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Ronaldo.com Awards: Europa League’s best players

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Defender: Gabriel Paulista with 40% of the votes

The Brazilian defender from Valencia is currently one of the best players that the Spanish club has on the roster.

We thought this award would definitely go to a Chelsea player but the fans loved the Brazilian’s performances much better.

In fact, Gabriel did finish the season on a high note after beating FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Paulista delivered a gorgeous assist during that final, which perfectly describes the type of centre-back he is.

It’s a shame he didn’t make it to the Copa America squad for the summer, he would’ve made a massive difference on the team.