Lioness Alessia Russo scores a fashion goal as she wows in a plunging blazer with sleek gold accessories as she is named player of the year at the first ever Women’s Football Awards
She helped the England Lionesses soar to victory at last year’s Euros.
And football ace Alessia Russo’s efforts did not go unnoticed on Thursday evening as she was named player of the year at the first ever Women’s Football Awards.
Showcasing her fashion prowess, the sportswoman, 24, looked sensational in a slick black suit at the event in London’s Nobu Hotel.
She styled her plunging black suit with a pair of delicate gold hoop earrings and a dainty necklace, which acted as the perfect accessories.
Manchester United forward Alessia was named Player of the Year alongside fellow England player Keira Walsh, who joined Barcelona for a record fee last summer and picked up the international player award at the bash.
Stunner: Football ace Alessia Russo’s efforts did not go unnoticed on Thursday evening as she was named player of the year at the first ever Women’s Football Awards
Woo! She was handed the Player Of The Year award for her efforts
Yay! Showcasing her fashion prowess, the sportswoman, 24, looked sensational in a slick black suit at the event in London’s Nobu Hotel
The duo were both key players during the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 triumph, with Alessia netting four goals while Walsh was named in the team of the tournament.
Lauren James was also one of the award winners, with Chelsea forward named Young Player of the Year alongside Liverpool’s Missy Bo Kearns.
Elsewhere, Harry Kane and Declan Rice were both recognised in the Football Ally of the Year category while Arsenal legend and pundit Ian Wright took home the Women’s Football Champion of the Year.
Harry looked suave in a black suit with a tie, while Declan went for a more casual look with an open necked shirt and a white pocket square.
Stunner: She looked stunning for the event where she walked away victorious
Stepping out: She styled her plunging black suit with a pair of delicate gold hoop earrings and a dainty necklace, which acted as the perfect accessories
Tottenham’s Rosella Ayane and West Ham’s Viviane Assayi paid tribute to Kane and Rice for their behind-the-scenes support of women’s football.
The star-studded event was hosted by Jamie Carragher and Eni Aluko, was the first publicly-voted ceremony to recognise all-levels of the game.
Over 20,000 public votes were cast for the winners and later ratified by an expert judging panel led by Manchester United’s Nikita Parris, Sky Sports News anchor Hayley McQueen and Real Madrid midfielder Caroline Weir.
Former Chelsea and England forward Aluko said: ‘Tonight was a highlight of my career. This was a first for women’s football and a landmark moment for the game…
Happy days: Harry Kane was also in attendance
‘I am so proud to be part of this event. For the first time women’s football has got the recognition it deserved. It is even more special because the public nominated and voted for these awards.
‘To see so many amazing footballers, people, organisations and brands recognised for advancing and improving the game we love was phenomenal and I have to give thanks to our main sponsors, SHEIN, and supporting sponsors Klarna and Visa, for helping put together such a memorable night.
‘From superstar players to the grassroots organisations promoting the game in their own time, we have seen the best of the best being recognised tonight and it has been a dream come true to be part of it alongside Jamie Carragher and the Women’s Football Awards team.’
Here they are: Harry presented the award alongside fellow England star Declan Rice
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