Europa League: Aubameyang wins Player of the Season award


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has named the UEFA Europa League Player of the Season.

The Gabon international was a class apart from the rest, ending the tournament as top scorer with 10 goals after Olympique Marseille reached the semi-finals but lost to Ademola Lookman’s Atalanta 4-1 on aggregate.

The highlight for Aubameyang and his Europa League season was netting a hat-trick in a 4-3 Group B win over Ajax last November. He also scored a brace against the Dutch giants in the opening group game.

The 34-year-old equally netted a brace in a 4-0 win over Villarreal in the Round of 16 first leg while netting solo goals against Benfica in the quarter-final first leg and the two legs of the knockout playoff round against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Overall, Aubameyang scored 30 goals in 51 appearances across all competitions, with 17 of them in the French Ligue 1 where Marseille finished in eighth place.

The former Arsenal forward will now turn his attention to international duty with Gabon as they prepare to face Ivory Coast and the Gambia in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on June 7 and 11 respectively.

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