UEFA has revealed all the award winners on Thursday during the Champions League draw.
Robert Lewandowski has been awarded the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for his outstanding season with Bayern Munich. He guided the team to the continental treble by scoring 55 goals in all competitions.
Let’s take a look at all the other UEFA award winners:
UCL Goalkeeper of the Season
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Neuer has been phenomenal at the back for Bayern. Even in the Champions League final, he made some crucial saves to keep Neymar and Mbappe at bay. He won his second continental treble with Bayern.
UCL Defender of the Season
Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Many believed that Bayern would find it extremely difficult to find Phillip Lahm’s replacement at right-back. But Kimmich has made the right-back position his own and has drawn comparison to Lahm for his footballing sense. He also sometimes play as a defensive midfielder for his impressive range of passing and awareness.
UCL Midfielder of the Season
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City/Belgium)
Although City couldn’t get past Lyon in the quarter-finals, De Bruyne was the sole bright spot of the entire team. On a personal front, he provided 20+ assists in the Premier League equaling Thiery Henry’s record.
UCL Forward of the Season
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich/Poland)
After winning the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, it was obvious that Lewandowski would definitely win the UCL Forward of the Season award as well.
UCL Men’s Coach of the Year
Hansi Flick (Bayern Munich)
After taking charge of Bayern Munich in the middle of the season and then guiding the team to a continental treble, it deserves special recognition. Flick has done some outstanding work at Bayern. He has made the Bavarians the most dominant team in Europe once again.
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