A huge congratulations to Manchester City’s Phil Foden who takes home his second PFA Young Player Of The Year award in a row!
An instrumental part of City’s title winning side, Foden’s 2022 trophy makes him the sixth player to join the exclusive club of PFA members who have won the PFA Young Player Of The Year award twice. Like Foden, Ryan Giggs, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney and Dele Alli all won the award back-to-back, while his club teammate Lauren Hemp is the only person to have won the award three-times in a row, and four times overall.
At just 21 years old, Foden has now won four titles with City and holds a Guinness World Record for youngest player to win the Premier League after taking the title with City in 2018. Named the Premier League’s Young Player of the Season last month, Foden was City’s fourth highest goal scorer this season, netting nine in the league, three in the Champions League and one each during City’s FA and EFL cup campaigns.
One of England’s brightest stars, Foden has become one of the most versatile players at the Etihad and the crucial winners he scored against Brentford and Everton prove just how influential he can be for both club and country.
Receiving the award for the second time, Foden said: “I'm really honoured to be honest, especially to win it back-to-back, it shows that I've come a long way this year with the consistency of my game, and I’m really pleased to win it again. All the best players in the world have got to show consistency and keep performing at the higher level, and this year I've just tried to do that and try and help my team as much as possible - I’ve been really happy with my performances this year. Hopefully I can win the main award in the future, but it’s all about taking small steps and improving. I always love winning individual awards, it’s just nice to look at and see how far you've come so, yeah, I’m really pleased.
From all at the PFA, congratulations Phil!