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Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been nominated for the coveted 2018/19 UEFA Men's Player of the Year award.
The winner will be announced during the group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday, August 29.
:sparkles:NOMINEES: 2018/19 UEFA Men's Player of the Year:sparkles:
:star: Leo Messi
:star: @Cristiano Ronaldo
:calendar_spiral:️ #UEFAawards winners announced at the #UCLdraw, 29 August :trophy: pic.twitter.com/SLaIUWH62p
- UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 15, 2019
BIG VIRG :punch:@VirgilvDijk has been nominated for the 2018/19 UEFA Men's Player of the Year:sparkles: pic.twitter.com/GChi7RFTqc
- Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 15, 2019
The rest of the top ten:
4. Alisson Becker - 57 points
5. Sadio Mané - 51 points
6. Mohamed Salah - 49 points
7. Eden Hazard - 38 points
8. Matthijs de Ligt - 27 points
8. Frenkie de Jong - 27 points
10. Raheem Sterling - 12 points
Van Dijk was named Man of the Match in the Champions League final as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 to record their sixth European title.
Ronaldo won the UEFA Nations League with Portugal and the Serie A title in his debut season in Italy.
Lionel Messi finished as top scorer in the 2018/19 Champions League campaign and won the European Golden Shoe with an impressive 36 goals.
The other award shortlists:
Goalkeeper of the Season: Alisson Becker, Hugo Lloris, Marc-André ter Stegen
Defender of the Season: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Matthijs de Ligt, Virgil van Dijk
Midfielder of the Season: Frenkie de Jong, Christian Eriksen, Jordan Henderson
Forward of the Season: Sadio Mané, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo
Women's Player of the Year: Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg, Amandine Henry
Europa League Player of the Season: Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard, Luka Jović
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