UEFA Champions League

The final shortlist of the UEFA POTY and TOTY awards are out.

As it’s expected to be, the teams to go the furthest distance in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League are going to dominate the positional awards. Winners Chelsea and runners-up Manchester City. They make up 12 of the 16 players that are going to be on the podium on the award night. 

Amazingly, none of the top three forwards were from the two finalists. Kai Haverts (Chelsea) come in 7th.  

The other four players …
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
Erling Haaland (Dortmund)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris St. Germain)

 

This year’s winners will be named – along with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and UEFA Women’s Player of the Year – during the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday 26 August.

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 Munich), Kylian Mbappé (Paris St. Germain)

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

 

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

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

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
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Jorginho (Chelsea), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea)

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

 

 

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