Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been named the 2022/23 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year. The Norwegian striker, who was nominated alongside fellow Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, also beat off competition from former Barcelona and PSG star Lionel Messi.
The award was revealed at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Thursday evening and caps a brilliant week for the forward, who was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Haaland was on fire in Europe too, scoring 12 goals, which made him top scorer in the Champions League this past campaign. That tally also meant he enjoyed the honour of most goals for an English club in a single Champions League season, alongside former Man Utd striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Haaland enjoyed a phenomenal 2022/23 season that culminated in the illustrious Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League. He took the Premier League by storm beating the goal record set by Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole, by firing home a remarkable 36. He also hit 52 across all competitions – the most goals in all competitions by a player at a Premier League club.