Wayne Rooney gets England's player of 2014 award

Manchester United and English national team captain Wayne Rooney was named as England's player of 2014. Rooney who was voted by the fans for an impressive showcase in 2014, won the award on Thursday.

Wayne Rooney gets England's player of 2014 award

New Delhi: Manchester United and English national team captain Wayne Rooney was named as England's player of 2014. Rooney who was voted by the fans for an impressive showcase in 2014, won the award on Thursday.

The 28-year-old versatile forward scored eight goals in 13 appearances for his country. He has managed to score an overall 46 goals for England.

Rooney took 27% of the England Supporters Club votes, ahead of former club team-mate and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck in second. Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling, who played 51 games for club and country in 2014, came third.

The England football team posted a video on social micro-blogging site, Twitter to highlight Rooney's performance.

Rooney who scored in the 2014 World Cup group stage against Uruguay in Brazil last summer, was named as the England captain after the retirement of Steven Gerrard post the mega event. Rooney also bagged a brace against rivals Scotland at Celtic Park in a friendly and was instrumental in the Group stages so far in their quest of 2016 European qualifiers bid.

At club level, he wrapped up 2014 with a double to see Manchester United soar past Newcastle on Boxing Day in the Premier League cl;ash at Old Trafford. Rooney thanked the fans and stated he was proud and happy to win the award.

Meanwhile, West Brom's Saido Berahino is named England U-21 player of the year for averaging a goal every two games in Euro 2015 qualifying and friendlies. Toni Duggan, who bagged six goals in 10 games, is England Women's Player of the Year.

Berahino who has been emphatic for club West Bromwich Albion too, stated he is very happy and honoured to be under-21 player of the year. He also lauded the support from the fans in the games.

He expressed his views on Twitter.

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