UEFA Player of the Year Awards [Men]: Nominees and Prediction

Along with the UCL group stage draw, UEFA will tonight announce the Player of the year awards. Positional player of the season award will also be announced tonight.


The battle for the European glory this year begins today as the UCL group stage draw takes place tonight. Tonight at Geneva, Switzerland the clubs across Europe will get to know what the future holds for them.  But the UCL group stage draw alone won’t take the headlines tomorrow.

The UEFA will crown the Player of the year in both men and women category. Apart from it they’ll name the best coach and best players at each position tonight. Bayern Munich who lifted the trophy in August has the most nominations in men’s category.  In this article we will take a look at the nominees and predictions for the Men’s UEFA awards 2019/20

UEFA Award Winners 2018/19

Liverpool became the UCL Champions last year after defeating Spurs in the final. The following players were awarded with the UEFA awards last year.

UCL award winners 2018/19
  • Player of the year            Virgil Van Dijk
  • Goalkeeper of the year    Alisson Becker
  • Defender of the year      Virgil Van Dijk
  • Midfielder of the year  Frenkie De Jong
  • Forward of the Year      –  Lionel Messi

Nominees and prediction for Men’s UEFA Awards 2019/20

55 journalists who represent each of the UEFA’s member associations along with managers of clubs which were a part of the relevant group stages of UCL and UEL will cast their votes. However the managers cannot vote for the player who is a part of their club.

Player of the Year:

  • Kevin De Bruyne [Manchester City]
  • Robert Lewandowski [Bayern Munich]
  • Manuel Neuer [Bayern  Munich]
Player of the year nominees

Prediction Robert Lewandowski

Coach of the Year:

  • Hansi Flick [Bayern Munich]
  • Jurgen Klopp [Liverpool]
  • Julian Nagelsmann [RB Leipzig]
Manager of the year nominees

Prediction – Hansi Flick

Goalkeeper of the year:

  • Keylor Navas [Paris-Saint Germain]
  • Manuel Neuer [Bayern Munich]
  • Jan Oblak [Atletico Madrid]
Goalkeeper of the year nominees

Prediction – Manuel Neur

Defender of the year:

  • David Alaba [Bayern Munich]
  • Alphonso Davies [Bayern Munich]
  • Joshua Kimmich [Bayern Munich]
Defender of the year nominees

Prediction – Joshua Kimmich

Midfielder of the year: 

  • Kevin De Bruyne [Manchester City]
  • Thomas Muller [Bayern Munich]
  • Thiago Alcantara [Bayern Munich, last season]
Midfielder of the year nominees

Prediction – Kevin De Bruyne

Forward of the year:

  • Robert Lewandowski [Bayern Munich]
  • Kylian Mbappe [Paris Saint-Germain]
  • Neymar [Paris Saint-Germain]
Forward of the year nominees

Prediction – Robert Lewandowski

Apart from the award ceremony the much anticipated UCL group stage draw would also take place tonight. The complete details of the UCL draw is in the article below.

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