Ghanaian winger Ansgar Knauff receives award for best young player in Europa League

German-born Ghanaian Ansgar Knauff has been awarded the best young player in the Europa League last season. 

The 20-year-old received his award before Frankfurt’s game against Real Madrid in the European Super league on Wednesday night.

Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr were also awarded the best player and young best player in the UEFA Champions League respectively.

Ansgar Knauff had a good campaign last season, helping the German club win the Europa League.

The Borussia Dortmund-owned player scored in crucial games against Barcelona and West Ham en route to winning the competition.

Meanwhile, last night Frankfurt suffered a 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid.

David Alaba and Karim Benzema scored for the European champions as they won the Super Cup.

Knauff was born to Ghanaian father and a German mother in Gottingen, and remains eligible to play for the Black Stars of Ghana.

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