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    Bruno Guimaraes wins North East FWA Player of the Year award for 2022

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    Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has been named North East Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year for 2022.

    The prestigious award is regarded as a huge honour in the North East, and Guimaraes has claimed it after a brilliant 12 months at St James’ Park following his move from Lyon.

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    Guimaraes has followed on from Newcastle teammate Allan Saint-Maximin, who took the award for 2021. Sunderland’s Ross Stewart finished in second place after helping the Black Cats win promotion to the Championship, with Magpies vice-captain Kieran Trippier coming third.

    Durham Women’s Northern Ireland international Sarah Robson retained the Women’s Player of the Year award.

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    Robson, who plays under her maiden name McFadden for her country, featured in the summer’s European Championships.

    NEFWA secretary Colin Young said: “After another exciting year for North East football, we’ve got two extremely worthy recipients of two of our main awards.

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    “Bruno Guimaraes was a clear winner of the Men’s vote after a fantastic first year at Newcastle and Sarah Robson’s Women’s award underlines the way in which Durham continue to be a great footballing story for the region.” 

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