Malik Tillman has received two major recognitions in the Scottish Premiership this season and added a third to his growing list on Sunday.
Tillman was named Rangers’ Young Player of the Year, the club announced Sunday. The Bayern Munich loanee was also named PFA Scottish Premiership Young Player of the Year and received Best XI honors in the league.
Tillman, 20, scored 12 goals and registered five assists in 42 combined appearances for Rangers this season. The 20-year-old recently suffered a hamstring injury on April 30 in the Scottish Cup semifinals, forcing him to miss Rangers’ final matches of the season.
The U.S. men’s national team attacker was also a finalist for the club’s Player of the Season honor, which was awarded to captain James Tavernier. Tillman was also a finalist for Rangers’ Goal of the Season.
Tillman earned his USMNT debut last summer under Gregg Berhalter and remains a long-term option with the program.
Rangers, which is already guaranteed a second place finish in the SPFL, faces Hearts and St. Mirren in its final two league matches of the season.
Nice! I won’t be surprised if Tuchel takes a long look at Tillman in preseason for a couple positions. At attacking CM and possibly at striker. He was being groomed by Munichs second team at striker before going on loan. At 6’2” he has size, good pace, quick feet, can create his own shot and his an eye for goals. Munich need depth at striker.