Steven Gerrard spoke of his pride at being voted the Football Association's England player of the year for a second time but stressed his frustration at not winning an honour with his country.

The midfielder received the award from the Three Lions' record goalscorer Sir Bobby Charlton at the inaugural FA England awards ceremony at St George's Park on Sunday night, finishing ahead of runner-up Danny Welbeck and third placed Ashley Cole.

The Liverpool star joins Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney in lifting the award twice after his 2007 win.

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Gerrard enjoyed his best tournament with England at Euro 2012

"The award means a lot to me when you look at the quality and standard of players in this squad," Gerrard said.

"It's always a proud feeling to play for this team and the manager believing in me and giving me the captaincy was a huge lift for my personal confidence.

"I think I've shown a level of consistency that maybe I haven't shown in previous years so it's been a good year.

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    England's Steven Gerrard (left) and Stephanie Houghton With their respective Senior Men's and Women's Player of the Year Awards during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England manager Roy Hodgson during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Jordan Henderson after being awarded the Men's Under-21 Player of the Year during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Jordan Henderson after being awarded the Men's Under-21 Player of the Year during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England and Team GB Blind Team's David Clarke with his Lifetime Acheivement Award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Stephanie Houghton with her Senior Women's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Stephanie Houghton after being named Senior Women's Player of the Year during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Jordan Henderson with his Men's Under-21 Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Toni Duggan with her Women's U23 Player of the Year Award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Steven Gerrard with his Senior Men's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Stephanie Houghton after being named Senior Women's Player of the Year during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Alex Greenwood with her Women's Youth Player of the Year Award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Stephanie Houghton with her Senior Women's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Steven Gerrard after being named Senior Men's Player of the Year during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Casey Stoney collects the Club England Team of the Year award on behalf of England Women during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Jordan Henderson with his Men's Under-21 Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England's Steven Gerrard after being named Senior Men's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    PFA Chairman Gordon Taylor arrives for during the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    England and Chelsea footballer Frank Lampard arrives for the FA England Awards at The Hilton, St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent.

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Jamie Turley poses with the England C Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Alex Greenwood poses with the Women's Youth Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Toni Duggan poses with the Women's Under 23 Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Toni Duggan poses with the Women's Under 23 Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Imbrahima Diallo poses with the Disability Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Alex Greenwood poses with the Women's Youth Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

  • The FA England Awards 2013

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Imbrahima Diallo poses with the Disability Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Nathanial Chalobah poses with the Men's Youth Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Paralympian Sarah Storey poses with Imbrahima Diallo winner of the Disability Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Steven Gerrard poses with the Senior Men's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Jordan Henderson poses with the Men's Under 21 Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Jordan Henderson poses with the Men's Under 21 Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Stephanie Houghton poses with the Senior Women's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, David Clarke of England and Team GB Blind team poses with his Lifetime Achievement award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

  • The FA England Awards 2013

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, David Clarke of England and Team GB Blind team poses with his Lifetime Achievement award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

  • The FA England Awards 2013

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Nathanial Chalobah poses with the Men's Youth Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

  • The FA England Awards 2013

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, David Clarke of England and Team GB Blind team poses with his Lifetime Achievement award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Steven Gerrard (front row, middle) the Senior Men's Player of the Year poses with fellow award winners during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Steven Gerrard receives the Senior Men's Player of the Year award from Sir Bobby Charlton and England manager Roy Hodgson (R) during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

  • The FA England Awards 2013

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Jordan Henderson poses with the Men's Under 21 Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

  • The FA England Awards 2013

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Steven Gerrard poses with the Senior Men's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Steven Gerrard talks to Ray Stubbs and Rebecca Lowe after receiving the Senior Men's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, England manager Roy Hodgson applauds as Steven Gerrard receives the Senior Men's Player of the Year award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

  • The FA England Awards 2013

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, David Clarke of England and Team GB Blind team poses with his Lifetime Achievement award during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

  • The FA England Awards 2013

    BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: In this handout image provided by The FA, Steven Gerrard receives the Senior Men's Player of the Year award from Sir Bobby Charlton during the FA England Awards 2013 at St. George's Park on February 3, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

"But the most important thing for me is achieving stuff with the team and unfortunately we lost out on penalties again in Euro 2012 and that's the reason I stayed around.

Gerrard, after showcasing mediocrity at previous tournaments, was England's outstanding performer at Euro 2012 and he also won his 100th cap in the friendly against Sweden in Stockholm in November.

More than 180,000 votes were cast by supporters on TheFA.com web-site - a record for the player poll since David Beckham was crowned in 2003.

Left-back Stephanie Houghton was voted the England women player of the year.

Houghton was a star performer for Team GB during the Olympic Games and scored the winner against Brazil.