Newcastle skipper Coloccini named North East Player of Year

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has been named North East Player of the Year.

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has been named North East Player of the Year.

The 29-year-old Argentinian beat off competition from team-mate Cheick Tiote and Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley to claim the prize.

Middlesbrough's England Under-21 international Joe Bennett topped the vote in the Young Player of the Year category.

The pair will be presented with their trophies at the north-east Football Writers' Association's annual dinner at the Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, on Sunday, November 27.

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