Atletico Madrid hails Thomas Partey for winning Footballer of the year award in Ghana

Published on: 10 July 2018

Spanish La Liga side, Atletico Madrid have sent a congratulatory message to midfielder Thomas Partey after he was crowned the best footballer at the inaugural Ghana Football Awards in Accra.

The 25-year-old has been a key figure for the Madrid based club and won the Europa League last season.

Partey beat fellow shortlisted candidates Jordan Ayew and Albert Adomah to claim the prize.

The 25-year-old was also named the foreign-based player of the year, making him the biggest winner on the night.

A statement on the Rojiblancos website read:

"Our midfielder was voted as the Ghanian Footballer of the Year at the Ghana Football Awards in Accra. Back in May, he was also chosen as the Footballer of the Year by SWAG.

Thomas Partey had a brilliant 2017/18 season, which saw him grow tremendously as a footballer. For our club, he played 50 matches and scored five times. Thanks to his brilliant season, Thomas was voted as Ghana Football Awards’ Footballer of the Year, ahead of Jordan Ayew, Richard Ofori and Albert Adomah.

However, that wasn’t the only individual award he won this season. Back in May, he was chosen by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) as the Footballer of the Year. It was the 43d celebration of the prestigious award and Thomas was chosen ahead of Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Christian Atsu and Daniel Nii Adjei thanks to his fine season for our club and country.

Due to his versatility as a footballer, Diego Pablo Simeone deployed Thomas in numerous positions throughout the season such as defensive midfielder, right winger and right-back.

Well done, Thomas!"