In contest Harry Kane and Declan Rice lose out to Bukayo Saka for the 2021/22 England Men’s Player of the Year award.
Arsenal player Bukayo Saka, who competed against Declan Rice of West Ham and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, was chosen the 2021/22 England men’s Player of the Year.
On Friday, September 23, the England national teams’ Twitter account confirmed Saka, who has started for both club and country, as the prize winner.
Huge congratulations to Bukayo Saka who has been selected as the 2021/22 England Men’s Player of the Year by EE, Arsenal wrote on their website in response to the announcement.
“Our 21-year-old winger is the first Gunner to receive the honour since the award’s inception 19 years ago. He was chosen by fans as England’s star player of the past year and received the award at St. George’s Park ahead of England’s Nations League fixture against Italy this evening. Declan Rice and Harry Kane were voted second and third respectively.
Bukayo now has 18 senior caps for the Three Lions and played nine times over the course of the international season, with three goals to his name. One of these goals and a man-of-the-match performance came on his birthday last September in a 4-0 win over Andorra at Wembley.
“Bukayo was recently named as our Men’s Player of the Season for the second year in a row, alongside Beth Mead who received the award for our Women’s side. He is also on the shortlist for this year’s prestigious Kopa Trophy.”
England Men’s Player of the Year 🤩🏆
This is a such a special honour for me and I’m very grateful to everyone who voted.
God is Great ! pic.twitter.com/5T6kPCQPmp
— Bukayo Saka (@BukayoSaka87) September 23, 2022