Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has been named men's footballer of the year by the Football Writers' Association.
The 24-year-old Portugal global was endorsed by City for about £65m from Benfica the previous summer
"It is an immense advantage. Clearly I was unable to have done it without the achievement of the group," said Dias.
"I think me getting this prize is the significant illustration of how our group functions, the manner in which we assemble our game.
"It mirrors all the fellowship we have on the pitch, how we perform and the soul that is in the group and with these players."
The FWA said Dias was a "agreeable champ", completing in front of Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Dias' Manchester City partner Kevin de Bruyne.
Nine City players got votes, representing over half of those cast.
Dias is just the third player to win the FWA grant in his first season in English football, and the last safeguard to win the award was Liverpool's Steve Nicol 32 years prior.
Chelsea and England forward Fran Kirby won the FWA ladies' honor recently.
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