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Manchester United striker receives award for the first time -

Wayne Rooney has been named Barclays Player of the Season for 2009/10, after a prolific campaign in which his goals and inspirational form have been one of the main reasons United maintained their Barclays Premier League title challenge until the final game of the season.

The England forward notched 26 goals in just 32 Barclays Premier League appearances, easily surpassing his previous best tally of 16 goals in the 2005/06 season.


Rooney has found the best form of his career this season, filling the void left by the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Old Trafford last summer. Memorable individual performances have included scoring all four goals in a 4-0 win over Hull City, and claiming his 100th Barclays Premier League career goal in a 3-1 victory at Arsenal.

This is the first time that the Manchester United striker has been named Barclays Player of the Season, and is the latest award in a growing list of accolades which also includes this season's Professional Footballers' Association and Football Writers' Association Player of the Year awards.

The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football's governing bodies, the media and fans.

WAYNE ROONEY: BARCLAYS PLAYER OF THE SEASON 2009/10

* This season he has made 32 appearances scoring 26 goals
* He has made 256 appearances in the Barclays Premier League in total, scoring 106 goals
* On 31st August 2004, Rooney signed for Manchester United in a 25.6 million deal, the highest ever fee paid for a player under 20 years old
* Rooney made his United debut on the 28th September 2004, scoring a hat-trick in a 6-2 Champions League win over Turkish side Fenerbache
* Rooney made his league debut for Everton in 2002, five days before his seventeenth birthday against then reigning champions Arsenal. He scored the winning goal
* After excelling for Liverpool Schoolboys, Rooney was snapped up by Everton at the age of ten
* Wayne Rooney was born on 24th October 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool




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Date:Tuesday May 11 2010

Time: 2:30PM

Your Comments

he deserved it
Avfc94 we do
Bull*****e. Drogba deserved it much more. Media darling and he's English, that's the only reason HE got it. You must be mad if you deny that. But since he got it, Congratulations Mr.Rooney.
JT_daniel
Drogba: Played 32, Scored 29. Nuff said.
LifeLongBlue
Oh well, all of us get silly when it's one of our own, he also doesn't drop down like a pack of cards when ever he is touched!! :P Drogba did get the Golden boot for the goals, didn't he?
elvido
Oh so if Rooney had won the Golden boot, they would've given this to Drogba?
JT_daniel
Chelsea striker denied award again, though he deserved it more than the Media's poster boy (Stats prove it)-

Didier Drogba has not named Barclays Player of the Season for 2009/10, after a prolific campaign in which his goals and inspirational form have been one of the main reasons Chelsea won the Barclays Premier League title.

The Ivory Coast forward notched 29 goals in just 32 Barclays Premier League appearances, easily surpassing his previous best tally of 27 goals in the 2006/07 season. He also won the Golden boot for the season, but was denied the award because he is Black and not English. Oh and also becayse he plays for Chelsea.

(This is the Chelsea version of it)
JT_daniel
You forgot his 14 assists, LLB. That's an incredible 36+14= 50 goals that he's directly contributed. How does that figure against the Poster boy's??
JT_daniel
Plus, can't think of the countless occasions in which he's tracked back and helped magnificently in defence. *YAWN* I should've known.
JT_daniel
JT, stop throwing your toys out of the pram! Not like we decided to give it to him. We are gracious enough to accept that you gusy deserve the championship but if you expect to us to bend over and accept that Drogba is better and Roo doesn't deserve the accolades you are being delusional. He is our player and we love him to bits!! Oh and at this day and age, Xenophobia is not even an issue, so don't start this racist line, it doesn't matter to anyone that he is black, you're just being silly. Drogba may have deserved it but people don't always get what they deserve so deal with it!
elvido
Rooney well deserved this award, well done! COYS
SUPER HOTSPURS F.C
no-brainer if you ask me! odds on cert!
Red Boy
There are four reasons Rooney won this award:
1) His improvement in one season is astonishing.
2) Rooney has essentially carried his teams hopes single-handedly. Drogba had a better supporting cast who chipped in with PLENTY of goals regardless of whether he was in the team or not.
3) Rooney is English.
4) Drogba is just annoying for everyone who isnt a chelsea fan. His outbursts, his diving, his sulking, his feigning injury is all irritating from a player as good as he is.
tuscan3000
He has deserved it,I'm not saying drogba would not have deserved it,his stats are pretty impressive as well but no one expected Utd to push Chelsea so close but we did and Rooney was a key reason for it,this has been a year where we all can say that Rooney has played at a totally different level and he is still pretty young so this is not even the best of Rooney.To handle the pressure of being the main man at both club level as well as for the country at such a yong age really deserves a lot of credit.
Antriksh (abmtd)
 

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