Malawi forward Tabitha Chawinga has been named Chinese Women’s League’s Player of the Year following an outstanding 2019-20 season at Jiangsu Suning.
The Chinese Women's Super League (CWSL) announced Chawinga as the winner of the annual prize, with the Malawian receiving the prize at Jiangsu training ground on Saturday (8 August 2020).
The 24-year-old netted 12 goals in 14 CWSL outings for Jiangsu in 2019, totalling 38 in all competitions, including three at the maiden AFC Women's Club Women's Championship in South Korea.
JIANGSU SUNING | Two players of the squad today received awards for their efforts in 2019.— China Women's Football - 中国女足 (@CHNWNT) August 9, 2020
• Peng Shimeng was named the Best Goalkeeper and also the Best Young Player of #CWSL.
• Tabitha Chawinga won three: Best Player of CWSL, Topscorer of CWSL and Topscorer of FA Cup. pic.twitter.com/rBnqdSXmR9
Her individual brilliance saw her made history as the first to score in the inaugural Asian event and, scooped the topscorer awards of the Women's FA Cup and Championship, with 23 goals in 12 games.
She has now won the accolade back-to-back, having claimed it on her debut season after netting 31 times in all appearances, including 17 league goals following her arrival at Jiangsu from Sweden in 2018.
The forward’s performances helped Jiangsu secure an unprecedented first Chinese title since 2009, as they celebrated a domestic treble, including the Women's FA Cup and Super Cup.
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