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Goode wins European Player Of The Year – goes on two-day bender

An outstanding European season for Saracens has been capped off with Alex Goode being named EPCR European Player of the Year 2019.

The full-back joined the list of three-time tournament winners as he helped his club to its third European title in four seasons with victory over Leinster Rugby in the Heineken Champions Cup final in front of a capacity crowd at Newcastle’s St James’ Park, where he was presented with the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.

It completed a perfect campaign for the Gallagher Premiership club, who recorded a clean sweep of wins from their nine matches in the tournament.

Over 24 hours later, Goode hadn’t been home – and was still in the pub. In his full match kit. And boots.

The clips were posted on Instagram by Goode’s teammate Maitland.

Roll of Honour 

2019: Alex Goode(Saracens)
2018: 
Leone Nakarawa (Racing 92) 
2017: 
Owen Farrell (Saracens) 
2016:
 Maro Itoje (Saracens) 
2015:
 Nick Abendanon (ASM Clermont Auvergne) 
2014:
 Steffon Armitage (RC Toulon) 
2013:
 Jonny Wilkinson (RC Toulon) 
2012:
 Rob Kearney (Leinster Rugby) 
2011:
 Sean O’Brien (Leinster Rugby) 
2010: 
Ronan O’Gara (Munster Rugby)  – best player of the first 15 years of European club rugby 

2018/19 judging panel: Bryan Habana (Channel 4), Chris Jones (BBC Radio 5 Live), Matthieu Lartot (France Televisions), Emmanuel Massicard (Midi Olympique), Brian O’Driscoll (BT Sport), Dimitri Yachvili (beIN SPORTS). 

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