Gers star pipped to major international award, finishes in third place
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Rangers star Scott Arfield pipped to Canada POTY award

Rangers star Scott Arfield has missed out on the Canada Player of the Year award [Canada Soccer Twitter].

The major accolade went to 19-year-old Jonathan David after an excellent 2019 for both the national team and Belgian club outfit KAA Gent, across which he’s scored 28 goals.

Arfield celebrates with David after the teenager scored in a 7-0 mauling of Cuba.  (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

The award is voted for by Canadian media and coaches and Arfield finished in third spot, with Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich the runner-up.


Scottish-born Arfield is the current national team skipper, leading the Canucks to the quarter-finals of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup during the summer.

After a strong first half of 2019, he’s struggled to replicate his initial form in recent times.

Before his early strike at Pittodrie last week, he had failed to net in 22 club appearances, with Steven Gerrard revealing that the 30-year-old has been dealing with an off-field problem [Scottish Herald].

Arfield has been searching for form since the early stages of the season. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

There have been some signs of improvement from him in recent times, though, especially when he’s pulled back to play as part of a midfield three and it’s hoped that as the fixtures pile up over the coming weeks, he can rediscover some of his best form.

He may not be the top performer from his nation this year, but when he’s riled up and firing, there’s no doubt he’s a major asset to this Rangers team.

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