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Jordan Nobbs among winners at FA Women’s Football Awards
Jordan Nobbs was named Vauxhall England Player of the Year at the annual FA Women’s Football Awards.
Mark Sampson’s vice-captain topped the public poll ahead of Karen Carney, Steph Houghton and Jill Scott after a great year at the heart of the Lionesses’ midfield where the team secured qualification for Euro 2017.
Chelsea midfielder Millie Bright was voted Vauxhall England Young Player of the Year after another impressive season where she made her senior debut in a 2-0 victory away to Belgium in September.
The winners were announced at Friday night’s awards, held at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, which celebrated the best of international and domestic women’s football.
Manchester City capped a hugely successful 2016, where they won the league and FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup double, with a trio of awards.
England defender Lucy Bronze picked up the FA WSL 1 Players’ Player of the Year while Nick Cushing was awarded FA WSL Manager of the Year.
Nobbs said: “It’s a real honour to be named player of the year, especially as so many of my team-mates played so well this season.
“I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me and for everyone’s support for the England team this year.
“We have a massive year ahead of us and we’re determined to go to the Euros next summer in the best possible position to do well and make all of our supporters proud.”