Thiago Silva has overcome his teammates in the race to be crowned Chelsea Fans’ Footballer of the Year for 2022 after an impressive 2022 at Stamford Bridge
Thiago Silva, Masterful Thiago Silva proves age is just a number who continues to play a key role for the Blues despite his advanced age, has been named Chelsea Fans’ Footballer of the Year. Although he is in the latter stages of his football career, the 37-year-old is still one of the first names on Chelsea’s teamsheet.
The Brazilian international defeated Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, and Mason Mount for the end-of-year award. He arrived back at Cobham on Saturday after his country’s World Cup campaign. Silva continues the winning streak started by Mendy and Mount in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
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It was a close race, with Silva winning with 37% of the vote and James coming in second with 36%. Mount and Chalobah received 23% and 4% of the vote, respectively, to complete the voting.
Fans have been selecting their Player of the Year from all clubs within the Reach PLC football network. Bruno Guimaraes, Mohamed Salah, Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane, Beth Mead, Kevin De Bruyne, Son Heung-min, Erling Haaland, and James Maddison all contended for the top prize, but Chelsea did not consider anyone eligible to win it.
Bruno Guimaraes, who joined Newcastle United from Lyon in January, won the competition with 27% of more than 32,000 votes after significantly contributing to Eddie Howe in changing the fortunes of the Magpies.
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, who won the prize in each of the previous two years, lost out on a third straight victory after receiving only 21% of the votes. Following a successful year for Arsenal and England, in which she contributed to the latter’s win at Euro2022, Beth Mead finished in the top three.
A breakdown of the results can be found by clicking here.