Haaland and Bonmati won the UEFA Player of the Year

Ivy Sarkar

UEFA announced its Men’s and Women’s, UEFA Player of the Year for 2023 at the 2023/24 Champions League group-stage draw ceremony.

Lionel Messi was once again in the running for the men’s prize after inspiring Argentina to World Cup glory and collecting another Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain

Erling Haaland, who won the UEFA Player of the Year award on Thursday, has joined the list of elite footballers who have reached this feat in previous years.

The Manchester City striker was voted ahead of Kevin de Bruyne and Lionel Messi. Haaland helped his Manchester City side achieve a treble victory, scoring 52 goals in 53 games.

Alexia Putellas’ two-year reign as the women’s winner came to an end, but a fellow Spanish World Cup winner succeeded her.

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