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Lúcio Rocha named Under-19 Futsal EURO 2023 Player of the Tournament

Portugal captain Lúcio Rocha has been named Player of the Tournament at the UEFA Under-19 Futsal EURO 2023 finals in Croatia.

Lúcio Rocha receives his award from Vadims Ļašenko, chairman of the UEFA Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee
Lúcio Rocha receives his award from Vadims Ļašenko, chairman of the UEFA Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee UEFA via Sportsfile

Portugal captain Lúcio Rocha has been named 2023 UEFA European Under-19 Futsal Championship Player of the Tournament.

The UEFA technical observer panel nominated the five-goal finals top scorer for the new award, explaining: "It was an inspirational captain's performance in the final with a special free-kick to restore hope for his team at 2-0 down and begin the comeback.

"He played more minutes than anyone in the title-winning victory and also scored the outstanding individual goal of the tournament in the dramatic match against Spain in the group stage."

Lúcio Jr: 'A dream come true'

Lúcio Jr told UEFA.com: “It’s a dream come true, we’ve been waiting for this for so long, we’ve worked every day, and there were moments where we thought it’d come to an end but here I am as a European champion with my team-mates and this great team.

"It means a lot but this award ... I won it thanks to my team. I dedicate it to my team, colleagues, family and friends."

Lúcio Rocha's Under-19 Futsal EURO 2023 stats

Matches: 5
Goals: 5