Phil Foden and Khadija Shaw have been named the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballers of the Year

Manchester City continues to set high standards in football, with Phil Foden and Khadija Shaw named Footballers of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.
Foden, a remarkable 23-year-old midfielder, has already made a significant contribution to City’s season, with 24 goals and 10 assists in 50 games. His confident play and resilience helped him beat strong competitors such as Declan Rice and teammate Rodri to 42% of the vote. This is the third time in the last four years that a Manchester City player has received this prestigious award, clearly demonstrating the strength and stability of the team.
But despite all the accolades, Foden remains focused on the challenge ahead: β€œI am immensely proud to have won this award. My goal now is to finish the season as strong as possible and lead City to further victories.”
So with Khadija Shaw crowned top scorer in the Women’s Super League this season, Manchester City have demonstrated their dominance in both leagues. Shaw, 27, scored 21 goals in 18 games, becoming a key player for the team and proving City are a force to be reckoned with.
β€œIt is a special honor to receive this recognition,” Shaw said. This is the second time a City player has received the award since its inception in 2018, highlighting the team’s significant contribution to women’s football.
As a result, with talents such as Foden and Shaw, Manchester City continues to strengthen its position in the world of football, while inspiring new generations of players to achieve success.