Manchester City’s Ruben Dias and Pep Guardiola have won the Premier League player and Coach of the year respectively.
Diaz beat fellow Citizen Kevin De Bruyne- last season’s winner and Spurs Harry Kane who won the Premier League golden boot in the just concluded season 2020/2021.
The other contestors included Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandez, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Liverpool’s Mo Salah, the Egyptian finished second behind Harry Kane, the Premier League golden boot winner.
The Portugal towering defender signed for Man City on a €65M deal, scored one goal and helped the team to register 15 clean sheets.
He blocked 22 shots (no.1), completed 88 clearances (no.1), made 47 head clearances (1st) and all these contributed to his win.
Guardiola beat off competition from Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa, West Ham’s David Moyes, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers and Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to win his award.