Bayern, PSG players take the lead in 2019/20 UEFA Champions League nominees

Bayern, PSG players take the lead in 2019/20 UEFA Champions League nominees in which three players were nominated for each of the four 2019/20 UEFA Champions League Positional awards in Best Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder and Forward.

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According to UEFA bulletin monitored by, holders Bayern dominate the positional award shortlists for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season, with seven of their players making the cut following their triumph in Lisbon.

Runners-up Paris Saint-Germain have three players in the running, with Atlético de Madrid and Manchester City the only other clubs represented.

Positional award nominees for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.

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Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Neuer (Bayern), Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid)

Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern), Alphonso Davies (Bayern), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern)

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Thomas Müller (Bayern), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern)

Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)

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What are these awards?

These accolades were introduced in 2016/17 to recognise the season’s best player in each position in Europe’s premier club competition. This year’s winners will be named – along with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and UEFA Women’s Player of the Year – during the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday 1 October. The 2019/20 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season will be announced the following day.

Player rankings (4 to 10)
4 Anthony Lopes (Lyon) – 46 points
5 Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – 28 points
6 Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) – 18 points
= Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 18 points
8 Péter Gulácsi (RB Leipzig) – 15 points
9 Wojciech Szczęsny (Juventus) – 10 points
10 Ederson (Manchester City) – 8 points

4 Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – 79 points
5 Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) – 54 points
6 Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) – 46 points
7 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – 35 points
8 Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – 21 points
9 Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 10 points
10 Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) – 8 points

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4 Serge Gnabry (Bayern) – 46 points
5 Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – 44 points
6 Joshua Kimmich (Bayern) – 40 points
7 Leon Goretzka (Bayern) – 39 points
8 Houssem Aouar (Lyon) – 22 points
9 Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) – 20 points
10 Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) – 18 points

4 Serge Gnabry (Bayern) – 46 points
5 Erling Braut Haaland (Salzburg/Dortmund) – 33 points
= Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 33 points
7 Thomas Müller (Bayern) – 29 points
8 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 18 points
9 Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) – 9 points
10 Sadio Mané (Liverpool) – 8 points

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