Bukayo Saka Wins England Men's Player of the Year for Second Time
Bukayo Saka, the talented forward from Arsenal, has earned the prestigious title of England Men's Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, as announced by the English Football Association on Tuesday.
This recognition comes after an outstanding 2022-23 season in which Saka, at the age of 22, captured the hearts of fans and stood out as the top performer. He secured this accolade with the support of England's football enthusiasts, surpassing the likes of midfielder Jude Bellingham and striker Harry Kane, who claimed second and third place in the voting, respectively.
Saka's contributions to the England national team over the past year have been nothing short of remarkable. Since making his debut in October 2020, he has consistently impressed, netting an impressive seven goals in just ten appearances for England during the last 12 months, a feat that includes his remarkable performance at the 2022 World Cup.
Notably, Saka's talent shone brightly during England's opening match in Qatar, where they triumphed 6-2 against Iran, with Saka earning the title of Player of the Match. He continued to excel in crucial victories over Ukraine and North Macedonia in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, with the latter match being particularly memorable as it marked his first career hat-trick.
To add to his growing list of accolades, Bukayo Saka was also recently honored as the PFA Young Player of the Season and was rightfully included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
As we look forward to September, the English Football Association will unveil the England Women's Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season.