Haaland won 8 major awards in one year, and Cristiano Ronaldo won 3 awards after the first person The Golden Globe Award is not in suspense
At the UEFA Awards ceremony on Thursday, Haaland was named UEFA's European Player of the Year, meaning he became the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 to win the FWA, PFA Player of the Year and UEFA Player of the Year.
After helping Manchester City win the treble and sweep the Premier League and Champions League top scorer, Haaland's winning UEFA Player of the Year has almost lost any suspense. After being named UEFA's best player, Haaland became the first Manchester City, Norwegian and Nordic player to win the honour.
At the same time, Haaland became the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 to win the three awards of the Association of English Football Journalists (FWA), the Professional Footballers' Association of England (PFA) and UEFA European Player of the Year.
It is worth mentioning that Haaland also won the Premier League championship, the Golden Boot and the Premier League official Player of the Season and the FWA and PFA Player of the Year, becoming the third player to win these five awards after Henry in 2004 and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008.
In 2023, Haaland has won eight awards: Premier League Golden Boot, Champions League Golden Boot, European Golden Boot, Premier League Player of the Season, Premier League Young Player of the Season, PFA Player of the Year, FWA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year, and the Golden Ball Award may be his 9th award.
What makes Haaland even happier is that after winning these three awards in 2008, Ronaldo won the Golden Globe for the first time since then. This means that Haaland may also win the first Ballon d'Or of his career, ushering in a truly post-Mero era.
After lifting the trophy, Haaland said, "I feel great. I won the Triple Crown at the age of 22 and it was like living in a dream, which was my dream when I was younger. It gives me a lot of motivation to keep working hard and get more trophies. ”