19 year old Olle ”Ollelito” Arbin today became the historical first winner of the Swedish eFootball Player of the Year award, a new prize from the Swedish Football Association, recognizing the top Swedish performances now also on the digital football pitch.
The award was handed out on the TV broadcasted show ”Fotbollsåret 2020”, which celebrates the top Swedish performances and football players. Olle ”Ollelito” Arbin from Borås competes in EA SPORTS FIFA games and represents Swedish esport organization Ninjas in Pyjamas, and have since 2018 also at several occasions played for the Swedish National Team in competitive matches.
Motivation from the jury: “After having gotten his big international breakthrough this past season, with a Top 5 placement on the world ranking and as first Swede ever to win a FUT Champions Cup, we have the pleasure to announce that the winner of the new award as Swedish eFootball Player of the Year 2020 is Olle “Ollelito” Arbin.
Olle himself comments the award: “I am incredibly proud of winning this award. When I started playing FIFA competitively, I could have never imagined how far I would come. The past season has been incredible. Winning the FUT Champions Cup in Atlanta and becoming European Champion later on in the year.
Over the past few years, I have been grinding a lot. If there is one thing I can give as advice for the aspiring FIFA players out there; work hard and you will succeed.
A special shoutout to the ones that have supported and helped me during this journey.”