Uefa has announced on it official website today the nominees for the champions league positional award for the 2020/21 season
There are three players nominated for each of the four 2020/21 UEFA Champions League positional awards: best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward.
Eight players made the cut from the premier league and it came as no surprise as the final was an all English team final (Chelsea and Man city) with Five players picked from Chelsea and three from Man City while Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borrusia Dortmund and PSG all had one representative each.
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Ederson (Manchester City), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
Defenders: César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Rúben Dias (Manchester City), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea)
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Jorginho (Chelsea), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Forwards: Erling Haaland (Dortmund), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Kylian Mbappé (Paris)
Also the nominees for the Europa player of the season has been announced with Bruno Fernandes, Gerard Moreno and Edinson Cavani making the cut
Note: These accolades were introduced in 2016/17 to recognise the season’s best player in each position in Europe’s premier club competition. This year’s winners will be named – along with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and UEFA Women’s Player of the Year – during the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday 26 August. The 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season will be announced the following day.