Iranian Taremi grabs Rio Ave’s “Player of the Year” title

Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi has been named Portuguese club Rio Ave’s “Player of the Year” for the 2019-2020 Primeira Liga, Persian Football website reported on Sunday.

Taremi, 28, joined Rio Ave at the beginning of the season on a two-year deal and had an outstanding season on the frontline in his first season playing at a European team.

He scored 18 goals for the Primeira Liga side and was among the Primeira Liga’s top three goalscorers along with Benfica players Carlos Vinicius and Pizzi, also netting 18 goals.