Matildas captain Sam Kerr has been honoured again for her remarkable English season as the Professional Footballers' Association women's player of the year.
Sam Kerr has been honoured for her remarkable season with another major award, voted by the Matildas star'S fellow English soccer professionals as the women's player of the year.
Professional Footballers' Association Awards
- Matildas captain Sam Kerr was voted PFA player's player of the year.
- The award capped a lauded season, which also saw Kerr pick up the WSL golden boot.
- Liverpool FC's Mo Salah picked up the men's player's player of the year.
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Kerr, already the Golden Boot winner as the Women's Super League top scorer and voted player of the year by the Football Writers' Association, was thrilled to learn on Thursday that she'd now been saluted by the Professional Footballers' Association.
"It's a massive honour I think, whenever you're voted by your peers," said Kerr, who was also voted into the team of the year along with three of her Chelsea teammates.
"I think that's the highest honour as a player so, it's an amazing feeling."
Kerr scored 20 goals in the league to defend her Golden Boot title and was the star performer while inspiring Emma Hayes' team to the domestic league and Women's FA Cup double.
She scored two dazzling goals in the final league game of the season against Manchester United to shoot Chelsea to the title before grabbing another brace in the FA Cup final win over Manchester City.
She was voted ahead of her shortlisted Chelsea teammate Pernille Harder, the Arsenal pair of Vivianne Miedema and Kim Little, and Manchester City duo Alex Greenwood and Lauren Hemp.
🏆 The PFA Playersâ€™ Player of the Year 2022 | @samkerr1— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) June 9, 2022
👏👏👏 @ChelseaFCW @TheMatildas #PFAawards #POTY 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/G8sw7jmIxC
Meanwhile, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was voted winner of the equivalent PFA men's award, while Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden retained the title of young player of the year.
City's Hemp won the women's young player of the year honour for a third consecutive season.
Salah topped the poll ahead of Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who had won for the previous two years and again spearheaded the Manchester City team which claimed the Premier League title.
🏆 The PFA Playersâ€™ Player of the Year 2022 | @MoSalah— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) June 9, 2022
🙌🙌🙌 @LFC @Pharaohs #PFAawards #POTY 🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/I8eNZ9wcNP
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham striker Harry Kane had also made the shortlist, along with Salah's Liverpool teammates Virgil Van Dijk and Sadio Mane.
Salah takes the PFA player of the year trophy for a second time, having previously won in 2018.
PFA WSL Team of the Year: Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea); Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Ona Batlle (Manchester United), Millie Bright (Chelsea); Kim Little (Arsenal), Caroline Weir (Manchester City), Guro Reiten (Chelsea); Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Sam Kerr (Chelsea), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal).
âš½ï¸ The PFA WSL Team of the Year!— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) June 9, 2022
🏴 Kim Little
🇳🇱 @VivianneMiedema #PFAawards | #TOTY pic.twitter.com/6Hx8vVGQrp
PFA Premier League Men's Team of the Year: Alisson (Liverpool); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Joao Cancelo (Manchester City); Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City); Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).
âš½ï¸ The PFA Premier League Team of the Year!— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) June 9, 2022
🇵🇹 JoÃ£o Cancelo
🇸🇳 Sadio ManÃ©#PFAawards | #TOTY pic.twitter.com/x1MPQBOHrF
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