Kuala Lumpur, Dec 8 (UNI) Australian Jamie Dwyer and Argentine Luciana Aymar were today declared man and woman World Hockey Players of the Year.
Dwyer won the World Hockey Player of the year award for the second time in his career. He was crowned the best hockey player in the world in 2004. He had earlier won it in 2002. Dwyer took over the title from Dutch ace Teun de Nooijer.
For Aymar it was her fourth World Hockey Player of the Year award after she won the title in 2001, 2004 and 2005.
The 30-years-old captain of the World Hockey All Star team took over the title from Dutch Minke Booij, who claimed the 2006 World Hockey Player of the Year award. Aymar travelled all the way from her home city Buenos Aires, Argentina to Kuala Lumpur, for the ceremony.
The awards were presented by FIH President Els van Breda Vriesman.
The votes were cast by all the players of the world's best hockey nations.