Sunday, June 26

Mo Salah pips Son Heung-min to PFA Award

Liverpool‘s Mohamed Salah and Chelsea’s Sam Kerr have won the men’s and women’s PFA players’ player of the year awards.

Both were top scorers in their respective leagues, the Premier League and Women’s Super League.

Manchester City’s Phil Foden, 22, won the young player of the year award for the second consecutive season.

Lauren Hemp, 21, who plays for City in the WSL, was named the young player of the season for a record-breaking fourth season in a row.

That makes the England international the most decorated PFA award winner ever across all categories.

Egypt’s 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 23 Premier League goals, level with Son Heung-min, as Liverpool missed out on the title by one point to City. He also provided 13 assists in the league – and won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

Chelsea’s Kerr is the first Australian to win the a senior player award after scoring 20 WSL goals and helping the Blues to the Double.

Foden – who helped 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.

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.

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