Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland, 22, has been voted Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year for 2022/23 following an excellent debut season in England.
Haaland has scored up to 51 goals and won 82 percent of the FWA vote, which gave him the victory since the Premier League competition began, Daily Mail reported on Friday.
Bukayo Saka from Arsenal finished as runner-up, while his Gunners team-mate, Martin Odegaard, was third.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne finished fourth, with Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford fifth. In total, 19 players received votes.
To win the Football Writers’ Award in my first season in English football is an honour. I try every single day to be the best I can be and to be recognised like this means a lot to me.
I have loved my time at City so far. My teammates are incredible, and they provide me with the chance to score goals.Haaland said on receiving the award
Earling Haaland broke the all-time single-season goalscorer in the Premier League by sensation debut campaign of 35 goals in 32 games thus far.
On the other side, Chelsea striker Sam Kerr became the first back-to-back winner of the Women’s Footballer of the Year.
The Australia international gained twice as many votes as Aston Villa’s Rachel Daly, who finished in second place while Kerr’s teammate Lauren James was third.
The FWA confirmed that both Haaland and Kerr will receive their awards on May 25.