Jodie Taylor was named England's player of the year at the Football Association's Women's Football Awards on Friday.
Taylor took the prize after an impressive Euro 2017 campaign in which she finished as the tournament's Golden Boot winner with five goals, and dedicated her award to the staff and team-mates she works with as an England player.
The 31-year-old did not make her England debut until 2014, immediately after current boss Mark Sampson took charge.
She said of her award: "It was worth the wait. It took a long time to get here. It's better late than never."
The awards dinner at the Grosvenor House hotel in London also saw recognition for the stars of the Women's Super League, following the recent Spring Series.
Arsenal's England vice-captain Jordan Nobbs took the WSL Players' Player of the Year award, with the midfielder saying it was "a very proud moment".