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Monday, April 6, 1998 Published at 01:39 GMT 02:39 UK



Sport: Football

Bergkamp honoured by PFA
image: [ Bergkamp in action for double-chasing Arsenal ]
Bergkamp in action for double-chasing Arsenal

Dennis Bergkamp has been named the Professional Footballers' Association's Player of the Year and Liverpool's new goal machine Michael Owen received the Young Player's award.

The Dutch master collected his trophy from Sir Tom Finney and then revealed he wanted to finish his playing career in England.

The award on Sunday rounded off a good day for Bergkamp. Without him Arsenal had earlier won through to the FA Cup Final.

He said: "It is great to have an FA Cup final to look forward to and I hope I can play in that.

"It's a dream come true to play at Wembley and I am looking forward to that."


[ image: Michael Owen has lit up Anfield]
Michael Owen has lit up Anfield
Owen was beaten into third place by Andy Cole for the main award but got the consolation of being named Young Player of the Year.

He became England's youngest international this century when he was picked for a Wembley friendly against Chile.

Owen, who was accompanied to the ceremony by his father Terry, has now set his sights on a place in England's World Cup squad.

Southampton's Kevin Davies was runner-up and West Ham star Rio Ferdinand was third.

The PFA's Merit Award went to Coventry's veteran goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic who has spent 14 years at Highfield Road.
 





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