Chelsea Kante, Jorginho, De Bruyne In Contention For UEFA Player Of The Season

Chelsea midfield duo Jorginho and N’Golo Kante has been nominated in the UEFA Men’s Player of the year 2020/2021.
Both players alongside Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will be named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2020/21 – the first all-midfield shortlist in the prize’s 11-year history.
According to UEFA, the winner will be named – along with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners – during the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League draw ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday 26 August.
The 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season will be announced the following day.

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The trio top the list of the ten men short list that was released on Thursday.
Other players are nominated are; Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Kylian Mbappé, Raheem Sterling, Cristiano Ronaldo and Erling Haaland.

The shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the following

Twenty four coaches of the teams which participated in this summer’s UEFA EURO 2020.

List of other awards

Women’s Player of the Year: Hermoso, Martens, Putellas
Men’s Coach of the Year: Guardiola, Mancini, Tuchel
Women’s Coach of the Year: Cortés, Gerhardsson, Hayes

Goalkeeper of the Season: Courtois, Ederson, Mendy
Defender of the Season: Azpilicueta, Rúben Dias, Rüdiger
Midfielder of the Season: De Bruyne, Jorginho, Kanté
Forward of the Season: Haaland, Lewandowski, Mbappé

Women’s Goalkeeper of the Season: Berger, Endler, Paños
Women’s Defender of the Season: Eriksson, Mapi Léon, Paredes
Women’s Midfielder of the Season: Bonmatí, Ji, Putellas
Women’s Forward of the Season: Graham Hansen, Hermoso, Martens

Europa League Player of the Season: Cavani, Bruno Fernandes, Gerard Moreno

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