Union of European Football Associations has released nominations for the Men’s player of the year.
The nomination covers performances during the 2020/2021 season based on both Club and International outings.
As expected, Chelsea Midfielder Jorginho who won the UEFA Champions League with the European Championship with Chelsea and Italy headlines the nomination alongside club teammate Ngolo Kante and Kevin De Bruyne.
Kante is among the Chelsea side that lifted the Champions League in Porto after beating Premier League rivals Manchester City, thanks to a first half strike from Kai Harverzt.
Kevin De Brunye on the other side won the English Premier League trophy with City and was very influential in their entire season only to be forced out of the UCL final following a clash with a Chelsea defender.
The winner will be named – along with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners – during the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League draw ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday 26 August.
Meanwhile The 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season will be announced the following day.