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Schwarzer lands award

Schwarzer lands award

By PA Sport
Last update 08/10/2010 at 01:39 - Published on 08/10/2010 at 00:26
By PA Sport - 08/10/2010 at 01:39

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has been crowned the 2010 Footballer of the Year at the second annual Australian Football Awards in Sydney.

It was a big night for the Socceroos international, who also claimed Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Player of the Year honours.

Schwarzer received 392 votes from his fellow professionals, just seven clear of last year's winner Tim Cahill, with AZ Alkmaar attacking midfielder Brett Holman finishing third with 196 votes.

Another goalkeeper, Borussia Dortmund's Mitch Langerak, was awarded the PFA Harry Kewell Medal for best young player ahead of Adelaide United's Mathew Leckie and Utrecht winger Tommy Oar.

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