Erling Haaland is the PFA Player of the year

August 30, 2023
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Erling Haaland has been named Men’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year after his record-breaking season with Manchester City.

Erling Haaland is the PFA Player of the year

Peers praised the Norwegian striker for his amazing 52 goals last season, which helped City win the triple.

Haaland accepted the award at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester. He claimed the award beating out the competition from Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne and his teammate John Stones. He beat the PL rivals Bukayo Saka and Martin Odeegard. Kane is the Premier League’s second-highest scorer behind the Norwegian.

Erling Haaland scored 36 goals in his inaugural Premier League season, shattering Andy Cole and Alan Shearer’s long-standing record of 34 goals in the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons, when there were 42 games instead of 38.

He also led the Champions League scoring with 12 goals as City won the competition for the first time in their history. In addition, he assisted the Cityzens in winning the FA Cup and became only the second team in English football to accomplish the treble.

Haaland, 22, was also nominated for Men’s PFA Players’ Young Player of the Year, but fell short to Saka. The pair were named to the Premier League Team of the Year, alongside Odegaard, Kane, and De Bruyne.

Last season, the City striker averaged one goal every 77 minutes in the Premier League.

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