Premier League Reveals Seven Nominees for Player of the Season Award
The Premier League has announced the nominees for the 2023 Player of the Season award, with some of the league’s brightest stars vying for the prestigious title.
Among the seven nominees are Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland from Manchester City, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard from Arsenal, Marcus Rashford from Manchester United, Harry Kane from Tottenham and Kieran Trippier from Newcastle.
The Premier League made the announcement via its social media platforms on May 18, revealing that the winner will be chosen based on votes from fans, the media, and the players themselves.
Leading the pack is Kevin de Bruyne, who has been instrumental in Manchester City’s dominant performance this season. With 16 assists to his name and seven goals, the Belgian is a strong contender for the award.
Meanwhile, Erling Haaland, who recently joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund, has hit the ground running, netting an impressive 36 goals and setting himself as the top scorer in the Premier League.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane is also a notable nominee, with 27 goals to his name this season.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been a standout performer for the Gunners, scoring 13 goals and providing 11 assists in the Premier League, and his teammate Martin Odegaard has also made the cut with 15 goals and seven assists.
The Premier League tweeted: “Introducing your nominees for @EASPORTSFIFA Player of the Season! @KevinDeBruyne @ErlingHaaland @HKane @Martin Odegaard @MarcusRashford
Marcus Rashford has been Manchester United’s most prolific scorer this season with 16 goals, while Kieran Trippier has been impressive for Newcastle this season, contributing to their defensive efforts and netting a goal.
The Premier League Player of the Season award is considered one of the most prestigious individual awards in football, with past winners including Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, and Alan Shearer.
Fans and pundits alike will be eagerly anticipating the announcement of this year’s winner, which is expected to be made at the end of the Premier League season.
The announcement of the nominees has sparked debate among fans, with many expressing their opinions on social media about who they think deserves to win the coveted award.
As the Premier League season draws to a close, all eyes will be on these seven players as they battle it out for the Player of the Season title.