UEFA recently named their winners for best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, and forward for the 2020-21 Champions League. The initial nominees included two Chelsea players (midfielders), Jorginho and N’Golo Kanté, and the Manchester City captain, namely Kevin de Bruyne. And now, we have learnt that among other Champions League football news, Kanté and Haaland won awards for last season.
Champions League chose the final winners from an initial shortlist of 12 players.
These winners that they selected from 12 nominees received the most points in each positional category in a jury vote.
This jury included coaches from the 32 clubs that competed in the group stage last season. It also consisted of 55 journalists from UEFA’s 55 member associations.
And of course, the rules of jury voting did not allow coaches to vote for players from their own teams.
Champions League Football News – Kanté and Haaland Won Awards
Now, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Dias, N’Golo Kanté, and Erling Haaland have won the positional awards for the 2020-21 Champions League.
Last season, the best goalkeeper Edouard Mendy kept nine clean sheets as Chelsea won the trophy for the second time. They did so by defeating Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final.
Meanwhile, City’s Dias won the award for the best defender, while Chelsea’s Kanté won one for the best midfielder.
The latter was also the UEFA’s man of the match in each leg of the Champions League semi-final and final.
Haaland, a striker for Borussia Dortmund, has become the best forward of the 2020-21 season.