Franco Jara (ARG): Pachuca’s SCCL standout
Pachuca’s Franco Jara (pictured) won the Golden Ball award as the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League’s best player. (Photo: Mexsport)

Franco Jara (FW) – CF Pachuca (MEX)

It was certainly a memorable year for Franco Jara.  Not only did he lift the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League trophy with Pachuca, he was the recipient of the competition’s Golden Ball as the best player.  The 29-year-old forward scored four goals in the knockout rounds, netting the game-winner in the final, second leg against Tigres (1-0 win / agg: 2-1).  In 22 total Liga MX games in 2017, Jara struck for seven goals (Clausura: 13 games, 5 goals / Apertura: 9 games, 2 goals).

Male Player of the Year Nominee | Franco Jara