Olimpia’s Alvarez wins Scotiabank Best Young Player Award
Olimpia’s Kevin Alvarez (white jersey) is photographed while holding the 2017 Scotiabank Best Young Player Award. (Photo: Imagenes en Costa Rica)

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Olimpia defender Kevin Alvarez was selected Thursday as recipient of the Scotiabank Best Young Award as the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League’s best player 21-years-old or younger.

The 21-year-old played in seven games during the Leones’ run to the title, scoring one goal in a 2-0 win over visiting Alajuelense in a Round of 16, first-leg encounter.

Alberth Elis, a former Olimpia player, captured Best Young Player honors in the 2015/16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.


Scotiabank Best Young Player winners

2017: Kevin Alvarez, Olimpia

Olimpia’s Alvarez wins Scotiabank Best Young Player Award

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