Chelsea bags five nominations for Champions League Player of the Year, with N’Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger up for the top prizeAugust 14, 2021
Nominees for the Champions League Player of the Year award have been revealed.
The list was dominated by five Chelsea stars after they beat Manchester City in the final of the Champions League last season.
Five Chelsea players, Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Antonio Rudiger, and N’Golo Kante made the cut, while three Manchester City men, Ederson, Rúben Dias, and Kevin De Bruyne take the Premier League contingent to eight. Real Madrid, Dortmund, Bayern, and Paris Saint-Germain are also represented.
See the full list below.
Positional award nominees for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League
Defender of the Season nominees
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Ederson (Manchester City), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
Defenders: César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Rúben Dias (Manchester City), Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea)
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Jorginho (Chelsea), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Forwards: Erling Haaland (Dortmund), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Kylian Mbappé (Paris)