Eden Hazard has been named the UEFA Europa League Player of the Year for 2018-19, after leading Chelsea to the trophy.
Hazard scored twice in Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over Premier League rival Arsenal in May’s final in Baku, his only goals in Europe’s second-tier competition last term.
His double proved to be his final Chelsea goals, with the Belgium forward moving to Real Madrid in summy.
The 28-year-old overcame competition from former team-mate Olivier Giroud, top scorer in last season’s Europa League with 11 goals, and current Madrid club-mate Luka Jovic, who helped Eintracht Frankfurt to the semifinals, where it was beaten by Chelsea.
Top-10 Europa League Player of 2018/19.
1 Eden Hazard (Chelsea, now Real Madrid) – 340 points
2 Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 119 points
3 Luka Jovic (Eintracht, now Real Madrid) – 94 points
4 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 65 points
5 Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – 19 points
6 N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) – 16 points
7 João Félix (Benfica, now Atlético) – 12 points
8 Willian (Chelsea) – 11 points
9= Pedro Rodríguez (Chelsea) – 9 points
9= Sébastien Haller (Eintracht, now West Ham) – 9 points
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