Chelsea duo of N’Golo Kanté and Jorginho along with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne make up the final three nominees for the UEFA Men’s player of the year. All three players featured in this years Champions League final in Porto.
One of Kevin De Bruyne, Jorginho or N’Golo Kanté will be named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2020/21 UEFA has announced
It is the first in the 11-year history of the award that only midfielders make the final shortlist. All three nominees are also Premier League players unsurprisingly following a year of all English UCL finals.
UEFA Men’s Player of the Year nominees
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium)
Belgium midfielder De Bruyne helped Man City reclaim the Premier League crown, winning the PFA Men’s player of the award in the process. He also won the Carabao Cup and reached the Champions League final. A visionary midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne had joy in providing assists for his team mates. He also scored some incredible goals.
Jorginho (Chelsea & Italy)
The now blond haired midfielder has had a memorable couple of months for club and country. Jorginho won the EURO and Champions League as well as the UEFA Super cup. He played all but one of Chelsea’s UCL games last season. The 28 year-old was an ever present in the starting eleven as Italy strode to glory in EURO 2020.
N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea & France)
As hardworking as ever, Chelsea’s French powerhouse, N’Golo Kanté played a crucial role for the Blue in the 2020/21 season. The former Leicester midfielder put in incredible performances, helping Chelsea win the Champions League for the second time in their history. Kante’s Man of the Match performances in both legs of Chelsea’s semi-final victory over Real Madrid as well as in the final versus City are just a few examples.