Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Chelsea combine N’Golo Kante and Jorginho. They are within the running for UEFA’s 2020-21 male player of the year grant. After topping an all-midfield shortlist distributed on Thursday.
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Jorginho have been shortlisted. For the UEFA men’s player of the year prize for the 2020/21 season. Also, nearby Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, European football’s administering body reported on Thursday.
All included in Euro 2020 De Bruyne for Belgium, Kante with France, and Jorginho. Moreover, with the champs Italy and the shortlist. It is the first within the 11-year presence of the grant to highlight only midfielders.
The winner will be uncovered at a ceremony in Istanbul next Thursday. August 26, when the draw for this season’s Champions League will take place.
Jorginho and Kante
Midfield duo Jorginho and Kante both featured. As Chelsea beat De Bruyne’s City 1-0. Within the Champions League last in Porto in May. Jorginho at that point helped Italy win Euro 2020.
The shortlisted was chosen by a jury composed of the coaches of the 24 national groups. They took part in Euro 2020, 80 coaches of the clubs which played. In the group stages of the final season’s Champions League and Europa League. As well as one writer from each of UEFA’s 55 part associations. UEFA did not uncover the number of votes cast for the three.
Lionel Messi, the six times Ballon d’Or victor. It has moved from Barcelona to Paris St Germain. He was fourth on the list.
Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. The final year’s winner came in fifth with PSG’s Gianluigi Donnarumma. Also, to Kylian Mbappe 6th and seventh.
The beat player from Euro 2020 finalists England. It was Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in the eighth. Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Also, it was ninth and Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland 10th.
The women’s awards were voted for by the coaches of clubs. They reached the final 16 of the women’s Champions League. As well as the coaches of the beat 12 women’s national groups. Along with a panel of journalists.