The UEFA best player award ceremony for the 2020/2021 season will be held in Istanbul (Turkey) on August 26. Who will be the owner of this award?
Bright faces revealed
Recently, the shortlist for the title of ‘UEFA Player of the Year’ for the 2020/21 season has been announced. Surprisingly, there were no two superstars in it, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Even the Portuguese striker ranked 9th with 16 points, slightly better than M10 when he was in 4th place with 148 points.
The absence of both living legends is something that has been recognized by experts. Because in the last season, both Barcelona and Juventus only reached the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. Understandably, this is the reason why both were not included in this year’s shortlist.
Accordingly, the shortlist was selected from the voting results of 24 coaches from the teams participating in EURO 2021 and 80 coaches from the clubs participating in the Champions League (32) and Europa League (48) group stages last season. In addition, 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group also participated in the vote.
Those who voted for the best 3 names according to their own assessment. Each position has a different scale: 5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place, and 1 point for 3rd place. According to the rules, the coach is not allowed to vote for the player of his ball. The three names shortlisted for the final UEFA noble title are quite interesting when all are players playing in the midfield: Kevin De Bruyne, N’golo Kante, Jorginho.
All 3 had a relatively successful season at club level tournaments when they led their subjective team to win noble titles, especially reaching the final of the UEFA Champions League season. tournament 2020/2021.
Who will be named?
With Kevin De Bruyne, the Belgian midfielder had a pretty successful season with Manchester City. Midfielder born in 1991 helped the club win a domestic double title and especially reached the final battle in the C1 arena. However, De Bruyne and his teammates lost to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea with the only goal of Kai Havertz.
Back to the national team. At the EURO 2020 final, De Bruyne was not allowed to play too much due to a relatively serious injury. Therefore, he and his teammates at home had a rather disappointing tournament when they only reached the quarterfinals. This makes the Belgian midfielder not appreciated for the title of “Men’s player of the year”.
The remaining two names on the shortlist are from Chelsea club – the UEFA Champions League winners in the 2020/21 season. In a sublime season of the Stamford Bridge team, it is not surprising that N’golo Kante and Jorginho were on the final UEFA shortlist.
French midfielder – N’golo Kante is one of the best names, this player brought the Blues to the European throne and was voted the best player in the last 3 matches. In the final, the midfielder wearing the number 7 shirt locked many key factors on the opponent’s side. Although EURO 2020 was not too successful for Kante, up to now, the 30-year-old star still deserves to be on the shortlist.
As for Jorginho, he had the most successful season of his career. The Italian midfielder was an important link in Chelsea’s play under Thomas Tuchel, thereby helping the Stamford Bridge team win the elephant ear trophy and the European Super Cup.
J5 is also an irreplaceable player for coach Roberto Mancini in the team, on the way to lead the blue team to a well-deserved Euro championship. An important player at the country’s football team in the shape of a boot. Many people have said that the UEFA Player of the Year award belongs to the star who is on the staff of the Chelsea club.
The results of the UEFA best player will be announced at the draw for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, which will take place on August 26. Who will be named in Istanbul (Turkey)?
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