MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Manchester City’s Ruben Dias and Phil Foden were named the Premier League’s best player and best young player of the season on Saturday, while City boss Pep Guardiola was named Manager of the Season for a third time.
Defender Dias becomes the second Portuguese to receive the honor after former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Centre back Dias was also named England’s Footballer of the Year in the annual vote of the Football Writers’ Association last month following a superb debut campaign after his move from Benfica last year.
Dias played a key role in delivering City’s third Premier League title in four years as well as the League Cup, and helped his side the Champions League final.
The 24-year-old was also named in the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Team of the Year.
Dias is the fourth defender to be voted Player of the Season by the public, the captains of the 20 Premier League clubs and a panel of experts after Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic, former City captain Vincent Kompany and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.