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UEFA Announce Champions League 2020/21's Best Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward Nominees

Mudeet Arora
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Football's governing body in Europe, UEFA have gone ahead and announced the nominees of the awards for the 2020/21 Champions League season's best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker.

Here are the nominees:

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Ederson (Manchester City), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

Defenders: César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Rúben Dias (Manchester City), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Jorginho (Chelsea), N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)

Forwards: Erling Haaland (Dortmund), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Kylian Mbappé (Paris)


Apart from the top three nominees for all positions given above, here are the players nominated in the 4th, 5th and 6th position.

Goalkeepers:

4 Keylor Navas (Paris) – 50 points

5 Manuel Neuer (Bayern) – 36 points

6 Jan Oblak (Atlético) – 35 points

7 Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, now at Paris) – 20 points

8 Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 13 points

9 Agustín Marchesín (Porto) – 4 points

= Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – 4 points

Defenders:

4 Marquinhos (Paris) – 78 points

5 Thiago Silva (Chelsea) – 59 points

6 Kyle Walker (Man. City) – 35 points

7 Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) – 18 points

8 John Stones (Man. City) – 15 points

9 David Alaba (Bayern, now at Real Madrid) – 14 points

= Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) – 14 points

Midfielders:

4 Ilkay Gündogan (Man. City) – 15 points

= Mason Mount (Chelsea) – 15 points

6 Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) – 9 points

= Luka Modrić (Real Madrid) – 9 points

8 Pedri (Barcelona) – 6 points

9 Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool, now at Paris) – 5 points

= Kai Havertz (Chelsea) – 5 points

Forwards:

4 Lionel Messi (Barcelona, now at Paris) – 76 points

5 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 70 points

6 Neymar (Paris) – 23 points

7 Kai Havertz (Chelsea) – 16 points

= Raheem Sterling (Man. City) – 16 points

9 Mason Mount (Chelsea) – 6 points

= Romelu Lukaku (Inter) – 6 points


UEFA awards were introduced ahead of the 2016/17 season.

The awards for this year will be named along with the UEFA Men's Player of the Year and UEFA Women's Player of the Year.

Awards will be handed out on the day of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday 26 August.

The 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season will be announced the following day.

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