Cristiano Ronaldo’s knockout goals, Gianluigi Buffon’s unbeatable brilliance and Kylian Mbappe’s thrilling emergence all excited during the Champions League last season.

Where previously only one of them would have been recognised with an individual prize, UEFA has announced that the competition’s best players will be awarded with gongs by position.

The best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and attacker of each Champions League season will be given their own prize, starting with recognition for the 2016-17 campaign.

Ronaldo is favourite for the Ballon d’Or and is likely to be presented with UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year prize at the group-stage draw for next season’s Champions League in June.

Another new prize will also see the Europa League’s best player crowned, while Francesco Totti will be honoured at the ceremony, as he collects the UEFA President’s Award after bringing his 25-season Roma career to a conclusion last month.


Full Disclaimer: This article is aggregated from a 3rd party website. We do not own this content. We just syndicate it. Please help support original source/author. Click to visit their site. Thanks

soccer news

This content is aggregated from A news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition they offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials. Please take a minute to check them out. Thanks

View all posts

Add comment

Your email address will not be published.