- HOME
  - ENGLAND
     NEWS
     CLUBS
     NATIONAL TEAM
     FIXTURES
     RESULTS/REPORTS
     TABLES
     WHO'S WHO
     FA CUP
     WORTH. CUP
  - SCOTLAND
  - EUROPE
  - CHAMPS LEAGUE
  - GLOBAL
  - WORLD CUP 2002
  - EXTRA TIME
  - SEARCH

  ESPN Network:
  ESPN.com
  ABCSports
  EXPN
  Fantasy Games
  ESPNdeportes.com

  -   NEWS
Friday, April 20, 2001
Sheri is FWA Player of the Year
By Chris Borg

Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham has been crowned Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association.

Teddy Sheringham
Award-winner: Sheringham in familiar pose
(AlexLivesey/Allsport)
Sheringham took the award ahead of Old Trafford team-mate David Beckham and Arsenal's Patrick Vieira, who himself finished just ahead of United skipper Roy Keane.

Sheringham has netted 20 goals as United have again lifted the Premiership crown - his best-ever top-flight season.

And the former Millwall, Nottingham Forest and Spurs striker said: 'It's an honour to receive this award, bearing in mind the illustrious names who have won it in previous years.

'Although I'm very down and disappointed at the moment after going out of Europe on Wednesday night, this is a very special personal highlight in my career.

'I'd like to thank my team-mates for all their help and support this season. This is an award for the club as much as myself.'

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: 'It's a fitting tribute to a player who has contributed so much to Manchester United this season.

'It's always difficult singling out individuals amongst so many great players, but Teddy has been truly exceptional for us and thoroughly deserves the award.'

The striker, also on the shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association award, will be presented with his trophy at a gala dinner on Thursday, May 10.

 

Man Utd
Club Page

RELATED
Fergie draws up wish list for final fling

Beckham set to return against City


soccernet.com: ADVERTISER INFO | CONTACT US | TOOLS | SEARCH
Copyright 2001 ESPN Internet Ventures. Click here for Terms of Use and Privacy Policy applicable to this site.
Click here for employment opportunities with ESPN.com and soccernet.