UEFA has released lists of nominees for 2020 men’s players of the year award.
On 23rd September, UEFA made official on their Instagram page that One of Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski or Manuel Neuer will win the 2019/20 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer are on the three final man shortlist for the 2019/20 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
UEFA confirmed that The winner will be named along with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners.
The announcement will be made during the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League draw ceremony in Nyon on Thursday 1 October.
The UEFA Europa League Player of the Season will be announced the following day.
The first nominee, Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) Europe’s leading assist provider, laying on a record-equalling 20 assists and 13 goals in the Premier League.
Followed by, Robert Lewandowski (Bayern). Sored 55 goals in 47 games as Bayern won the treble, including a competition-leading 15 in the UEFA Champions League.
The third nominee is Manuel Neuer (Bayern). Missed a solitary game of Bayern’s treble-winning campaign, keeping six clean sheets in the UEFA Champions League and winning the Treble.
The rest of the top ten are:
4 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 53 votes
= Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) 53 votes
6 Thomas Müller (Bayern) 41 votes
7 Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) 39 votes
8 Thiago Alcántara (Bayern) 27 votes
9 Joshua Kimmich (Bayern) 26 votes
10 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 25 votes
The other award shortlists includes:
Women’s Player of the Year: Bronze, Harder, Renard
Men’s Coach of the Year: Flick, Klopp, Nagelsmann
Women’s Coach of the Year: Cortés, Lerch, Vasseur
Goalkeeper of the Season: Navas, Neuer, Oblak
Defender of the Season: Alaba, Davies, Kimmich
Midfielder of the Season: De Bruyne, Thomas Müller, Thiago Alcântara
Forward of the Season: Lewandowski, Mbappé, Neymar
Women’s Goalkeeper of the Season: Bouhaddi, Endler, Paños
Women’s Defender of the Season: Bronze, Goessling, Renard
Women’s Midfielder of the Season: Gunnarsdóttir, Marozsán, Popp
Women’s Forward of the Season: Cascarino, Harder, Miedema
Europa League Player of the Season: Banega, Bruno Fernandes, Lukaku