Who is the 2022/23 Premier League Player of the Season?
The Premier League body has officially announced the winner of the 2022/23 Player of the Season award.
Manchester City's forward player, Erling Haaland was named the winner of the award as expected by football fans around the world. The Norwegian joined the back-to-back Premier League Champions during the 2022 summer transfer window from Borussia Dortmund for £65 million.
Haaland was a key part of City winning the league title for the fifth time in six years, scoring 36 goals, breaking the record of 34 for a single Premier League season set by Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer in 42-match Premier League games. The Norwegian is also the first player in the Premier League to score hat-tricks in three successive home matches, and the first Man City player to score a Manchester derby hat-trick since 1970.
Haaland becomes the third successive Man City player, and fourth overall, after Kevin De Bruyne in 2019/20 and 2021/22, while Ruben Dias took the honour in 2020/21. Vincent Kompany is the first, in 2011/12. He won the award at the expense of his teammate, Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane, Martin Odegaard, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Trippier.