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Nominees revealed for 2019/20 UEFA Player of the Year Awards!

UEFA has today, September 23 announced the names of the nominees shortlisted for the 2019/20 UEFA Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, October 1.

On the same occasion and for the first time, UEFA will also honour the coaches who have had the biggest impact over the previous season with the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year and UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year Awards.

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year

For the men’s player 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 2019/20 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: Kevin DE BRUYNE (Belgium – Manchester City FC), Robert LEWANDOWSKI (Poland – FC Bayern München) and Manuel NEUER (Germany – FC Bayern München).

The results for the players who made up the rest of the top ten are available on UEFA.com.

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year

For the women’s player award, the shortlist of three players was selected by a jury composed of the coaches of the eight clubs which participated in the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League final tournament, together with the coaches of the 12 highest-ranked teams in the latest UEFA women’s national team rankings. Twenty journalists specialising in women’s football and selected by the ESM group were also part of the jury.

Similarly to the men’s accolade, 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 from this voting procedure, in alphabetical order, are: Lucy BRONZE (England – Olympique Lyonnais, now at Manchester City Women FC), Pernille HARDER (Denmark – VfL Wolfsburg, now at Chelsea FC Women) and Wendie RENARD (France – Olympique Lyonnais).

The results for the players who made up the rest of the top ten are available on UEFA.com.

UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year

For the men’s coach award, the shortlist of three coaches was selected by a jury composed of 80 coaches of the clubs which participated in the group stages of the 2019/20 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 coaches 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 themselves.

The three coaches who received the most points overall following the conclusion of the voting, in alphabetical order, are: Hans-Dieter FLICK (Germany – FC Bayern München), Jürgen KLOPP (Germany – Liverpool FC) and Julian NAGELSMANN (Germany – RB Leipzig).

The results for the coaches who made up the rest of the top ten are available on UEFA.com.

UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year

For the women’s coach award, the shortlist of three players was selected by a jury composed of the coaches of the eight clubs which participated in the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League final tournament, together with the coaches of the 12 highest-ranked teams in the latest UEFA women’s national team rankings. Twenty journalists specialising in women’s football and selected by the ESM group were also part of the jury.

Similarly to the men’s coach accolade, the coaches and journalists were requested to select a shortlist of three coaches 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 themselves.

The three coaches who received the most points overall following the conclusion of the voting, in alphabetical order, are: Lluís CORTÉS (Spain – FC Barcelona), Stephan LERCH (Germany – VfL Wolfsburg) and Jean-Luc VASSEUR (France – Olympique Lyonnais).

The results for the coaches who made up the rest of the top ten are available on UEFA.com.

The UEFA Player of the Year Awards complement the positional awards, which will crown the best men’s and women’s Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward of the 2019/20 club competition season, and which will also be presented during the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw on Thursday, October 1.

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