UEFA have announced the winners of the 2018/19 Champions League positional awards winners during Thursday’s Champions League group stage draw.

Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season 2018/19

Liverpool’s Alisson Becker has won the Goalkeeper of the Season award for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign. In his first season with the Reds after a move from Roma, Alisson wore the No. 13 shirt. He made some key saves in the tight final in Madrid as Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League. The 26-year-old Brazilian also kept 21 Premier League clean sheets, landing the Premier League’s Golden Glove award.

Top Ten Goalkeeper of the Season:

*Only nine goalkeepers were voted for

1 Alisson Becker (Liverpool)  – 334 points
2 Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 136 points
3 Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – 105 points
4
 Jan Oblak (Atletico) – 36 points
5 Andre Onana (Ajax) – 28 points
6 Ederson (Manchester City) – 20 points
7 Samir Handanovic (Inter) – 3 points
8= Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) – 2 points
8= David de Gea (Manchester United) – 2 points

Alisson’s season in numbers:

Honours: UEFA Champions League, Premier League runner-up

Individual accolades: UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season, Premier League Golden Glove

UEFA Champions League
Appearances: 13
Minutes: 1170
Clean sheets: 6
Goals conceded: 12

Premier League
Appearances: 38
Clean sheets: 21

Champions League Defender of the Season 2018/19

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has won the Defender of the Season award for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign. The 28-year-old Dutchman was a colossus as the Reds won their sixth European Cup, and was named man of the match following his imperious performance in the decider in Madrid.
Van Dijk was also named as the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2018/19.

Top Ten Defender of the Season:

1 Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – 349 points
2 Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax, now Juventus) – 205 points
3 Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 29 points
4 Andy Robertson (Liverpool) – 16 points
5 Gerard Pique (Barcelona) – 14 points
6 Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) – 12 points 
7 Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) – 8 points
8= Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – 5 points
8= Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) – 5 points
8= Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – 5 points

Van Dijk’s season in numbers:

Honours:
UEFA Champions League
Premier League runner-up
UEFA Nations’ League runner-up

Individual accolades:
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
PFA Players’ Player of the Season
Liverpool Players’ and Fans’ Player of the Season

UEFA Champions League
Appearances: 12
Minutes: 1080
Clean sheets: 5
Goals conceded: 12
Goals: 2
Assists: 2

Premier league
Appearances: 38
Goals: 4

Champions League Midfielder of the Season 2018/19

Frenkie de Jong has won the Midfielder of the Season award for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign following his impressive performances for Ajax. The 22-year-old became one of the hottest properties in European football as Ajax surprised all the top clubs including Real Madrid and Juventus to battle their way through to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. But eventually, they bowed out to Tottenham in the semi-final.
Frenkie De Jong’s inspired Champions League performances has earned him a move to Barcelona this season.

Top Ten Midfielder of the Season:

1 Frenkie de Jong (Ajax, now Barcelona)  – 222 points
2 Christian Eriksen (Tottenham) – 60 points
3 Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – 59 points
4
 Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 52 points
5 Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) – 48 points
6 Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham) – 22 points
7 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 21 points
8= Dusan Tadic (Ajax) – 20 points
8= Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) – 20 points
10= Donny van de Beek (Ajax) – 19 points
10= Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) – 19 points

De Jong’s season in numbers:

Honours:
Eredivisie winner
Dutch Cup winner
UEFA Nations League runner-up

Individual accolades:
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
Eredivisie Player of the Season
UEFA Nations League Young Player of the Tournament

UEFA Champions League
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 986
Goals: 0
Assists: 0

Eredivisie
Appearances: 31
Goals: 3

Champions League Forward of the Season 2018/19

Lionel Messi has won the Forward of the Season award for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign. The 32-year-old Argentinian had another dazzling season in Europe’s top club competition, finishing as the UEFA Champions League’s top scorer with 12 goals even though Barcelona were eliminated in the semi-finals by eventual winners Liverpool.

Top Ten Forward of the Season:

1 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 285 points
2 Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 109 points
3
 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 91 points
4
 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 83 points
5 Dusan Tadic (Ajax) – 35 points
6 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 15 points
7 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) – 10 points
8= Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 9 points
8= Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 9 points
10 Leroy Sane (Manchester City) – 6 points

Messi’s season in numbers:

Honours:
Spanish Liga winner

Individual accolades:
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season
UEFA Champions League top scorer
ESM Golden Shoe winner
LaLiga top scorer and assist provider

UEFA Champions League
Appearances: 10
Minutes: 837
Goals: 12
Assists: 3

LaLiga
Appearances: 34
Goals: 36

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