Teams: Benfica; Portugal
Manuel Fernandes - his consistency, week in, week out, is perfectly reminiscent of Benfica's season. And consistency was the key as to why we crossed the line ahead of the others.
Honorable mentions - Ricardo Rocha: May not be the most gifted athlete, but makes up with grit and determination, has a nonstop motor. Luisao, for coming up big in the biggest game of the season and for his leadership when we were down. Simao, had a subpar second half of the season, mostly because he's dragging an injury, but can't forget the first half of the season and how he always scored a critical goal for us when we most needed. Giovanni - Where Simao fell from form, he picked up. Great second half of the season, his best performance yet. Mantorras- Don't care that he only played a fragment of the season, his goals at critical moments of the home stretch were priceless to us fans and moreso even to the team.
That is all.