Alexis Sánchez has won the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Player of the Year award for 2015.
The Chilean international had a strong year, and was given the award ahead of the runner-up Jamie Vardy and shortlisted footballers David De Gea, Sergio Agüero, Harry Kane and John Stones.
“I’m delighted to receive the FSF Player of the Year award,” said the winger. “It’s been a great year for me on the pitch and I’m thrilled it has been recognised by the fans.
“Arsenal have enjoyed a good start to the season and it was disappointing to pick up an injury at this important time. But I‘m hoping to be back soon to help my team-mates have another successful year.”
Alexis scored one of the greatest FA Cup Final goals ever seen as the Gunners beat Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley back in May. He had already scored both goals in a tight semi-final with Reading, and clearly enjoyed the big stage.
On the international scene, he scored the winning penalty as Chile managed to win the Copa América for the first time in their history, all while hosting the competition.
The 26-year-old couldn’t pick up the award himself, as he is in Chile recovering from his hamstring injury, so it was received by Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger on his behalf.