Champions League Positional Award Nominees Revealed for 2019/20 Season

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Final
The Champions League positional award nominees have been announced | Pool/Getty Images

Uefa have announced the nominees for the Champions League positional awards for the 2019/20 competition.

The awards were introduced in 2016/17 to recognise the best individual player in each position in domestic football's most prestigious cup competition.

Unsurprisingly, Champions League winners Bayern Munich dominate the shortlist, with seven of the 12 players nominated representing the European champions.

Robert Lewandowski will be among the favourites to take the forward's award after the Poland international hit a ridiculous 15 goals in just ten9 appearances during last season's competition.

Spare a thought for Jerome Boateng - the only member of the Bayern back four not nominated for the defender's award.

Kingsley Coman
Bayern Munich dominate the nominee shortlist | David Ramos/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid and Manchester City claim a single nominee each, while beaten finalists PSG have three players on the shortlist.

City's lone nominee is Kevin De Bruyne, who was particularly excellent during the Citizens' famous first leg last 16 victory over Real Madrid.

He will face stiff competition in the midfielder category from Liverpool-bound Thiago Alcántara and Thomas Muller - who pitched in with four goals and three assists during the competition, and was a standout performer during Bayern's demolition of Chelsea in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

Thiago, Thomas Mueller, Javi Martinez
Teammates Thiago and Muller are both midfield nominees | TF-Images/Getty Images

Unsurprisingly, Atletico's single player on the shortlist in goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

There is one winner per position, and they will be announced on Thursday 1 October during the Champions League group stage draw, alongside the Uefa Men's and Women's Player of the Year.

The full list of nominees is as follows [via]:

1. Goalkeepers

Manuel Neuer
Neuer kept a clean sheet in the Champions League final and semi final | Pool/Getty Images

Keylor Navas (PSG), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid)

2. Defenders

David Alaba, Alphonso Davies
All three defender nominees are Bayern players | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

3. Midfielders

Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne was outstanding against Real | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern Munich)

4. Forwards

Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski had a stunning tournament | Pool/Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)