Lukaku struck eight of his 20 goals in Europe this season, matching Alan's tally and finishing one ahead of Sevilla's goal hero, Carlos Bacca.
The Colombian struck twice in the final as the Spanish club retained the trophy with a 3-2 win over Ukrainian side Dnipro.
Bacca was substituted before he could notch a hat-trick that would have made it a three-way tie for Europa League top scorer in 2014-15.
Ex-Everton winger, Gerard Deulofeu, won a winner's medal but did not feature in the final for the Spaniards after experiencing a challenging second half of the campaign on his second loan spell away from Barcelona.
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2 Posted 27/05/2015 at 23:45:06
3 Posted 28/05/2015 at 01:33:53
4 Posted 28/05/2015 at 07:06:41
Other than that, Stones, or Lennon (he turned our season around - but I wouldnÂt sign him).
5 Posted 28/05/2015 at 08:05:13
6 Posted 28/05/2015 at 08:08:21
7 Posted 28/05/2015 at 09:43:15
8 Posted 28/05/2015 at 09:53:54
9 Posted 28/05/2015 at 09:59:00
ThereÂs been many comments on here that heÂs not worth 㿈 million and his first touch is poor; but for someone so young, heÂs already a marked man and his goals record speaks for itself. Be interesting to see how ÂArry Kane does in his second season.
The market’s inflated and, with the extra Sky cash looming, weÂll see a strong return on his investment; although I hope thatÂs not for a few years yet, as we need a goalscorer that can get us into the Champions League.
10 Posted 28/05/2015 at 11:23:06
Unfortunately again it is defenders who have earned the plaudits. We have a decidedly average bunch of midfielders and that is the problem with our team. Almost all we have are defensive players and we are crying out for a creative player who can get the best out of Mirallas and Lukaku.
Our two Belgians are really the only two players who get into double figures. Barkley has dried up completely and unfortunately Osman and Pienaar, though our best midfielders, are not prolific scorers.
I am sick of seeing us linked with drones (which we already have) and we must go all out to sign a Âreal schemerÂ who can lift the side and fans. Osman and Pienaar need replacing urgently as both are decent for an hour but not much more. The rest are really disappointing as creative players or scorers.
Let us hope that Martinez has someone ear-marked for this transfer window who will bring optimism to our once great club.
11 Posted 28/05/2015 at 13:37:20
Harry Kane has better movement than than the big lump and gets better service as shown by his goal against us.
More of the same shite will be served up next season. Big lump will sulk while Harry Kane will go on to be the next overhyped English hero.
12 Posted 28/05/2015 at 14:27:02
13 Posted 28/05/2015 at 15:37:35
14 Posted 28/05/2015 at 16:46:32
Lukaku scored 32 Premier League goals in something like 49 starts before this season Â– those goals have not come out of thin air. We were playing tactics better suited to his ability (with quicker passing) the season before, and West BromÂs readiness to get the ball to him quickly also suited his playing style. Martinez should look to build a team which provides the right service to Lukaku, because he, not Barkley, is our star asset (along with Stones and McCarthy).
And Brin Â– your satirical post presupposes that a ÂPlayer of the SeasonÂ must have performed brilliantly. However, a Player of the Season does not have to be consistently brilliant, just the best of a bad bunch, and I havenÂt seen any Everton fans attempting to suggest otherwise. The conflicts over Âa Player of the SeasonÂ is a product of the bad season weÂve had, and the failure of any player to consistently prove their worth.
Personally IÂd give to Stones because of his age, but I do not think any player has improved their standing this season. McCarthy would be a close second.
15 Posted 28/05/2015 at 17:44:00
16 Posted 28/05/2015 at 18:21:39
18 Posted 29/05/2015 at 01:42:41
19 Posted 29/05/2015 at 06:17:15
It doesnÂt matter what tactics we play he is rubbish and 6 goals from 35 Premier League games is the evidence. He is lazy rarely putting in any effort, lacks any sort of ball control, canÂt keep the ball when it is played up to him, hardly ever looks like scoring, and for a big lad is so easily brushed aside by defenders. He must drive his team mates crazy with the paucity of his play.
His pathetic, slothful display against Spurs in the last game and then completely ignoring the crowd on the lap of dishonor was typical of his character. He likes the fast cars and all the trimmings but not the hard work. It is an absolute scandal we wasted 㿈 million on him.
As Harold @13 says, letÂs hope his goal tally in Europe fools someone to buy him.
20 Posted 29/05/2015 at 08:23:13
As Jim (#14) says, this thread should be the place to applaud Lukaku on his golden boot. Our opposition was no easier than anyone elseÂs, and no other strikers including Harry Kane bettered his goal tally. In arguably our toughest fixture away to Wolfsburg, Lukaku and Mirallas ripped the defence apart, getting a goal and an assist apiece.
Your stat is incorrect. Over the last 3 seasons Lukaku has 42 goals in 102 league appearances, including 10 this season just gone.
HeÂs not the finished article. His overall game is capable of improvement. But heÂs possibly the most important player in our team and weÂre lucky to have him. He gives defenders problems, he creates chances, he scores goals. Your attacks on his character and his workrate are beneath contempt.
21 Posted 29/05/2015 at 09:01:53
I agree that we will eventually get our money back on him as there is always some team that will think he can do a good job for them.
22 Posted 29/05/2015 at 09:09:49
23 Posted 29/05/2015 at 09:58:27
Not holding my breath though!!!
