Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal have been crowned Professional Footballers’ Association players of the year for the 2018-19 season, with Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Georgia Stanway named as young players of the year.
Virgil van Dijk, the 27-year-old has helped Liverpool keep 20 clean sheets and concede only 20 times, while also chipping in with three goals.
Miedema had also been nominated for the Young Player of the Year award but that went to Manchester City forward Georgia Stanway. The PFA’s Merit award went to Manchester City and England captain Steph Houghton. The 31-year-old defender was named in the PFA’s Women’s Super League Team of the Year and is set to skipper the Lionesses at this summer’s World Cup in France.