Paul Onuachu has emerged winner of the Belgian Pro League Player of the Year award and the Golden Boot Award for the 2020/2021 season.
The 26-year-old Genk forward was in blistering form for John van den Brom’s men, helping the club to finish as runners-up in the Belgian top-flight.
Paul Onuachu scored and provided five assists 33 goals in 38 league games and amassed 35 strikes across all competitions this season, amid other dazzling displays. He won the Golden Boot award ahead of Club Brugge’s Noa Lang and Beerschot’s Raphael Holzhauser following his 33 league strikes to better last season’s performances after finishing third.
His impressive dribbling skills and ball control have also marked him out for excellence and has used his height to a devastating effect, scoring a number of goals with his head.
The Nigeria international played a key role as Genk won the Belgian Cup and came second behind Club Brugge in the league.
The forward teamed up with the Blue and White in the summer of 2019 after delivering impressive performances for Midtjylland.
He joined the Danish club in 2012 on scholarship from FC Ebedei and went on to spend seven years with the side scoring 51 league goals in 134 appearances before his departure.
The forward form also ensured he was recalled to the Nigeria national team in March, having last featured for the side in November 2020.
Onuachu scored in each of his appearances on his return to the Super Eagles against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.
His contribution helped Gernot Rohr’s men to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon.