Erling Haaland, the prominent forward of Manchester City, has been designated as the recipient of the 2022/23 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Haaland, who was in contention for the accolade alongside his teammate Kevin De Bruyne, has emerged victorious over tough competition, including the esteemed Lionel Messi.
The announcement of this esteemed award took place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco this evening, adding a crowning touch to an exceptional week for the striker. Just this past Tuesday, he was bestowed with the PFA Players’ Player of the Year title.
Throughout the 2022/23 season, Haaland exhibited an extraordinary performance, culminating in securing the prestigious Treble of the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League.
He took the Premier League by storm, shattering the goal record previously held by Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole, with an astonishing 36 goals to his name.
Across all competitions, he struck an impressive total of 52 goals, marking the highest number of goals in all competitions by a player within a Premier League club.
Notably, Haaland’s prowess extended to European competitions as well, as he netted 12 goals, earning him the title of the top scorer in the Champions League for the past campaign. This feat also granted him the distinction of achieving the highest number of goals for an English club in a single Champions League season, a record shared with former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.