Fans' Footballer of the Year 2023: Salah, Haaland Lead 12 Man Shortlist for Prestigious Award

Fans' Footballer of the Year 2023: Salah, Haaland Lead 12 Man Shortlist for Prestigious Award

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Mo Salah and Haaland lead a list of 12 players nominated for the Fans' Footballer of the Year 2023
  • Salah will be hoping to win the award for the third time, having won it on two occasions (2021 and 2022)
  • Bruno Guimares, who won the award last year, did not make the shortlist for this year's edition

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Manchester City's Erling Haaland have both made the 12-man shortlist for the Fans' Footballer of the Year 2023 award.

The duo has been nominated for the prestigious prize after an impressive campaign during the year under review, with Halaland's goalscoring prowess helping City win a historic treble last season.

Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Liverpool FC and LASK at Anfield. Photo by Simon Stacpoole.
Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Liverpool FC and LASK at Anfield. Photo by Simon Stacpoole.
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According to The Mirror, Salah will be gunning for the award for the third time in his career, having won it on two occasions (2021 and 2022).

However, he is sure to face stiff competition from a host of other players, who have also made the nomination list prepared by journalists.

Apart from Haaland, Man City duo Rodri and John Stones have also been nominated, and so is Arsenal superstar Bukayo Saka.

Declan Rice's role in helping West Ham United secure the Europa Conference League last season has also seen him get the nod for the award.

Who else has been nominated?

Football London reports that Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins and Newcastle's Kieran Trippier have also been shortlisted for the award.

Outside the Premier League, Bayern Munich's Harry Kane and Real Madrid hotshot Jude Bellingham have been nominated.

From the women's game, Manchester United goalkeeper Mary Earps has been shortlisted alongside Chelsea striker Sam Kerr.

Kerr got the not after impressing in both the Women's Super League and the Women's World Cup.

Haaland leads EPL Golden Boot race again

Sports Brief recently reported on the 2023-24 Premier League Golden Boot race.

Haaland, who won the Golden Boot award last season, extended his lead to four goals after scoring in the match against Liverpool last weekend.

Mohamed Salah remains in second, having scored 10 goals for the Reds in the league so far.

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