The Nigerian midfielder saw his Rangers side lose the league title to arch-rivals Celtic, but that disappointment didn’t drown his excellent performances throughout the campaign
Super Eagles star Joe Aribo has been nominated for Rangers’ Young Player of the Year award as well as the club’s Goal of the Season award despite this being his maiden season in Scotland.
Aribo quit Charlton Athletic last summer after the expiration of his contract and joined Steven Gerrard at Rangers.
The 23-year-old proceeded to make 40 appearances for the Gers in all competitions, scoring six goals. His ability to play anywhere in the middle of the park as well as further upfield, made him an indispensable asset for Gerrard during the season.
Aribo’s excellence could now be rewarded should fans vote him ahead of Niko Katic, Ryan Kent, George Edmundson, and Ianis Hagi as the club’s best youngster of the year.
One of Aribo’s six goals came in the Europa League when the Nigerian midfielder inspired a dramatic 3-2 come back victory over Braga at the Ibrox Stadium.
The Portuguese led two-nil on the night till past the hour-mark, but Hagi reduced the deficit for the hosts before Aribo equalized with a sumptuous solo effort. Hagi then netted the winner eight minutes from time.
That brilliant Aribo strike is up against Morelos’ vs Porto, and Kent’s vs Celtic for the Goal of the Season award.
Fans can vote for their favourite players here.