24 Posted 29/05/2015 at 11:51:13
Everyone wants a goal scorer. With such a great record all the big clubs will be after him.........or will they?
Why is he caught offside so often?
I donÂt think anyone is against the lad. HeÂs definitely a bit better on the ball these days but he cost us a fortune and we want him to score 20 League goals a season....without the penalties.
Service or no service, goals or no goals, if he showed the same movement, energy and determination as the young Harry Kane, or even Jelavic and The Straq, no-one would be on his back.
25 Posted 29/05/2015 at 12:16:39
A Blue Hero? Seriously?
I was hoping that his little purple patch was what he needed to get out of his funk, but the lad is fucking useless.
Never known a forward to jump under so many headers in all my life or be brushed aside so easily by defenders/midfielders half his size.
And all this shite about playing to his strengths is bollocks too, he hasnÂt got any.
If a ball is put on a plate enough times, I, with my dodgy kness and ankle, would probably end up with the same tally as that useless twat.
itÂs an absolute disgrace the lack of effort he puts into games.
(Bloody Hell, where did that come from? I actually thought I was warming to him, but hearing him be called a hero was just too much!)
26 Posted 29/05/2015 at 12:38:54
Amen Harold, I recall his second against the Shite in the 3-3 game, great header which he attacked.
Nothing of a sort this season.
27 Posted 29/05/2015 at 13:12:55
Lineker apart, which other strikers have we had in the last 30 years who can match that!
28 Posted 29/05/2015 at 13:23:02
29 Posted 29/05/2015 at 13:48:24
30 Posted 29/05/2015 at 14:06:07
31 Posted 29/05/2015 at 14:53:31
Steve, wash your mouth out with soap fella, shouldnÂt mentioning Lukaku in the same breath as Lineker in terms of striking skill.
He is young..yadda yadda yadda, but he still looks shit when he plays for us.
He should have had double the goals he has had. Some of the sitters this year alone (especially with his ten bob head) are shocking.
32 Posted 29/05/2015 at 15:13:39
This big Belgian lump is useless, 㿈m useless and I hate to say I am a shareholder of 20 years. now.
33 Posted 29/05/2015 at 15:22:45
34 Posted 29/05/2015 at 15:23:11
35 Posted 29/05/2015 at 15:32:34
36 Posted 29/05/2015 at 15:41:11
I think he is great on the break, and useful cutting in from the right wing, but his hold-up play is clumsy and he is not looking to pull defenders out of position for his teamates to exploit.
I can understand that his physique is not designed for hurrying and harrying defenders, and he may need to preserve energy for when he gets a chance to sprint. However, he seems too selfish in his outlook, showing regular disdain to his colleagues if they decide not to pass to him, or shoot themselves.
I think we would see the best of him if he played with a strike partner. He is ok away from home looking for a quick break but he definitely needs help in the box. The manager should have seen this by now, and at least switched to 4-4-2 on occasion, or 3-5-2.
37 Posted 29/05/2015 at 16:10:38
39 Posted 29/05/2015 at 22:06:08
In interviews he has spoken of off field problems and I hope his father makes it to Goodison regularly, if it means we will see Rom returning to his 2013 vintage. Perhaps he should grow back the dread locks.
40 Posted 29/05/2015 at 23:50:02
41 Posted 30/05/2015 at 03:55:25
Phil, John Stones improved marginally, as for the rest most went backwards. And that is down to Martines. His job is to get the best out of every individual, he failed.
42 Posted 30/05/2015 at 09:05:27
Just the thought of going in to a new season with him as our leading striker is so bleeding depressing. Just what does he offer the rest of the team? It is quite obvious to me none of them can read him or anticipate how he plays. For gods sake, sell while hot!
43 Posted 30/05/2015 at 09:15:17
Gary Lineker was 25 when he joined us, so bound to be a more rounded player. I still reckon weÂll make big money on the lad when we eventually sell him.
44 Posted 30/05/2015 at 10:33:48
45 Posted 30/05/2015 at 12:02:05
46 Posted 30/05/2015 at 12:22:41
47 Posted 30/05/2015 at 12:35:37
We finally sign a player who can score goals, is young, and is a great prospect and his new nickname is "feckin useless lump".
48 Posted 30/05/2015 at 14:18:56
He could be running round Wembley holding the Emirates Cup aloft this time next year. The Emirates FA Cup is the name which will be used from next season and Greg Dyke says "the partnership will help take the tournament to new audiences". Of course it will, Greg Â– it has nothing to do with the money that the Football Association will take from selling its footballing soul Â– good job our FA is not money mad isnÂt it?
49 Posted 30/05/2015 at 15:16:43
50 Posted 30/05/2015 at 15:32:35
IÂm in agreement with those who say he doesnÂt put himself about as much as he should/can and can look disinterested and does frustrate me at times but not all strikers run about like a suarez or aguero .....and Mick, I think his record says he can score in the PL in open play!
51 Posted 30/05/2015 at 15:52:41
When we played Stoke City last season, Delboy lashed three crosses across the 6-yard area, he stood looking at them and then told the Spanish kid "give it to me"". Early in the second half Delboy smashed another cross in again Lukaku looked at it and indicated "give it to me" Delboy pointed at the 6-yard area and indicated to Lukaku "get in there" pointing where the ball was consistently going. Maybe he will learn and maybe, Pete a boot up his backside would help him learn quicker.
52 Posted 30/05/2015 at 16:15:06
53 Posted 30/05/2015 at 19:46:40
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