Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini has been named the Uefa Europa Conference League player of the season after an outstanding run which saw his Roma side emerge as the winner.

The gifted midfielder has been rewarded for his stellar displays in the competition by UEFA’s Technical Observer Panel.

The 25-year-old creative midfielder was a constant thorn in opposition sides throughout their campaign, scoring the first of his five goals in 12 matches in their very first game at Trabzonspor in the fourth qualifying round – he set up a goal in the return leg too – with his final effort coming in the semi-final first leg away to Leicester City.

From the group stage onwards, he registered 22 shots – only prolific striker Tammy Abraham had more for the Giallorossi – and claimed two assists. His set-piece and open-play delivery was also vital to José Mourinho’s side throughout the competition. Pellegrini was one of only two players to complete two crosses in the final and no Roma player could match his 19 across their European campaign.

Pellegrini’s 2021/22 Europa Conference League stats (group stage to final)

Appearances: 10
Goals: 4
Assists: 2
Passing accuracy: 71.9%
Crossing accuracy: 41.9%
Average Distance covered: 12.55km per match
Average Top speed: 30.6km/h per match

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