Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been voted the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year.
City disclosed this in a statement released on their website.
Haaland has enjoyed a brilliant debut season with City, scoring 51 goals in all competitions to help Pep Guardiola’s side top the Premier League.
He has also helped them reach the FA Cup final as well as the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The 22-year-old received 82 per cent of the FWA vote, ahead of Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard.
Haaland will receive his award at the FWA Footballer of the Year 75th anniversary dinner in London on May 25.
On the award, Haaland said:“To win the Football Writers’ Award in my first season in English football is an honour. I try every single day to be the best I can be, and to be recognised like this means a lot to me.
“I have loved my time at City so far – my teammates are incredible, and they provide me with the chances to score goals. I want to thank all of them, because I could not have won this award without them.
“I also owe so much to Pep and the team behind the team here at City. Everybody has been so good to me since I joined and I have never worked with such top professionals.
“Thank you to everyone who voted for me. It’s a real honour to have won this award. I am now focused on ensuring I finish the season as strongly as possible and helping City win trophies.”
Meanwhile, Haaland has also been named the Premier League Player of the Month for April.
City are back in action on Sunday when they head to Everton looking to maintain their one-point lead at the top of the table.
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