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Robbie Keane named FAI International Player of the Year

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Robbie Keane has been awared the FAI Senior International Player of the Year Award.

At the 20th FAI International Football Awards, in RTE, Donnybrook he was honored among Ireland’s other top international football stars.
Not only did the Republic of Ireland captain win Senior International Player of the Year Award but his his goal against France in the FIFA World Cup play-off in November was voted the International Goal of the Year.

Other awards of not were the Young Player Award that went to Manchester United's Darron Gibson. Seamus Coleman captured the U21 Award as Lanre Oyebanjo was crowned the U19 Player of the year. Gary Twigg of Shamrock Rovers was named Airtricity League player of the year.

The FAI International Player of the Year Award winners are:
 
Senior International Player of the Year: Robbie Keane - Tottenham Hotspur
 
Senior Women's International Player of the Year: Niamh Fahey - Arsenal
 
International Goal of the Year: Robbie Keane - Tottenham Hotspur France v Rep of Ireland, 18 November 2009
 
Young International Player of the Year: Darron Gibson - Manchester United
 
Under-21 International Player of the Year: Seamus Coleman - Everton
 
Airtricity League Player of the Year: Gary Twigg - Shamrock Rovers
 
Under-19 International Player of the Year: Lanre Oyebanjo - Histon FC
 
Under-17 International Player of the Year: Stephen McDonnell - Dundalk FC
 
Under-16 International Player of the Year: John O'Sullivan - Blackburn Rovers
 
Under-19 Women's International Player of the Year: Julienne Russell - Salthill Devon
 
Under-17 Women's International Player of the Year: Dora Gorman - Salthill Devon
 
Intermediate Player of the Year: Ken Hoey - Rockmount
 
Junior International Player of the Year: Wayne Fitzgerald - Carrick United
 
FAI Schools International Player of the Year: Shane Howard - Colaiste Eoin, Hacketstown, Carlow
 
Football For All International Player of the Year: Luke Evans - CP Squad
 
Hall of Fame Award:  Ray Treacy
 
Special Merit Award: Olivia O'Toole
 
International Personality of the Year Award: Riccardo Villa

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