Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been voted the Footballer of the Year by the Football Writer’s Association with 53 percent of the vote.
The majority vote put him comfortably ahead of Tottenham striker Harry Kane as well as his Chelsea teammate and captain John Terry.
Hazard’s 20 goals this season and starting all 36 games were sure signs that he would come on top of the vote.
“A creator, a goalscorer and the hardest of workers, Hazard has been a constant source of threat for the Barclays Premier League champions,” FWA chairman Andy Dunn, of the Sunday Mirror, said.
Hazard is the first Belgian to ever be awarded this honour, which he will be presented to him on May 21 at a gala dinner at the Landmark London Hotel.
“The list of truly world class players on the Football Writers’ Association roll of honour is a long one and Eden Hazard is a worthy addition,” Dunn added.
Hazard was also named the Player of the Year by the Professional Footballer’s Association.