game. — AFP