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05th Jan 2016

Wayne Rooney is named as England’s Player of the Year for 2015

A year to remember?

Simon Lloyd

He might have come in for criticism towards the back end of 2015, but Wayne Rooney has still managed to scoop the England player of the year award.

Voting for the award has been open over recent weeks via the England Supporters Club, with the deadline passing at the weekend.

Having overtaken Sir Bobby Charlton as his country’s all-time leading scorer, Rooney received 37% of the votes and claims the award for the fourth time.

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Despite not hitting the best of form for his club in recent months, his scoring record of five goals in eight appearances for England also helped him win the POTY award.

Meanwhile, Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland was voted Under-21s Player of the Year. Following a string of excellent performances in the league, some now believe that Butland could rival Hart for a place at Euro 2016.