Lionel Messi

UEFA Men's Player of the Year: Messi, Ronaldo or Van Dijk


Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk have been nominated for the 2018/19 UEFA Men's Player of the Year award.


Lionel Messi is nominated Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina) The top goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League and the European Golden Shoe winner picked up his tenth Liga title.


Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal) The UEFA Nations League winner and top goalscorer at the finals also scooped his first Serie A title.


Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands) The final man of the match for the UEFA Champions League winners also reached the UEFA Nations League showpiece.


Virgil van Dijk is on the shortlistThe shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the 80 coaches of the clubs that participated in the group stages of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League (32) and UEFA Europa League (48), along with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, one from each of UEFA's member associations.


The other award shortlists Goalkeeper of the Season : Alisson Becker, Hugo Lloris, Marc-André ter Stegen Defender of the Season : Trent Alexander-Arnold, Matthijs de Ligt, Virgil van Dijk Midfielder of the Season : Frenkie de Jong, Christian Eriksen, Jordan Henderson Forward of the Season : Sadio Mané, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Women's Player of the Year : Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg, Amandine Henry Europa League Player of the Season : Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard, Luka Jović






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