Erling Haaland picks up Premier League Player And Young Player awards

On Saturday, Erling Haaland made history by being the first person to win the Premier League Player and Young Player of the Year honors in the same year. 

The 22-year-old needed 35 games to help Manchester City win the championship by scoring 36 goals in one season, a new Premier League record.

“I am honored to have become the first player to win both awards in the same season – thank you to everyone who voted for me,” said Haaland in a City statement.

“It has been an incredible first season in the Premier League, and lifting the trophy last weekend in front of our fans at the Etihad was an extraordinary moment for me.”

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The Norwegian has 52 goals across all competitions as City inches closer to a treble. He was also voted the football writers’ player of the year this week.

Next month, Pep Guardiola’s team will play Inter Milan in the Champions League final and Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

“These awards would not have been possible without my amazing teammates, the manager, and all of the staff at the club who help me perform on the pitch,” added Haaland. “Now we have two more finals to go, and we want to finish the season strong.”