Manchester City’s Erling Haaland named Premier League Player of the Season

Erling Haaland was named the Premier League's Player of the Season after a record-breaking debut campaign.
Erling Haaland now has new fixtures to score more goals (Image - Premier League)
Erling Haaland now has new fixtures to score more goals (Image - Premier League)

Erling Haaland scored 36 goals this season. He broke the previous record of 34 in a single campaign shared by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer that had stood for three decades. Erling Haaland was named the Premier League Player of the Season on Saturday after a record-breaking debut campaign as Manchester City claimed their third straight Premier League title. The 22-year-old was also voted the league's best young player. He became the first person to win both awards in the same season.

Haaland has scored 36 goals in 35 games this season. Haaland will have the chance to add another goal to his Premier League tally on Sunday. Manchester City will visit Brentford for their final game of the season on Sunday. The Norwegian was voted by the public, the captains of the clubs, and a panel of soccer experts. City players have now won the award for four seasons running, with Kevin De Bruyne taking the honour in 2019-20 and 2021-22 and Ruben Dias in 2020-21.

Haaland with the Premier League Trophy
Image – Twitter

"I am honoured to have become the first player to win both awards in the same season," Haaland said. "It has been an incredible first season in the Premier League. Lifting the trophy last weekend in front of our fans at the Etihad was a very special moment for me."

Haaland competed with De Bruyne, Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard, Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier for the Premier League Player of the Season award. He was also named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year after claiming a record 82% of the votes.

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