The UEFA Champions League Awards

The UEFA Champions League Awards

The UEFA Champions league draw

“The road to Istanbul has begun”

The draw happened recently and teams have been divided into their respective groups

For some teams it was favorable, for some a tough road ahead.

It also saw the best players of the last season crowned.

Goal keeper of the season – Alisson Becker
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Liverpool’s goalkeeper showed his class throughout the last season, making key saves in the final of last season and keeping 6 clean sheets in the last year’s tournament and 21 clean sheets in the Premier League, helping him in winning him the goalkeeper of the season and rightly so.

Defender of the season – Virgil van Dijk
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“Attack wins you games, defence wins you trophies “is a very old saying in football and rightly so.

Liverpool’s wall, the only defender who wasn’t beaten in a one on one throughout the last season, that is just plain scary a big man who can defend that well is an asset for any team and one of the reasons for Liverpool to lift the trophy.

He was also the Man of the Match in the Final in Madrid, and helped his team with his presence at both ends of the field bagging 2 goals in the last edition of the champions league and 4 goals in the premier league.

Midfielder of the season – Frenkie de Jong
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A lad who has won the midfielder of the season at the mere age of 22, he has had an amazing season with Ajax winning the Dutch Eredivisie, Dutch Cup Winner and also a Uefa- nations league runner up, he was the pivotal part of Ajax, the engine of the team, every play went through him, so calm under pressure and always knows the situation of the play with him amazing scanning of the game and always has the solution to the situation drawing comparisons with dutch greats like Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff, which is a lot of pressure , but if we have seen anything this season is his cool during pressure situations and hope to see him do wonders donning the colors of Barcelona for this season.

Forward of the season – Lionel Messi
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How does this guy do it, he is just out of this world, season after season, he is bagging goals and is always in the conversation of the best player in the world. At the age of 32, the Argentinian finished as the champions league top scorer with 12 goals.

Winning the Spanish league with Barcelona with amazing numbers finishing as the top scorer and with the most assists in the last campaign

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year - Virgil van Dijk
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The top three comprised of Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus who has lifted the award three times, Lionel Messi, who is a two time winner, but it was Virgil Van Dijk who fended off the competition to lift the award.

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