Ghanaian International Thomas Partey won his first major career silverware after Atletico Madrid won the Europa League final Wednesday night.
Madrid whipped Olympique Marseille 3-0 to win the clinch the 2017/2018 Uefa Europa League at the Groupama Stadium in the Netherlands.
The Black Stars midfielder who came on late as substitute in the 88th minute for Atletico Madrid becomes the seventh Ghanaian player to win European trophy.
It was Atleti’s third Europa League trophy in nine years which means Partey has joined an exclusive list of Ghanaian players who have won a European trophy.
Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atleti as the France international striker scored twice as Atletico Madrid swept aside Marseille in Lyon to win the Europa League for the third time in nine years.
France forward Griezmann opened the scoring by punishing Andre Zambo Anguissa's poor touch to coolly slot home, then casually dinked in a second.
Captain Gabi drilled in the third goal late on as Atletico again lifted the trophy they also won in 2010 and 2012.