Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been voted the 2016 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.
The England international polled 36 per cent of the vote, to beat off competition from his team-mates Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante.
Vardy, who missed Leicester's last two games, following his sending off against West Ham, has scored 22 league goals in 34 games for Leicester.
The 29-year-old will be honoured with the prestigious FWA accolade, which has been running since 1948, at a gala dinner in London on May 12.
Other players to receive votes from FWA members were Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet, Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne as well as Spurs midfielder Dele Alli.
Vardy who could be a Premier League winner if Tottenham Hotspur fail to beat Chelsea in Monday night's clash said: "It's a great honour to win such a prestigious award and to have my name added to a list of previous winners that includes some unbelievable players. Thank you to the Football Writers' Association and to everyone that voted.
"Thank you also to my team-mates, who are the reason I've been able to achieve anything. It's been an amazing season for all of us at Leicester, based on teamwork not individuals, which you can see in the voting. Thanks also to the manager, all the staff and the fans for their support.
"We're all totally focused on getting over the line in the final two weeks of the season and turning a great season into one we'll never forget. Hopefully I can contribute to that and, if selected, carry some good form into the Euros this summer."