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.
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.
Her individual brilliance saw her make history as the first to score in the inaugural Asian event and later scooped the top-scorer awards of the Women’s FA Cup and Championship, with 23 goals in 12 games.
She has now won the accolade in back-to-back seasons, having claimed it in her debut campaign 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 a first Chinese title since 2009, as they celebrated a domestic treble, including the Women’s FA Cup and Super Cup.