Atletico Madrid star named UEFA Europa League Player of the Season

Griezmann has been rewarded for the role he played in Atletico Madrid winning the Europa League.

The Atletico Madrid star was rewarded for his outstanding performance in the 2017/18 Europa League.

The 27-year-old Griezmann won the award ahead of compatriot Dimitri Payet who led Marseille  to the final only to lose to Atletico.

Griezmann's teammate Diego Godín  who captained Atletico Madrid to the title was in third place.

The French star was named the winner in Monaco at the draw ceremony for the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League which his Atletico Madrid side will play no part in.

In the final against Marseille, Griezmann was awarded the match of the match as he scored the two goals that guaranteed Atletico Madrid's victory.

He also went on to have a fruitful outing at the and was awarded the silver ball.

Griezmann's Atletico Madrid side will face Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Club Brugge in Group A of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage and the final of the tournament will be played in their home ground Metropolitano Stadium.

Recommended articles

Why Madrid wants to kick out Hazard and other football stories making headlines today

Why Madrid wants to kick out Hazard and other football stories making headlines today

Football matches to run the length of an HBO show in new modifications

Football matches to run the length of an HBO show in new modifications

World Cup hits and misses: Senegal bow out of the tournment

World Cup hits and misses: Senegal bow out of the tournment

Deadly Three Lions turn Senegal's Teranga to Cubs as France rollover Poland

Deadly Three Lions turn Senegal's Teranga to Cubs as France rollover Poland

FIFA World Cup 2022 goalscorers [Golden Boot rankings]

FIFA World Cup 2022 goalscorers [Golden Boot rankings]

FIFA World Cup 2022: All results, fixtures, scores, live standings

FIFA World Cup 2022: All results, fixtures, scores, live standings

Round of 16 preview: Can Brazil prevent a k-drama by South Korea after Cameroon shocker?

Round of 16 preview: Can Brazil prevent a k-drama by South Korea after Cameroon shocker?

Qatar 2022: How you can bet and win on Brazil vs South Korea

Qatar 2022: How you can bet and win on Brazil vs South Korea

Pulse of the Day: How Dumfries and Messi showed President Joe Biden it's football, not soccer

Pulse of the Day: How Dumfries and Messi showed President Joe Biden it's football, not soccer