By Chineze Ogugua
French striker Antoine Griezmann has been announced as the UEFA Europa League player of the year beating
Marseille’s Dimitri Payet and Atlético Madrid team-mate Diego Godín to the award.
The award was announced during the UEFA Europa League group stage draw in Monaco and presented to him at
the club’s training ground.
Griezmann was man of the match as Atlético clinched the trophy in May, scoring twice to set up a 3-0 victory over Marseille in a final staged in Lyon.
He also picked up the man of the match accolade at the World cup final in Russia, converting a penalty and
playing a part in two other goals as France won the FIFA World Cup.
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