Erling Haaland named Premier League Player of the Season

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Manchester City star Erling Haaland has been named the Premier League Player of the Season to cap a record-breaking debut season.

Haaland played a key role as Manchester City won a fifth Premier League title in six years, scoring 36 goals, breaking the previous record of 34 for a single Premier League season set by Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer in 42-match Premier League campaigns.

Haaland becomes the third successive Man City player, and fourth overall, to claim the accolade, after Kevin De Bruyne in 2019/20 and 2021/22, while Ruben Dias took the honour in 2020/21. Vincent Kompany was the first, in 2011/12.

He wins the award after the public vote was combined with those of the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts.

Haaland beat seven other nominees to the prize in De Bruyne, Harry Kane, Martin Odegaard, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Kieran Trippier.