Romelu Lukaku crowned Europa League best player for 2019-20 season

Romelu Lukaku crowned Europa League best player for 2019-20 season

- Romelu Lukaku has been named the 2019-20 Europa League best player

- The Inter Milan striker beats Bruno Fernandes and Ever Banega to win the prize

- Lukaku scored seven goals and two assists in six games during the competition

- The former United and Chelsea attacker got to the final only to lose to eventual winners Sevilla

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Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku has been crowned the 2019-20 Europa League best player of the season.

The Belgian attacker beats the competition with Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and former Sevilla star Ever Banega to emerge as the recipient of the prestigious prize.

Lukaku found the back of the net seven times and assisted two other goals in just six appearances for the San Siro outfit.

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His efforts saw them progress to the final of the competition but they seemed inferior to the eventual winners at the end of the meeting in August.

Romelu Lukaku crowned Europa League best player for 2019-20 season

Romelu Lukaku celebrating with his manager Antonio Conte during one of their games. Gerry Images
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Not only was he impressive in the European championship, Lukaku equally showed the quality he was made of for Antonio Conte's team - scoring 36 goals and six assists in 51 games.

Below is the list of the remaining six players to complete the top ten of the shortlisted stars.

Player rankings

4 Luuk de Jong (Sevilla) – 64 points

5 Jesús Navas (Sevilla) – 59 points

6 Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla) – 39 points

7 Kai Havertz (Leverkusen) – 17 points

8 Diego Carlos (Sevilla) – 9 points

9 Adama Traoré (Wolves) – 8 points

10 Jules Koundé (Sevilla) – 7 points

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The European football governing body made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, October 1, during the live draw of the 2020/21 Champions League group stages.

Didier Drogba was one of the best strikers in the world during his active playing days for Chelsea where he won the Premier League and also the Champions League titles.

The 42-year-old Ivorian played 92 Champions League games scoring 44 goals which was an incredible record for the African football legend.

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