The Norwegian, member of Machester City, Erling Haaland was crowned both best player and best young player of the year in the Premier League during the same season on Saturday, a first in the history of the Premier League. soccer.
Author of a new record for the competition, with 36 goals in a season, the 22-year-old player was one of the main architects of the coronation of Man City, the third in a row.
Quoted in a club statement, the striker said he was honored “to have become the first player to win both awards in the same season – thank you to everyone who voted for me”.
“It’s been an incredible first season in the Premier League and lifting the trophy last weekend in front of our fans at the Etihad was a very special moment for me,” added Haaland.
The Norwegian, who was also voted Player of the Year by journalists this week, has scored 52 goals in all competitions as City are still in the hunt for a possible treble. Pep Guardiola’s men will face Manchester United in the FA Cup final on June 3 and then Inter Milan in the Champions League final on June 10.