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UEFA Player of the Year award winners for 2018/19

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

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2018/19

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018/19. The Dutch international beat off competition from three-time UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and two-time winner Lionel Messi. The 28-year-old centre-back received the trophy on stage in Monaco during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw on Thursday.

The top ten list for the Men’s Player of the Year 2018/19:

1 Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool & Netherlands) – 305 points
2 Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) – 207 points
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus & Portugal) – 74 points
5 Sadio Mané (Liverpool & Senegal) – 51 points
6 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool & Egypt) – 49 points
7 Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid & Belgium) – 38 points
8= Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus & Netherlands) – 27 points
8= Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona & Netherlands) – 27 points
10 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City & England) – 12 points

Virgil Van Dijk played a very important role in Liverpool’s path of European success. He was named man of the match as his side edged out Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid in the Champions League 2018/19 final. Van Dijk arrived at Liverpool from Southampton in January 2018. Since then he has always played fearless football and has kept more clean sheets than any other defender in Europe’s top five leagues in 2018/19. While Liverpool fell narrowly short in the Premier League, his solid presence (and occasional goalscoring efforts) provided the platform for their sixth European Cup.

Van Dijk’s season in numbers:

Honours:
UEFA Champions League winner
UEFA Nations League runner-up
English Premier 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
Goals: 2
Assists: 2

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Premier league
Appearances: 38
Goals: 4
Assists: 2

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Roll of honour

*Known as the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award from 2010/11 to 2015/16 inclusive

2018/19 – Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool & Netherlands)
2017/18
 ─ Luka Modric (Real Madrid & Croatia)
2016/17 ─ Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)
2015/16 ─ Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)
2014/15 ─ Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina)
2013/14 ─ Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)
2012/13 ─ Franck Ribery (Bayern & France)
2011/12 ─ Andres Iniesta (Barcelona & Spain)
2010/11 ─ Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina)

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year 2018/19

Lyon and England right-back Lucy Bronze has won the 2018/19 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award. Bronze, the seventh different winner of the prize in its seven-year history and the first defender, finished ahead of fellow nominees and Lyon team-mates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry. She was one of five players from the UEFA Women’s Champions League winners in the top ten, with 2017/18 Player of the Year, Wolfsburg’s Pernille Harder at fifth position.

The top ten list for the Women’s Player of the Year 2018/19:

1 Lucy Bronze (Lyon & England) – 88 points
Ada Hegerberg (Lyon) – 56 points
3
 Amandine Henry (Lyon & France) – 44 points
4 Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal & Netherlands) – 31 points
5 Ellen White (Birmingham City, now Manchester City & England) – 22 points
6 Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg & Denmark) – 21 points
7 Dzsenifer Marozsan (Lyon & Germany) – 12 points
8 Caroline Graham Hansen (Wolfsburg, now Barcelona & Norway) – 10 points
9= Lieke Martens (Barcelona & Netherlands) – 9 points
9= Wendie Renard (Lyon & France) – 9 points

Lucy Bronze’s season awards:

Honours:
EFA Women’s Champions League winner
French League winner
French Cup winner

Individual accolades:
UEFA Women’s Champions League Squad of the Season

England
FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final
FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver BallSheBelieves Cup winner

Previous award finishes: 5th (2018), 8th (2017)

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Roll of honour

2018/19 ─ Lucy Bronze (Lyon & England)
2017/18
 ─ Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg & Denmark)
2016/17 
─ Lieke Martens (Rosengard/Barcelona & Netherlands)
2015/16
 ─ Ada Hegerberg (Lyon & Norway)
2014/15 
─ Celia Sasic (FFC Frankfurt & Germany)
2013/14
 ─ Nadine Kessler (Wolfsburg & Germany)
2012/13
 ─ Nadine Angerer (FFC Frankfurt & Germany)

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