Posted April 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
American Clint Dempsey finished fourth Tuesday in voting for 2012 Footballer of the Year by England's soccer writers. A 29-year-old from Nacogdoches, Texas, Dempsey has scored a career-best 22 goals for Fulham this season, including 16 in the Premier League. He plays both midfield and forward. Arsenal's Robin van Persie won Footballer of the Year in voting by about 400 reporters of the Football Writers' Association. He leads the league with 27 goals and has 34 in all competitions He was followed in the voting by Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes. Van Persie was voted the Professional Footballers' Association's Player of the Year award on Sunday.

Van Persie wins writers' award

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has been voted 2012 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association. The Holland striker, 28, topped the poll of journalists with a landslide victory ahead of Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney in second place and his Old Trafford team-mate Paul Scholes third, with Fulham 's Clint Dempsey fourth. Van Persie's 34 goals...

Free-scoring Van Persie picks up 2nd English award

Robin van Persie has been voted the 2012 Footballer of the Year by England's writers, the free-scoring Arsenal striker's second prestigious award in three days. Van Persie received the Professional Footballers' Association award after voting by his fellow English Premier League players on Sunday. The Netherlands international topped the poll of football journalists...
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