Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has been named Premier League player of the season, while Pep Guardiola has been named manager.
Portugal’s overseas Dias, 24, has contributed to defense as City has won their third title in four years.
He was named Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association in May.
City Guardiola has been named Premier League manager for the third time in four years.
Tottenham’s Erik Lamela has been awarded the Premier League goal of the season. For finishing his ‘rabona’ finish in the north of the London London derby at Arsenal in March.
Spurs took the lead behind Lamela’s brave shotgun, landing in Thomas Partey’s legs. Before hitting goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
City defender Dias signed from Benfica for around £ 65m last September. He has played 32 league games for his club this season, playing a role in 15 clean sheets.
They have won 23 league games played by Dias, as they have also won the Carabao Cup. And they finished as runners-up in the Champions League.
Votes determine the Outstanding Player award from the EA Sports website. Including those of the top 20 Premier League team managers and a team of football experts.
Other nominees are Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City. They won the trophy for Tottenham’s Golden Boot Harry Kane, Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, Mason Mount of Chelsea, Tomas Soucek of West Ham, and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
Dias has been re-appointed to the PFA.
Dias has been re-appointed to the Professional Footballers Association’s (PFA) Premier League Team of the Year. And is in contention for the FAA Player of the Year award, announced on Sunday.
Guardiola beat other nominees Marcelo Bielsa, David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the manager’s awards. With public votes combined with a team of football experts.
After earning the award in his last two campaigns to win the title, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
The City manager’s third victory makes him equal to Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho. Only Sir Alex Ferguson has won so many times – 11 in total.
Manchester City midfielder will join the Belgian side.
The Manchester City midfielder will join Belgian side Euro 2020 on Monday after undergoing surgery.
Midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has undergone minor surgery on his face and will join the Belgian club on Monday.
The 29-year-old Manchester City man suffered a concussion. And he left the socket to face Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger in Saturday’s Champions League final.
Belgium meets Russia in their first Euro 2020 match on June 12. Before facing Denmark (June 17) and Finland (June 21).
“The surgery took only 20 minutes,” said the Belgian coach Roberto Martinez, “and it went really well.”
Belgium is the best team in the world. And De Bruyne is considered to be a key player in their quest for the first major title.
“And that little intervention was much more needed for a long-term purpose also,” Martinez said. “He will not need to recover for long.
“Medical staff are happy with the result. We are also looking forward to Monday when he joins our team.”
Belgium’s final warm-up match is against Croatia on Sunday. Following a 1-1 draw in a friendly against Greece on Thursday. Croatia was also held to a 1-1 draw by Andorra on Tuesday.
“We have to show that we have taken a step forward in preparation,” Martinez said.
“And we are facing a strong team, with a lot of knowledge and technical skills in the middle of the pitch.
“We have to be sharp and focused. This is a test in the group stage of the European Championship, and this is the game we need.”