Erling Haaland named as FWA Footballer of the Year

By Ric Turner, Fri 12 May 2023 15:40

Erling Haaland named as FWA Footballer of the YearNorwegian striker receives accolade in debut season for the club

Erling Haaland has been named as the Footballer of the Year for the 2022/23 season by the Football Writers' Assocation.

The Norwegian striker has scored an incredible 51 goals in his debut season for the Blues, including a record-breaking 35 in the Premier League.

Haaland received an unprecedented 82% of the vote, with Buyako Saka and Martin Odegaard in second and third place resepectively.

“To win the Football Writers’ Award in my first season in English football is an honour,” Haaland said. “I try every single day to be the best I can be, and to be recognised like this means a lot to me.

“I have loved my time at City so far – my teammates are incredible, and they provide me with the chances to score goals. I want to thank all of them, because I could not have won this award without them.

“I also owe so much to Pep and the team behind the team here at City. Everybody has been so good to me since I joined and I have never worked with such top professionals.

“Thank you to everyone who voted for me. It’s a real honour to have won this award. I am now focused on ensuring I finish the season as strongly as possible and helping City win trophies.”