Dias, who has also been included in the EA Sports Player of the Season category having already been named the Club’s Etihad Player of the Season and 2021 Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, has earned further acclaim for a superb debut campaign.
A summer recruit from Benfica in September 2020, the centre-back proved an instant hit and played a starring role in City’s Premier League success, helping to secure a watertight defence which conceded the fewest goals in the division.
Foden shone equally as brightly at the sharp end of the pitch, playing an instrumental role in steering his beloved childhood Club to our third title in four seasons.
The midfield magician produced 14 goal involvements in 17 Premier League starts and 11 appearances from the bench.
The City duo face stern competition, lining up alongside Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Leeds United’s Illan Meslier, Chelsea’s Mason Mount, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, West Ham United’s Declan Rice and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka for the prize.
Voting closes at 18:00 (UK time) on Thursday 3 June so don’t miss the chance to have your say!
The winner will be announced on Saturday 5 June at 14:00 UK time.
Good luck to Ruben and Phil!