Erling Haaland wins Premier League Player of the Season award

Manchester City star, Erling Haaland has won the Premier League ‘Player of the Season’ award after a record-breaking debut campaign.

The Premier League made the announcement on Saturday morning, May 27, 2023 via its official Twitter account.

“It had to be him! @ErlingHaaland is your @EASPORTSFIFA Player of the Season,” the tweet read.

Haaland is also the top scorer in the Premier League with 36 goals in 35 games this season, breaking the previous record of 34 in a single Premier League campaign shared by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer that had stood for nearly three decades.

The Norwegian was voted Player of the Season by the public, the captains of the 20 Premier League 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 saw off competition from 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.

He was also named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year after claiming a record 82% of the votes.