Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi was named Scottish Premiership Player of the Year on Sunday after helping the club earn their second straight title.

The 28-year-old, who has scored 24 goals so far this season, was selected for the award by the Professional Footballers' Association Scotland and becomes only the second Japanese player to win since former Celtic fan favorite Shunsuke Nakamura in 2007.

Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi holds up the Scottish Premiership Player of the Year trophy he won in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 14, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

"I couldn't be happier. The award is for everyone associated with this club, and I really have nothing but gratitude for them," Furuhashi said.

Despite being overlooked by Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu for the Qatar World Cup last year, Furuhashi has kept plugging away for his club, with his brace in February's League Cup final against archrivals Rangers securing a 2-1 win and keeping Celtic on track for a domestic treble.

Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi (2nd from L) scores his second goal of the game for him and his team against Rangers during the second half of the Scottish League Cup final at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Feb. 26, 2023. (Kyodo)

They can clinch the treble by beating Inverness in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park in Glasgow on June 3.

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou was voted this year's Scottish manager of the year. Postecoglou signed Furuhashi from Vissel Kobe in the summer of 2021, soon after the Australian left Yokohama F Marinos in the J-League to take charge of the Glasgow club.

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