Rangers star Alfredo Morelos has been crowned the Europa League assist king for 2020/21, according to data from WhoScored.com.

Morelos had a remarkable 2019/20 Europa League campaign, breaking the record for most goals scored in UEFA club competitions prior to the turn of the year.

Morelos celebrates scoring a stunning goal in a 2-0 win over Porto at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He’s also now out on his own as the Gers’ top ever European goalscorer.

However, he’s much more than just a finisher, as is shown by his assist contributions from the 2020/21 season.

El Bufalo notched an assist in a 3-3 group stage draw at Benfica and was credited with four more across the two legs of the high-scoring Round of 32 tie against Royal Antwerp.

His total of five is more than any other player managed in the competition, with Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal, Lovro Majer of Dinamo Zagreb, Wenderson Galeno of Braga and Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze all notching four.

It’s an achievement to be proud of for Morelos and it gives an indication of how important he is to the Gers’ Champions League charge next season.

WhoScored.com‘s overall competition statistics make for less impressive reading for Leon Balogun, though.

Rangers v Slavia Praha - UEFA Europa League Round Of 16 Leg Two
Alfredo Morelos is the Europa League assist king but Rangers defender Leon Balogun has the joint-worst disciplinary stats. (Photo by Andrew Milligan – Pool/Getty Images)

The Nigeria international defender recorded the joint-worst disciplinary stats with Ricardo Esgaio of Braga, with both players picking up one red card and three yellows.

Balogun was cautioned in both group stage matches against Lech Poznan and in the second leg of the Round of 32 tie against Antwerp, before being sent off for two bookable offences in the Last 16 second leg defeat to Slavia Prague.

Meanwhile, trouble may be brewing at Ibrox after a £9m-rated player’s latest comments.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in News