Pachuca’s Lozano wins Scotiabank Best Young Player Award

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 Best Young Player winners

2008/09 - 2014/15: not awarded

2015/16: Alberth Elis, Olimpia

2016/17: Hirving Lozano, Pachuca