Meanwhile, Manchester City's prolific goalscorer Erling Haaland secured the Golden Player Man award, outshining even Lionel Messi, for his instrumental role in the club's triumphant campaign, securing the Treble last season.

Both Haaland and Bellingham are showing wonders at their new clubs

Haaland's debut season in Manchester was nothing short of sensational, amassing an astonishing 52 goals in 53 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side. Among his feats stands the record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League campaign.

The Golden Boy gala didn’t solely focus on men's football, extending its recognition to the women's game. Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati emerged as the standout women's player, acknowledged for her exceptional contributions.

Reflecting on his momentous achievement, Bellingham expressed gratitude to those who contributed to his success, telling Sky Sports, “I can’t be more grateful to all the people I have met along the way to help get me to the point I am at now. It’s about trying to make my team and country the best teams in the world and to be the best player in the world you have to help your teams win and to join that list is such a big honour.”

The Golden Boy gala not only highlighted the remarkable talents of Bellingham and Haaland but also underscored the rising prominence of women's football with Bonmati's well-deserved recognition.

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