Monster Goal Scorer Holland Surpasses Messi to be Selected as UEFA Player of the Year

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) held an awards ceremony for players who played a big role in Europe last season at the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League group stage draw held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on the 1st (Korean time).

The biggest honor, the ‘Male Player of the Year’ award, went to ‘Monster’ Holland

who scored 52 goals in 53 official games last season. 

Holland was named ‘Player of the Year’ at the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) awards ceremony on the 30th of last month, and was again named the best player recognized by UEFA two days later.

Holland took the lead in helping Manchester City achieve a ‘treble’ last season

winning the Premier League 먹튀검증

the English Football Association (FA) Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.

In particular, he scored 36 goals (8 assists) in his debut season in the Premier League

setting a new record for the most goals scored in a single season, and also had a great season, scoring 12 goals (1 assist) in the Champions League.

Holland was selected as the winner of the UEFA Player of the Year vote with 352 points

beating Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain, current Inter Miami, 227 points) and teammate Kevin De Bruyne (225 points).

Meanwhile, coach Pep Guardiola, who led Manchester City’s treble

was named ‘Male Coach of the Year’ by UEFA.

The ‘Women’s Coach of the Year’ went to coach Sarina Wigman

who led the England women’s national team to victory in the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Football Championship.

‘Female Player of the Year’ was won by Anitana Bonmatti (Barcelona)

who helped Spain win the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The ‘UEFA President’s Award’ was received by legendary striker Miroslav Klose, who scored 71 goals in 137 games for the German national team.

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