Pachuca’s Lozano wins Scotiabank Best Young Player Award
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Hirving Lozano (left) receives the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Best Young Player Award award after his Pachuca side captured the SCCL title on April 26, 2017, in Pachuca, Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)

PACHUCA, Mexico – Pachuca attacker Hirving Lozano  was selected Wednesday as recipient of the Scotiabank Best Young Player Award as the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League’s best player 21-years-old or younger.

The 21-year-old played in eight games, scoring a tournament-best eight goals and registering two assists. 

He struck four times in the Tuzos’ 11-0 win over host Police United on September 13, 2016, and netted twice as Pachuca defeated visiting FC Dallas, 3-1, in the second leg of their semifinal series.

Earlier in his career, Lozano was the joint-top scorer at 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship and earned the Golden Ball at the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.

SCOTIABANK CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Scotiabank Best Young Player winners

2008/09 - 2014/15: not awarded

2015/16: Alberth Elis, Olimpia

2016/17: Hirving Lozano, Pachuca