Manchester City's Ruben Dias Named Player Of The Year
Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias has been named Premier League player of the year 2020/21 ahead of a number of stars including teammate Kevin De Bruyne.
This was his debut season joining City from Benfica last summer for £65m. His efforts helped Manchester City win the Premier League and reach the Uefa Champions League finals.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola has been named Manager of the Season after winning his third Premier League title.
Dias completes an individual award double after winning the Football Writers’ Association award in May.
Ruben Dias clinched the player of the year award ahead of his City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne, who won it last season, and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
All three were on the shortlist for the Premier League’s best player award, alongside Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Dias made 32 league appearances for Man City this season, scoring one goal and helping his side register 15 clean sheets when he played.
His partnership with John Stones at the heart of Guardiola’s defence, which conceded only 32 goals in total in the league, played a key part in City’s Premier League triumph.
After just one win in their first three league games, Dias’ increasing influence in the side helped them go on a staggering 21-game win streak in all competitions, including 15 successive victories in the Premier League.
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