Suarez Bags FWA Footballer of the Year Prize

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has added the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award to his individual honours for the 2013/14 season.

The Uruguayan won 52% of the vote, with team-mate Steven Gerrard claiming runner-up, while Manchester City’s Yaya Toure third.

“Luis is a remarkable gifted addition to the long and distinguished list of winners of our award,” FWA Chairman Andy Dunn said.

Suarez has scored 30 Premier League goals and represent an important figure in Brendan Rodgers’ team chasing a first league title since the 1989/90 season.

Luis Suarez Named Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.
Luis Suarez Named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year.

The 27-year-old also claimed the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Players’ Player of the Year accolade last week.

He will receive the FWA award at a gala dinner on May 15.

More than 300 journalists voted in a poll involving ten different players for the prize, which has been running since 1948.

Suarez’s goal haul has come following his six-game absence at the beginning of the season; part of his punishment for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last season.