Sevilla and Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri turns 24 today and big things are expected of him on the Spanish and continental stages.
Despite looking like the complete package already, he's expected to get even better. Here's a quick rundown of his 2020-21 season.
👒🎩 Consecutive hat tricks
Scoring a treble in one of the top European leagues is a decent achievement, but En-Nesyri scored two in a row at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in home clashes against Real Sociedad and Cadiz back in January.
🔑 A key figure for Sevilla
The Fes-born striker’s 18 league strikes in 2020-21 represent a massive 34% of Sevilla’s total of 53 LaLiga goals scored last term. It's a clear indication as to his importance and status within Julen Lopetegui's team.
✈️ Flying high among esteemed company
Only Lionel Messi, Gerard Moreno, Karim Benzema and Luis Suárez scored more Spanish top-flight goals than En-Nesyri in the season just finished.
🥾 LaLiga 2020-21 top-scorers
- 🇦🇷 Lionel Messi = 30
- 🇪🇸 Gerard Moreno = 23
- 🇫🇷 Karim Benzema = 23
- 🇺🇾 Luis Suarez = 21
- 🇲🇦 Youssef En-Nesyri = 18
Standing 189cm tall, En-Nesyri is a massive aerial threat and constant nuisance for defenders and will look to cause problems for Europe's elite teams in the Champions League next season.