Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk are named candidates for this year’s UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk are named candidates for this year’s UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, European football’s organization declared on weekday. The prize are going to be awarded to at least one of the trio throughout the draw for the Champions League cluster stage in Principality of Monaco on August twenty nine, once they were shortlisted by a jury of coaches and journalists.

England’s Australopithecus afarensis Bronze, Ballon d’Or winner adenosine deaminase Hegerberg and France’s Amandine Henry are shortlisted for the women’s award. All three play for European champions Lyon. Van Dijk has joined Messi and Ronaldo, the 2 picture players of their generation, on the rank once star in defence for city as they won a sixth Champions League and came getting ready to winning their initial domestic league title in twenty nine years.

Messi won the primary edition of the award in 2011 whereas Ronaldo has won it on 3 occasions, in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Luka Modric is that the current holder of the men’s award once winning the Champions League and taking Croatia to the planet final in 2018, whereas Wolfsburg’s Danish striker Pernille Harder bagged the women’s prize. Save my name, email, and web site during this browser for future time I comment.

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