AFOTY: Gervinho says it is a 'pleasure' to be nominated

Gervinho's first season with Roma in Serie A could be judged as a success, he scored nine goals as Roma finished as runners-up to Juventus. The former Arsenal striker scored two goals at the World Cup in Brazil, against Japan and Colombia, but the tournament ended in disappointment as a late loss to Greece meant Ivory Coast failed to qualify for the knock-out stages for the first time at a World Cup.

On his nomination, Gervinho says: "It's a pleasure to be part of the nominees, it's recognition for my good work with the club and the national team".

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