Two Real Madrid forwards — Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard have been nominated for the UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award. The nominations are due to their performances with their former teams — Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea. Both forwards dazzled the Europa League last season. Hazard won the title as he scored two and assisted one in the final against Arsenal. Jovic’s run was cut short in the semi-final stage by eventual champions Chelsea. Hazard’s former teammate Oivier Giroud is the third nominee for the prize.
Giroud was the top-scorer of the tournament with 11 goals while Jovic scored 10. All three nominees were already named in the Europa League team of the season. The Europa League player of the season award will be presented during the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League group stage draw in Monaco on Friday 30 August.