Man City star Phil Foden wins the PFA Young Player of the Year award

Manchester City starlet Phil Foden beats five other Premier League stars to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award after title-winning season

  • Phil Foden has been crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year for 2020/21
  • The 21-year-old played 28 times as Manchester City won the Premier League 
  •  He beat five other English Premier League stars to clinch the prestigious award 

Phil Foden has been named young player of the year by the Professional Footballers’ Association.

The Manchester City and England forward had been nominated for both player of the year and young player of the year awards.

The 21-year-old scored 16 goals in 50 appearances for City in all competitions this season as Pep Guardiola’s side won the Premier League and Carabao Cup, and reached the Champions League final.

‘I’m really honoured. There have been some great players in the past that have won it and I feel really lucky to win it because there have been so many great young talents this year. It’s a special moment,’ Foden said in a PFA video.

Foden saw off competition from last year’s winner Trent Alexander-Arnold, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and Mason Mount to win the award. 

Meanwhile, Manchester City forward Lauren Hemp won the young women’s player of the year award for the second successive season and for the third time in her career.

Phil Foden beat five other English stars to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award

It comes after a successful season in which Manchester City reclaimed the Premier League

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