Liverpool and Egypt star player Mohamed Salah have been named the PFA players’ player of the year, the former Chelsea man won the awards yesterday. He won the Golden Boot in 2021-22 as the top scorer in the Premier League alongside Tottenham star player Son Heung-min. Manchester City’s 22-year-old English forward Phil Foden won the young player of the year award for the second consecutive season.
Mohamed Salah and Foden Wins Big in EPL
The award to the Englishman makes him the England international the most decorated PFA award winner ever across all categories. Mohamed Salah becomes the sixth male player to win two PFA player of the year awards, after Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Gareth Bale and last year’s winner Kevin de Bruyne. Salah scored 24 Premier League goals, level with Son Heung-min, as Liverpool missed out on the title by one point to City.
He also provided 14 assists in the league – and won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup. Speaking on the award the African said: “I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I made sure I had space for one more.” He also said: “I always keep space and just try to imagine the trophies are going to come.”
Foden who helped Manchester City to the title – is the sixth player to win back-to-back young player awards after Ryan Giggs, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney, Dele Alli and Hemp, who has won four in a row. He said: “It’s an honour to get this again,” said Hemp, who won her first one as a 17-year-old in 2018. “I look to many of them [players] as role models so it’s an honour to be picked by them.”
Six of the Premier League team of the year came from Liverpool, with only three from champions City. Champions Chelsea provided four of the WSL team of the year.
2021/22 EPL Team of the Year
Premier League: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk (all Liverpool), Rudiger (Chelsea), Cancelo, De Bruyne (both Man City), Thiago (Liverpool), Silva (Man City), Mane (Liverpool), Ronaldo (Man Utd), Salah (Liverpoo)