Pierre Emerick Aubameyang: Olympique Marseille Forward Named Europa League Player of the Season

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang: Olympique Marseille Forward Named Europa League Player of the Season

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 25, 2024 at 11:53 AM
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  • Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has scooped the Player of the Season award
  • The Gabon and Marseille forward was the best player in the Europa League
  • Augbameyang ended the competition as the top scorer with ten goals

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Gabonese forward, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has been named the Europa League Player of the Season following his outstanding performances in the competition with Olympique Marseille.

The veteran forward beat Atalanta's final hat-trick hero Ademola Lookman and Florian Wirtz of Bayer Leverkusen to the top award.

The ex-Arsenal and Barcelona forward netted 10 goals in 11 starts, including a hat-trick against Ajax as the French giants reached the semi-final of the competition.

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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring for Marseille against Benfica on April 18, 2024. Photo: Sylvain Thomas/AFP.
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According to UEFA, the Technical Observer Panel found the Gabonese the best player of the competition after his impressive run with Marseille.

Aubameyang also became the competition's all-time top scorer with 34 goals, beating the record held by Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, who netted 30 times.

The 34-year-old recovered from a turbulent period at Chelsea and Barcelona to relaunch his career in France, where he was also adjudged the best African player in Ligue 1, winning the Marc Vivien Foe award, as reported by RFI.

He has been recalled to the Gabon team for June's World Cup qualifiers against Ivory Coast and The Gambia.

Aubameyang makes UEL Team of the Season

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that The African trio of Ademola Lookman, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Kudus have been named in the Europa League Team of the Tournament.

Lookman helped Atalanta win the competition after netting a hat-trick in the final against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, May 22, in Dublin.

Aubameyang was the top scorer while Kudus starred as West Ham United reached the quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by Bayer Leverkusen.

Aubameyang wins Marc Vivien Foe award

Sports Brief also reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the Marc-Vivien Foe award for the best African footballer in the French league for the 2023/24 season.

The Gabonese striker, who only returned to France last summer after a disappointing spell with Chelsea last season, has been one of the standout stars in Ligue 1 this campaign.

According to Get Football, Aubameyang becomes only the third Marseille player to win the accolade after Ghana’s André Ayew in the 2014/15 season and DR Congo’s Chancel Mbemba in the previous campaign.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.