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Haaland wins PFA men’s Player of the year award

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Record-breaking Manchester City forward, Erling Haaland, has won the PFA men’s Player of the Year award with Arsenal Bukayo Saka, voted Young Player of the Year.

Haaland, who was previously given the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year in May, lighted up the premier league with his mastery in goal scoring.

In his debut season, he broke the record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season, and also matched Thierry Henry’s record of most goals and assist in a 38 game Premier League season (44G/A).

He said: “It’s an honor to win this prestigious award.”

The Norwegian joined city from Dortmund for a deal valued at £51.2m in June 2022, wining the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League last season.

Haaland added: “It was an unforgettable season for the team and for me personally.

Rachel Daly, Erling Haaland and Bukayo Saka

“Winning the Treble was something I never imagined, so to achieve that with such a special group of players was an amazing feeling.

“We created some incredible memories last season, but now we want to do the same again this year. We have started the season well and we need to keep going.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal star Saka picked up the young player prize, the England winger scored 14 goals and contributed 11 assists in his finest season for the Gunners.

The 21-year-old beat fellow nominees, Moises Caicedo, who recently joined Chelsea from Brighton, Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey, Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli and Brighton striker Evan Ferguson.

Aston Villa striker, Rachel Daly, won the PFA women’s Player of the Year award, while Chelsea’s Lauren James was named Young Player of the Year.

PFA Team of the Year: Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), William Saliba (Arsenal), Ruben Dias (Man City), John Stones (Man City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Rodri (Man City), Martin Odegaard (Arsenal), Kevin de Bruyne (Man City), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Erling Haaland (Arsenal).

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