Arsenal star Bukayo Saka was named England Men’s Player of the Year for a second year in a row, the English Football Association announced.
Saka’s electrifying performances for the Three Lions throughout the 2022/2023 football season earned him the accolade, which is voted for by the public. He was voted the best player ahead of midfielder Jude Bellingham and striker Harry Kane, who were second and third, respectively.
He made his England debut in October 2020 and scored seven goals in 10 games over the last 12 months for England, including three goals at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
He was named player of the match during England’s opening 6-2 win against Iran in Qatar, as well as in the wins over Ukraine and North Macedonia in Euro 2024 qualifiers, the latter game included a first career hat-trick.
Saka, who was surprised with the news at England’s training base, St George’s Park, to mark his 22nd birthday, was recently named PFA Young Player of the Season and included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.