UEFA awards 2021: everything you need to know

Every nominee for the men's and women's awards which will be handed out during the Champions League draw.
UEFA awards 2021: everything you need to know

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.

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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PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
Kevin De BruyneMan CityBelgium
JorginhoChelseaItaly
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.

Winner

Jorginho (Italy)

UEFA Women's Player of the Year nominees :

PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
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.

Winner

Alexia Putellas (Spain)

UEFA Men's Coach of the Year nominees :

COACHTEAMNATIONALITY
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.

Winner

Thomas Tuchel (Germany)

UEFA Women's Coach of the Year nominees :

COACH TEAMNATIONALITY
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.

Winner

Luis Cortes (Spain)

Goalkeeper of the Season nominees :

PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridBelgium
EdersonMan CityBrazil
Edouard MendyChelseaSenegal

Winner

Edouard Mendy (Senegal)

Defender of the Season nominees :

PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
Cesar AzpilicuetaChelseaSpain
Ruben DiasMan CityPortugal
Antonio RudigerChelseaGermany

Winner

Ruben Dias (Portugal)

Midfielder of the Season nominees :

PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
Kevin De BruyneMan CityBelgium
Jorginho Chelsea Italy
N'Golo Kante Chelsea France

Winner

N'Golo Kante (France)

Forward of the Season nominees :

PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
Erling HaalandBorussia DortmundNorway
Kylian MbappePSGFrance
Robert LewandowskiBayern MunichPoland

Winner

Erling Haaland (Norway)

Women's Goalkeeper of the Season nominees :

PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
Ann-Katrin BergerChelseaGermany
Christiane EndlerPSG / LyonChille
Sandra PanosBarcelonaSpain

Winner

Sandra Panos (Spain)

Women's Defender of the Season nominees :

PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
Magdalena ErikssonChelseaSweden
Mapi LeonBarcelonaSpain
Irene ParedesPSG / BarcelonaSpain

Winner

Irene Paredes (Spain)

Women's Midfielder of the Season nominees :

PLAYERCLUBCOUNTRY
Aitana BonmatiBarcelona Spain
Alexia PutellasBarcelona Spain
Ji So-YunChelseaSouth Korea

Winner

Alexia Putellas (Spain)

Women's Forward of the Season nominees :

PLAYER CLUBCOUNTRY
Caroline Graham HansenBarcelonaNorway
Jennifer HermosoBarcelona Spain
Lieke MartensBarcelonaNetherlands

Winner

Jennifer Hermoso (Spain)

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