Sports Desk: UEFA has today announced the names of the nominees shortlisted for the 2018/19 UEFA Men's and Women’s Player of the Year Awards.
The awards will be presented at the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony, which will take place in Monaco on Thursday 29 August.
For the men's award, the shortlist of three players was selected by a jury composed of 80 coaches of the clubs which participated in the group stages of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, together with 55 journalists from each of UEFA's 55 member associations, selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group.
The coaches and journalists were requested to select a shortlist of three players by allocating respectively five points, three points and one point to each of them. The final result was based on the total number of votes cast by the coaches and the journalists. The coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.
The three players who received the most points overall following the conclusion of the voting, in alphabetical order, are:
Lionel MESSI (Argentina – FC Barcelona)
Cristiano RONALDO (Portugal – Juventus)
Virgil VAN DIJK (Netherlands – Liverpool FC)
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