Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi failed to make UEFA’s Champions League positional awards shortlist
for the first time
Winners Bayern Munich has seven stars nominated following triumph in Lisbon.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both failed to make the final shortlist for UEFA’s positional
awards next month.
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The awards recognize the top performers in each position during the 2019-20 Champions League campaign,
with the shortlist comprising of players with the most votes from a special jury.
Both Messi and Ronaldo have always made the final shortlist but this year will see neither man up for the forward’s award.
Predictably, Bayern Munich have dominated proceedings with seven players nominated across the four categories.
FC Bayern’s star, Manuel Neuer is up for the best goalkeeper award, against PSG’s Keylor Navas and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.
David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, and Joshua Kimmich dominated the defender list while Thomas Muller and
Liverpool-bound Thiago Alcantara are up against Manchester City star,
Kevin De Bruyne for best midfielder.
Robert Lewandowski is the favorite to win the UEFA’s best forward award will battle it out with
PSG duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.