(Reuters) – Manchester Metropolis’s Ruben Dias and Phil Foden have been named the Premier League’s finest participant and finest younger participant of the season on Saturday, whereas Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola was named Supervisor of the Season for a 3rd time.
Defender Dias turns into the second Portuguese to obtain the honour after former Manchester United ahead Cristiano Ronaldo.
Centre again Dias was additionally named England’s Footballer of the Yr within the annual vote of the Soccer Writers’ Affiliation final month following an outstanding debut marketing campaign after his transfer from Benfica final yr.
Dias performed a key position in delivering Metropolis’s third Premier League title in 4 years in addition to the League Cup, and helped his aspect the Champions League closing.
The 24-year-old was additionally named within the Skilled Footballers’ Affiliation (PFA) Staff of the Yr.
Dias is the fourth defender to be voted Participant of the Season by the general public, the captains of the 20 Premier League golf equipment and a panel of consultants after Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic, former Metropolis captain Vincent Kompany and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
Different nominees for the award this season included Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Mason Mount, Mohamed Salah and Tomas Soucek.
Foden made 28 appearances for Metropolis, ending with 9 objectives and 5 assists to earn a spot in England’s European Championship squad.
The 21-year-old midfielder has additionally been nominated for the PFA males’s Participant of the Yr alongside Dias, in addition to for the Younger Participant of the Yr award, with the winners set to be introduced on Sunday.
Guardiola gained the supervisor’s award in 2017-18 and once more in 2018-19 when he led Metropolis to consecutive league titles.
Underneath the Spaniard, Metropolis conceded the fewest objectives (32) this season and saved clear sheets in half of their video games (19) to complete 12 factors away from second-placed United.
Guardiola gained the award forward of fellow nominees Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United), David Moyes (West Ham United), Brendan Rodgers (Leicester Metropolis) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United).
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar and Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Hugh Lawson)