23rd August 03:01 PM
Alex Goode named European Player of the Year
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 12/05/2019

Alex Goode has been named European Player of the Year after helping Saracens win a third Champions Cup in four years.

The Saracens came from 10‑0 down to beat holders and four‑time champions Leinster 20‑10 and regain the trophy.

Goode beat fellow nominees Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Garry Ringrose and Mako Vunipola and received the award on the pitch after the final.

BBC reports Goode who celebrated his 31st birthday on Tuesday, has been repeatedly overlooked by England head coach Eddie Jones and last represented his country in 2016.

English European Player of the Year winners

Jonny Wilkinson ‑ Toulon, 2013

Steffon Armitage ‑ Toulon, 2014

Nick Abendanon ‑ Clermont, 2015

Maro Itoje ‑ Saracens, 2016

Owen Farrell ‑ Saracens, 2017

Alex Goode ‑ Saracens, 2019

[Source: BBC]

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