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Hemp named PFA Young Player of the Year for third time

Hemp named PFA Young Player of the Year for third time
Manchester City forward Lauren Hemp has been named PFA Women's Young Player of the Year for the 2020/21 season.

The winger retains the trophy for a second successive campaign after an impressive showing for the Club, having also won it back in 2018 whilst with Bristol City.

One of City and England’s brightest stars and most influential attacking talents, the 20-year-old overcame an early-season injury to make 23 appearances in league and cup, scoring 10 goals.

Since moving to the Academy Stadium three years ago, she has made a total of 66 appearances, scoring 23 goals and provided a pivotal contribution from the flank with numerous assists.

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This accolade crowns an outstanding season for Hemp who was recently named as one of 11 Manchester City players selected to represent Team GB’s women’s football squad at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Reflecting on her latest achievement, Hemp said: “I can’t believe I’ve been awarded this accolade for a third time – it feels so special to be successful from an incredible shortlist.

“For me, this is one of the best awards to win as it’s chosen by my fellow professionals – it’s a real honour and I can’t thank them enough for voting for me.

“Since I first won it in 2018, I feel like I’ve improved so much – I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some amazing coaches in my career so far, but I know that I’m not the finished product yet and I’ll be continuing that hard work looking to the future to be the best that I can be.”

Head Coach Gareth Taylor praised Hemp for her latest success, adding: “We’re so proud of Lauren for winning this award – she’s an unbelievable talent and we feel very lucky to have her here at Manchester City.

“The fact that she’s now won it three times speaks volumes about what the footballing world thinks of her and the fact that she’s only 20 years old is incredible – she is only just getting started.

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“She has such potential to improve given how humble and coachable she is, and the team she has around her provide her with the platform to perform at the levels she does.

“We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her – hopefully that will be many more individual accolades and also team successes with us here at City.”

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