Erling Haaland named men’s FWA Player of the Season

Erling Haaland has received The Football Writers’ Association’s men’s Player of the Season award.

The Football Writers’ Association’s award is of huge prestige in the United Kingdom and is given the same importance as the Premier League’s player of the season award. FWA members from across the country come together to vote for the men’s and women’s player of the season.

Erling Haaland received a whopping 82 per cent of the vote, beating off competition from Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Kevin De Bruyne and Marcus Rashford, rounding out the top five.

He has also received Premier League’s Player of the Month award for April, having scored six goals and assisting twice in four matches.

The Norwegian has broken the record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League season having bagged 35 goals with four matches still remaining. He has also added 7 assists to go with it.

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Haaland has scored 51 goals for Manchester City across all competitions in his first season for the Blues since joining in the summer. He has spearheaded the charge for his team who are fighting to win a historical treble this season.

Manchester City are now the favourites to lift the Premier League title as they are a point clear of Arsenal in second, with a game in hand.

City are also the favourites going into the second leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League against Real Madrid. A treble is on the cards if they can also manage to overcome bitter rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final and one of the Milan clubs in the Champions League final, if they get there.

Erling Haaland will be pivotal in all their remaining matches and he will be hoping to swoop up all three possible trophies to round-off a successful first campaign with the club.