Published: 11:59, May 13, 2023 | Updated: 12:10, May 13, 2023
Haaland, Kerr win FWA's player of the year awards
By Reuters

Manchester City's Norwegian striker Erling Haaland reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 9, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)

Manchester City's Erling Haaland has been named the Football Writers' Association's men's player of the year, while Chelsea's Sam Kerr won the women's award, it was announced on Friday.

Norway international Haaland, who has scored a record 51 goals in all competitions for City this campaign, triumphed with 72 percent of the votes – the biggest margin since the Premier League began.

Haaland and Kerr will receive their awards at a ceremony on May 25

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka came second among the votes followed by his team mate Martin Odegaard.

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In the women's game, Australia international Kerr became the first player to win consecutive awards after she bagged twice as many votes as Aston Villa's Rachel Daly. Chelsea's Lauren James came third.

Haaland and Kerr will receive their awards at a ceremony on May 25.

Australia’s Sam Kerr fights for the ball during the 2023 Cup of Nations women’s football match between Australia and Spain in Sydney on Feb 19, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)

Haaland's City are top of the Premier League table by one point with four games remaining, while Kerr's Chelsea are second in the Women's Super League standings.