Monday, May 5, 2014

Footballer of the Year :Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez an Uruguayan footballer won the prestigious England’s Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) on Monday. Earlier he was named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year last month. He won the title by leaving behind his contemporary Steven Gerrard(Liverpool) and Yaya Toure(Manchester City) in the poll of England’s football writers. Despite of the fact that he missed first five games of the season, he managed to be the top scorer with 30 goals and still two matches are remaining. Surprisingly the player who polled just two votes, polled 52 percent votes and won the title.

Luis Suárez

“He did only receive two votes last season,” FWA chairman Andy Dunn Dunn told, “although there was a groundswell of support for him last season, but our voting opened just 12 hours after the biting incident at Anfield, so that was taken into account.”The FWA award is not only based on a player’s achievements on the pitch, but also on their behaviour and example throughout the season and Dunn continued: “While nobody would say Suarez is whiter than white you have to say his behaviour throughout the season has been very good. I think the football writers have taken that into account. There is an element of redemption - allied with those 30 goals and the sensational talent he has displayed all season -and it has made him a very popular choice.”

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