Jodie Taylor and Jordan Nobbs have won England’s Player of the Year and WSL Players’ Player of the Year awards respectively.

Taylor was handed England’s Player of the Year at the Football Association’s Women’s Football Awards on Friday after her brilliant performance in Euro 2017.

Despite the Lionesses getting knocked out in the semi-finals to hosts, the Netherlands, the 31-year-old scored five goals, including a hat-trick against Scotland, winning her the tournament’s Golden Boot.

Taylor has now scored 14 for her country over 29 appearances, and netted five in nine for Arsenal.

She made her debut for England in 2014, so Taylor admits this award has been a long time coming.

“It was worth the wait. It took a long time to get here. It’s better late than never,” she said.

“If it wasn’t for them (her teammates) giving me the quality service, I wouldn’t have been receiving this.”

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Nobbs also attended the ceremony at Grosvenor House hotel in London and took home the WSL Players’ Player of the Year award.

She described it as “a very proud moment”.

The 24-year-old midfielder has scored 26 goals in 77 appearances since joining the Gunners from Sunderland in 2010.

Arsenal’s first FA WSL match kicks off against Birmingham City on 24 September at Meadow Park.

The Gunners beat Everton 3-0 on 31 August in a friendly match and both Taylor and Nobbs got on the score sheet, as well as Danielle Carter.

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