Former Chelsea midfielder and Real Madrid new signing, Eden Hazard has been named the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Player of the season, Completesports.com reports.
Hazard was crowned last season’s Europe second tier league best player after scooping 340 points to beat former Stamford Bridge teammate Oliver Giroud and Luka Jovic who got 119 and 94 points respectively.
Hazard, a Belgium international, was decorated during the 2019/2020 Europa draw held in Monaco Friday afternoon.
He was instrumental to Chelsea’s Europa League title win last May in Baku, after a 4-1 thumping of fellow EPL side and London rivals, Arsenal. He emerged the man of the match after bagging a brace and one assist.
The Europa title win during which he scored a brace no doubt proved to be his last assignment for the Blues as he moved to Real Madrid soon after.
By Sab Osuji