Lozano caps brilliant 2018 with Concacaf Male Player of the Year Award
Mexico´s Hirving Lozano (right) celebrates after scoring the goal against Germany at the FIFA World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

MIAMI, Florida For Concacaf Male Player of the Year Award winner Hirving Lozano, 2018 was a year to remember.

While the Mexico FW had previously earned plenty of attention around the Concacaf area for his play in both Concacaf World Cup Qualifying for Russia 2018 and in the 2016/17 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League in which he won the Golden Boot and was named the tournament’s Best Young Player with champions Pachuca, it was on football’s biggest stage in 2018 that the rest of the world met the 23-year-old striker.

Lozano’s year was highlighted by an exceptional performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where the former Tuzo started all four matches with El Tricolor.

Of note was his Man of the Match performance in Mexico’s 1-0 group stage triumph over Germany, marking the first time that Mexico ever defeated Germany at a senior World Cup.

It was a breathtaking display from Lozano, who ran the German defense ragged and capped the historic outing with a goal that will forever live in Mexican football lore, by receiving a pass on the left, cutting to his right past a defender and finishing with aplomb for the goal.

Lozano also contributed an assist in Mexico’s 2-1 group stage victory over South Korea.

Overall in 2018, Lozano appeared in 10 matches with the Mexican National Team and scored one goal in 711 minutes of action.

Lozano also stood out with his club side, PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands, scoring 17 goals in 30 Eredivisie matches during the calendar year and four goals in eight UEFA Champions League matches.

At just 23 years old, the future is shining for one of Concacaf’s brightest stars.