UEFA Champions has released the long awaited list of nominees for the Player of the Year award.
UEFA shall be awarding the best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and forward – and all nominees are in these categories.
Bayern is taking the lead for having the most number of nominees, which frankly, doesn’t come as a surprise, considering their performance this season. Bayern currently have seven players listed as nominees out of 12 total players!
The nominees for Men’s Champions League are as follows:
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Neuer (Bayern), Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid)
Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern), Alphonso Davies (Bayern), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern)
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Thomas Müller (Bayern), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern)
Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
For the women’s Champions League, Lyon is taking the lead – for reasons similar to Bayern.
And the nominees for the Women’s Champions League are as follows:
Goalkeepers: Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon), Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain), Sandra Paños (Barcelona)
Defenders: Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Lena Goessling (Wolfsburg), Wendie Renard (Lyon)
Midfielders: Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (Lyon/Wolfsburg), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon), Alex Popp (Wolfsburg)
Forwards: Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
On 1 October, 2020, all winners shall be declared during the 2020/21 Champions League group stage draw.