Bayern Munich striker Ademilson
has won the Best Player in Europe Award, which, as it's name suggests, is handed out to the best football player currently plying his trade in a European club.
In 53 appearances this season, Ademilson has bagged 60 goals, and this was more than enough to win him the coveted award, easily beating 2nd-placed Eden Hazard
and 3rd-placed Neymar
Ademilson is now the newest name on a star-studded list of former Best Player in Europe Award winners.
Stars like Lionel Messi
and Cristiano Ronaldo
have dominated the recent history of the award. The most recent winner of the prestigious award before Ademilson was Manchester United's Belgian talisman Eden Hazard.
The 26-year-old spoke to Swiss journalists and the local media in Switzerland, where he traveled for UEFA to present him the award.
"It's a great honor to be able to win this award," said the Brazilian. "I'm very happy to be named the best player in Europe. It's recognition of what I've done for Bayern Munich.
"I couldn't be in possession of this award without the boss (David Beckham) and my teammates at Bayern. I dedicate this award to them and hope everyone participating in the European Championships will have good luck with their teams and their fixtures."
Ademilson will be playing in an international tournament himself this summer, being selected as one of three over-aged players in the Brazil Under-23s squad for the Olympic Games, which will take place in Turkey. The country is currently hosting Euro 2020.
"I wasn't expecting it but it's nice to be called up," he said, speaking about the upcoming Olympic Games. "I will definitely give my 100% and I want to make sure Brazil achieve gold. With me in the team, the Brazilians can count on me."