Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association.
The 22-year-oldis the first player to win both awards in the same season since Andy Gray in 1977.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was second and Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes third in the senior award.
The winger said it was a big honour to be singled out by his fellow players.
“It is a special night,” he said. “It is amazing and a big honour for me to win trophies like this in the English Premier League. I am very proud.
“My colleagues have voted for me and that is fantastic because the players know the qualities of players.
“I want to keep working hard and getting better because these trophies have now given me more motivation.
“This great team has helped me because when the team wins it is easier for us all to play with more confidence.”
Fabregas was second and Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon, 20, third in the voting for the young player award.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Ronaldo, who joined United from Sporting Lisbon in August 2003.
“At this moment in time, I think he is the best player in the world and his season has been incredible,” he said.
PFA Premier League Team of the Year:
Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra (all Man Utd); Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo (all Man Utd) and Steven Gerrard (Liverpool); Didier Drogba (Chelsea) and Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham)