Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s top scorer, began reaping the fruits of his brilliance in his first season in the English Premier League, as he won the Player of the Year award in the season (2022-2023) presented by the Football Writers Association in England.
Haaland (22 years old) swept 14 players who competed with him for the award, as he obtained 82 percent of the 800 football writers in England.
And Haaland became the owner of the highest percentage of votes for the prestigious award in the era of the English Premier League, ahead of Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Martin Odregaard, as they achieved second and third places, respectively.
Haaland dazzled everyone with his abundance of goals in his first season with City, aspiring to crown a historic treble.
Haaland has scored 51 goals so far in all competitions, including 35 goals in the English Premier League, which is the largest goal tally for a player in one season.
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The Norwegian scorer played a prominent role in coach Pep Guardiola’s team leading the league, one point ahead of Arsenal, with four rounds remaining, and City have a postponed match.
Haaland will receive the award on May 22, with Australian Sam Kerr, the Chelsea player, who won the title of best player from the League.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne was fourth, while Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford was fifth.
Haaland was not satisfied with the Player of the Year award from the English Premier League Writers Association, but also today won the April Player of the Month award in the English Premier League, beating his colleague De Bruyne and the Newcastle United duo Alexander Isak, Callum Wilson, Diogo Jota, Liverpool striker, Dominic Solanke, Bournemouth player, and Olly Watkins striker. Aston Villa.
Next week, City will host Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final after a 1-1 draw in the first leg in the Spanish capital, and the FA Cup final will be played against rivals Manchester United on the third of next June.