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Trophy’s GALLERY:- Full List Of Nigerian Players Who Won Trophies This Season

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The 2020/21 season has been nothing short of a success for Nigerian players who play for teams abroad, especially in Europe.

On Wednesday night, Samuel Chukwueze became the latest name on the long list of Nigerian footballers who lifted major trophies in Europe this year. His Villarreal side defeated Manchester United 11-10 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regular time of the Europa League final. He helped his team to their first major piece of European silverware in the club’s history.

Few weeks back, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi lifted the English FA Cup with Leicester City who beat Chelsea in Wembley to claim the trophy for the first time in their club’s history.

Football fans who follow Nigerian football will agree that Paul Onuachu arguably had the best season in Europe this year. He won the award for highest goalscorer in Belgium after scoring 33 goals (in 38 matches); a performance which also saw him scoop the award for best player in the league.

These awards came after he had won the Belgian league cup alongside his team mate and compatriot – Cyril Dessers.

In Scotland, Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo lifted the Scottish league title with Rangers Football Club, coached by Premier League legend Steven Gerrard.

The impressive part of their trophy triumph is that they went the whole season without tasting a single defeat. They won 32 matches and drew the other 6, scored 92 goals and conceded just 13 in the process. A truly outstanding performance.

For the women (Super Falcons), Asisat Oshoala made history when she lifted the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy with her club FC Barcelona.

They became the first Spanish team to win it, with Oshoala becoming only the first player from Africa to achieve the feat.

That was not the only trophy which she added to her ever growing cabinet this year. She had also secured the Spanish women’s league and their version of the Copa Del Rey.

Also in Spain, Rasheedat Ajibade was part of the Atletico Madrid female team that won the Spanish Super Cup earlier this year.

In Portugal, Christy Uchiebe lifted both league and cup trophies with Benfica Women’s team.

In Czech Republic, Peter Olayinka, 25, secured the double with his team (Slavia Prague) as he lifted both league and cup trophies. He also reached the UEFA Europa League quarter finals with them but were knocked out by Arsenal.

In Croatia, Iyayi Believe Atiemwen, 25, won the cup with his side (Dinamo Zagreb). His team also had a good run in the Europa League, knocking out Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspurs from the round of 16. However, they were eliminated by Chukwueze’s Villarreal who ended the competition as eventual winners.

Back in Belgium, David Okereke, 23, won the league for the second year in a row with his side – Club Brugge.

In Cyprus, Super Eagles World Cup defender; Shehu Abdullahi lifted the league title with his club side.

In Finland, 22 year old full back Henry Uzochukwu won the cup with his team.

We say a huge congratulations to all our Nigerian stars who represented the flag to the best of their ability for their various club sides in Europe this season.

Article credit:- ‘Eagles Tracker’ & ‘Soar Super Eagles’ pages on Twitter

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