Samuel Chukwueze won Villarreal’s Revelation Player of the 2018-2019 season during the club’s Peña Pardals Grocs Awards on Tuesday night.
Villarreal also recognized the impressive performances of two of their first-teamers at the award ceremony, with former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla winning the Golden Ball and Toko Ekambi awarded the Golden Boot after finishing last season with 18 goals in all competitions.
Prior to the 2018-2019 campaign, Chukwueze was an unheralded rookie in Spain but exceeded all expectations to become a key player for Villarreal first team, helping the club avoid relegation from the top flight and reach the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
The 20-year-old winger notched up 8 goals and three assists in over 2,400 minutes of play in 38 games across all competitions.
Last season, Chukwueze also staked a claim as one of the most exciting young talents in La Liga and made his senior debut for Nigeria in a friendly against Uganda.
He has picked up where he left off last season after his outstanding display against Granada on the opening day of the 2019-2020 campaign.
Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now The 5th Highest Goalscorer In Football History
Cristiano Ronaldo is now the fifth highest goal scorer in the history of football.
The Juventus star has overtaken Gerd Muller on the top goalscorers in football history list, with the Portuguese beating the Germany legend to fifth position after his goal scoring run for Juventus.
On Sunday night, the Portuguese superstar scored twice to secure a 2-1 win against Parma in Serie A. He’s now netted 18 times already this season – not bad for a 34-year-old.
The Portuguese grabbed a cool brace, scoring in each half of the game to open a four-point gap with close league challengers Inter.
Ronaldo also increased his tally to 16 goals in Serie A, becoming the only player in the top five European leagues to score at least 15 goals in each of the last 14 campaigns.
The feat means the former Man United talisman has now reached another significant landmark of his glistering trophy-laden career.
At 34, Ronaldo with a goal per game ratio of 0.72 has now scored staggering 736 goals in 1028 games at the top level.
Hungarian icon Ferenc Puskas has 747 goals behind Selecao legend Pele who has 767. It seems Ronaldo may overtake both legends should his goal-scoring form continue this season.
Romario is the second highest goalscorer in history with 772, while Czech-Austrian legend Josef Bican is the most prolific goal-scorer with 805 goals.
Here are top goalscorers in history according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)
1. Josef Bica: 805 goals
2. Romario: 772 goals
3. Pele: 767 goals
4. Ferenc Puskas: 747 goals
5: Cristiano Ronaldo: 736 goals
6. Gerd Muller: 735 goals
7. Lionel Messi: 717 goals
[PHOTOS/VIDEO] Man Utd Goalkeeper Sergio Romero Involved In Car Crash
Manchester United goalkeeper and Argentina international, Sergio Romero was involved in car crash near the club’s Carrington training base on Monday.
The United’s No 2 goalkeeper, 32, smashed up his Lamborghini worth £170,000, near to the club’s training ground and escaped unharmed.
In photos and video posted online, the Lamborghini can be seen underneath a roadside barrier as the goalkeeper stood to one side of the wreckage. It appears Romero was travelling on the A6144M when the accident occurred.
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Crystal Palace Hit Back To Deny Man City After Late Aguero Double
A late own goal by Fernandinho denied Manchester City a comeback win over Crystal Palace after a 2-2 draw at The Etihad.
Cenk Tosun marked his full debut with a goal as Palace took a shock lead with their first attempt on goal in the 39th minute.
City saw a penalty decision rightly overturned by VAR after an accidental handball by Jairo Riedewald, but the home side drew level with eight minutes to go when Gabriel Jesus’ cross was well tucked away by Sergio Aguero.
And the match was turned on its head five minutes later when Bernard Mendy’s superb centre was met by a fine header from Aguero.
The drama was not over there though and Palace grabbed a leveller in the 90th minute when Wilfried Zaha powered past John Stones and his cross was turned into his own net by Fernandinho.