Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been excluded from the nominations for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year awards.
For the first time in 10 years, the two greatest players of the modern game do not appear on the shortlist for the awards, for which Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski are considered favourites to win.
Names of footballer nominated for UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2020
Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer nominated for UEFA Men’s Player of the Year
Women’s Player of the Year: Bronze, Harder, Renard
Men’s Coach of the Year: Flick, Klopp, Nagelsmann
Women’s Coach of the Year: Cortés, Lerch, Vasseur
Women’s Goalkeeper of the Season: Bouhaddi, Endler, Paños
Women’s Defender of the Season: Bronze, Goessling, Renard
Women’s Midfielder of the Season: Gunnarsdóttir, Marozsán, Popp
Women’s Forward of the Season: Cascarino, Harder, Miedema
Europa League Player of the Season: Banega, Bruno Fernandes, Lukaku