ERLING HAALAND has been crowned UEFA Player of the Year 22/23
Erling Halland , a 22 years of age who is a Norwegian and a player for Manchester City in the English Premier League has achieved one of his biggest dream in his football career following a massive success and performance for club and country.
Haaland could not stop scoring in his first season at City, with an impressive 12 in the Champions League – four more than his nearest challenger, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah – and became only the third player to score five in a game. He added a record-breaking 36 in the Premier League, a tally that included four hat-tricks.
The Norwegian star also became the youngest and quickest player to make it to 35 Champions League goals in total, and picked up his – and his club’s – first winners’ medal in the competition to go with the ones he collected as City won the domestic double.
ERLING HALLAND WITH HIS UEFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
2022/23 in numbers
UEFA Champions winner, Premier League winner, FA Cup winner
UEFA Champions League
Player of the Match awards: 1
Erling Haaland: Every Champions League goal of 2022/23
Top three performances
Manchester City 7-0 Leipzig
Haaland ran riot in Man City’s round of 16 second leg, becoming only the third man to score five goals in a single Champions League match after Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano.
Man City 3-0 Bayern München
Man City blew Bayern away in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Haaland in inspired form. He set up a headed finish for Bernardo Silva with a delicious cross and then scored a cool close-range volley.
1st leg highlights: Man City 3-0 Bayern
Manchester City 6-3 Manchester United
Haaland’s first season in Manchester brought six hat-tricks, including one in his first local derby. The Norwegian became the first player to score three successive Premier League home trebles before setting up Phil Foden – who also scored three – for City’s sixth.