UEFA awards 2021: everything you need to know

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Every nominee for the men's and women's awards which will be handed out during the Champions League draw.
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Every nominee for the men’s and women’s awards which will be handed out during the Champions League draw. As Europe’s elite football clubs get set to embark on a new Champions League campaign, there will be a moment to reflect on the season just gone. UEFA will be handing out individual awards to some of the best players from the 2021 season. Although, with plenty of prestige associated with the continental accolades.

So what are the UEFA awards and which players are nominated for them this year? And also who are the winners of UEFA awards 2021? SportzPoint has all the details for you.

Read Also : Nominees for UEFA Men’s player of the year and coach of the year

What are the UEFA awards?

The UEFA awards are a set of annual prizes given to individual players and coaches in recognition of their performances over the previous season. Usually announced at the Champions League group stage draw ceremony. However, there are also categories devoted to the best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward.

Winners are decided by a jury, which comprises the 32 coaches of the teams that competed in the 2020-21 Champions League group stage and 55 journalists from UEFA’s 55 member associations.

Although. Coaches are not allows to vote for their own players. You can see all the nominees & Winners below.

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year nominees :

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Kevin De BruyneMan CityBelgium
N’Golo KanteChelseaFrance

The three men’s Player of the Year nominees come from the Premier League, with Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne competing with Chelsea duo Jorginho and N’Golo Kante. Jorginho is considered a frontrunner for the award having helped Chelsea to Champions League glory while also clinching Euro 2020 with Italy.


Jorginho (Italy)

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year nominees :

Jennifer HermosoBarcelonaSpain
Lieke MartensBarcelonaNetherlands
Alexia PutellasBarcelonaSpain

All three of the nominees for the women’s Player of the Year award are drawn from Barcelona. All of them won the Women’s Champions League, the Superliga Femenina and the Copa de la Reina.


Alexia Putellas (Spain)

Also Read : Top 10 European teams by UEFA rankings

UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year nominees :

Pep GuardiolaMan CitySpain
Roberto ManciniItalyItaly
Thomas TuchelPSG / ChelseaGermany

Italy coach Roberto Mancini figures in the top three after guiding the Azzurri to European Championship success, while Thomas Tuchel’s maiden Chelsea campaign, in which he won the Champions League, earned him a nomination. Pep Guardiola is the final nominee after steering Man City to the Premier League title.


Thomas Tuchel (Germany)

UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year nominees :

Luis CortesBarcelonaSpain
Peter GerhardssonSweden Sweden
Emma HayesChelseaEngland

Luis Cortes’ trophy-laden season with Barcelona sees him in the nominees. Along with Sweden coach Peter Gerhardsson and Chelsea boss Emma Hayes completing the line up.


Luis Cortes (Spain)

Goalkeeper of the Season nominees :

Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridBelgium
EdersonMan CityBrazil
Edouard MendyChelseaSenegal


Edouard Mendy (Senegal)

Read Also : Medics who saved Christian Eriksen at Euros to receive UEFA President’s Award

Defender of the Season nominees :

Cesar AzpilicuetaChelseaSpain
Ruben DiasMan CityPortugal
Antonio RudigerChelseaGermany


Ruben Dias (Portugal)

Midfielder of the Season nominees :

Kevin De BruyneMan CityBelgium
Jorginho Chelsea Italy
N’Golo Kante Chelsea France


N’Golo Kante (France)

Forward of the Season nominees :

Erling HaalandBorussia DortmundNorway
Kylian MbappePSGFrance
Robert LewandowskiBayern MunichPoland


Erling Haaland (Norway)

Women’s Goalkeeper of the Season nominees :

Ann-Katrin BergerChelseaGermany
Christiane EndlerPSG / LyonChille
Sandra PanosBarcelonaSpain


Sandra Panos (Spain)

Also Read : Last 20 UEFA Super Cup winners list

Women’s Defender of the Season nominees :

Magdalena ErikssonChelseaSweden
Mapi LeonBarcelonaSpain
Irene ParedesPSG / BarcelonaSpain


Irene Paredes (Spain)

Women’s Midfielder of the Season nominees :

Aitana BonmatiBarcelona Spain
Alexia PutellasBarcelona Spain
Ji So-YunChelseaSouth Korea


Alexia Putellas (Spain)

Women’s Forward of the Season nominees :

Caroline Graham HansenBarcelonaNorway
Jennifer HermosoBarcelona Spain
Lieke MartensBarcelonaNetherlands


Jennifer Hermoso (Spain)

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