Erling Haaland is one of three members of Manchester City’s 2022-23 treble-winning team to be nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year award.
The 23-year-old Norway striker was a sensation in his debut season in English football, scoring 52 goals in all competitions as Pep Guardiola’s side won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
Haaland is joined on the six-man shortlist by Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and England international John Stones.
Arsenal were City’s closest challengers in the Premier League last term and two of their star performers, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard, are also on the list.
The only player on the list from outside the Premier League’s top two in 2022-23 is Harry Kane, then of Tottenham Hotspur now Bayern Munich, the one bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season for the north London club.
The winner will be announced on August 29 when the PFA will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its awards ceremony. The PFA awards are voted for by members from England’s 92 Premier League and Football League clubs.
Saka and Haaland are also nominated for the Young Player of the Year alongside Chelsea new boy Moises Caicedo, Brighton's Evan Ferguson, Aston Villa's Jacob Ramsey and Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli.
Meanwhile, Haaland is also on the three-man shortlist for the Uefa Men's Player of the Year. He's joined on the list by teammate De Bruyne and Inter Miami's Lionel Messi, formerly of Paris Saint-Germain. The winner will be announced at the 2023-24 Uefa Champions League group stage draw, which will take place on August 31 in Monaco.
Guardiola is nominated for the Uefa Men's Coach of the Year, alongside Inter Milan manager Simone Inzaghi and former Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti
To see why each player was nominated for the main PFA award, simply scroll through the gallery at the top of the page.