Vivianne Miedema has been named the Football Writers’ Association women’s footballer of the year for her efforts in the curtailed 2019-20 season. Miedema scored 16 goals in 14 games, winning the golden boot for the second year in a row. She also helped the Netherlands’ into the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which was under consideration for the voting period. Miedema finished ahead of Beth England by one vote, with Lucy Bronze, who played her club football with Lyon in France, finishing joint third with Guro Reiten of Chelsea.
Miedema missed out on the FWA award last year, finishing second to Nikita Parris. Miedema, though, is the deserved winner this season. She was the best striker in the division, and in a class of her own: not only the best scorer, but also one of the best creators. This is, of course, typical of Miedema, who said, after scoring six goals against Bristol City that she was happier with the four assists. She is a complete team player, saying, “Obviously I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and I can’t wait to be able to go out again and enjoy football again.”