Phil Foden named as PFA Young Player of the Season
By Ric Turner, Mon 13 June 2022 08:37
City star wins award for second year in a row
Phil Foden has been named as the PFA Young Player of the Season for the second year in a row, it was announced on Thursday.
The 22 year old scored nine goals and made five assists as the Bues clinched their fourth title in five seasons. Foden was selected by his fellow professionals ahead of Connor Gallagher, Reece James, Jacob Ramsey, Buyako Saka and Emile Smth Rowe.
"I'm really honoured to be honest, especially to win it back-to-back, it shows that I've come a long way this year with the consistency of my game, and I'm really pleased to win it again," Foden said.
"All the best players in the world have got to show consistency and keep performing at the higher level, and this year I've just tried to do that and try and help my team as much as possible - I've been really happy with my performances this year.
"Hopefully I can win the main award in the future, but it's all about taking small steps and improving. I always love winning individual awards, it's just nice to look at and see how far you've come so, yeah, I'm really pleased."
City, meanwhile, had three players in the PFA team of the season, with Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne all named in the XI.