Bukayo Saka: Arsenal winger named England Men's Player of the year second time in a row

Bukayo Saka has been named England's Men Player of the Year for the second time in a row on his 22nd birthday as a gift to him.

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The Arsenal forward wins the England Men's Player of the Year award, yet again. Bukayo Saka just turned 22 yesterday, and on his birthday it was announced by the English Football Association that he has been England's best player for two consecutive years in a row.

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Saka received overwhelming support from the fans who voted him as England's best for the year 2022-23 season. Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane were the other two Englishmen fighting for the title.

Saka has made ten appearances for the England National team and in those appearances, he was able to score seven goals. His performance in the World Cup was also noteworthy as he contributed to the team by scoring three vital goals.

He even picked up a Player of the Match award in England's 6-2 victory over Iran in the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup. He even has a hat trick to his name against North Macedonia at the "Theater of Dreams", Old Trafford.

How he was presented with the Award

The award was presented as a surprise to him by his England teammate and good friend, James Maddison at St George's Park. Saka thought it to be his birthday present and was overwhelmed to know that he was named England's Men Player of the Year.

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BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Bukayo Saka of England poses for a photograph with the England 'Player of the Year' award alongside teammate James Maddison at St George's Park on September 05, 2023 in Burton upon Trent, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

This award also follows Saka's recent accolades of being PFA Young Player of the Season and named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

At this young age, Saka has managed to represent his senior national team for an impressive 28 times, and is now getting ready to add to this tally in the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers against Ukraine in Wroclaw and Scotland in Glasgow.

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