Mbappe, Haaland lead UCL award nominations

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Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe have been shortlisted for the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League awards, while UWCL champions Barcelona lead the women’s nominations with eight players recognised.

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes were picked alongside Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno for the Europa League Player of the Season award.

Chelsea are well represented on both Champions League lists with five nominations in the men’s category and three in the women’s.

The awards nominate the three best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards in the European competition.

The winners of the Champions League awards will be announced during the group stage draw on Aug. 26 while the Europa League winners will be announced on 27 August.

Men’s nominees

Goalkeepers:

Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid

Ederson, Manchester City

Edouard Mendy, Chelsea

Defenders:

Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea

Ruben Dias, Manchester City

Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea

Midfielders:

Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City

Jorginho, Chelsea

N’Golo Kante, Chelsea

Forwards:

Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund

Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain

Robert Lewandowksi, Bayern Munich

Women’s nominees

Goalkeepers:

Ann-Katrin Berger, Chelsea Women

Christiane Endler, Paris Saint-Germain, now at Lyon

Sandra Panos, Barcelona

Defenders:

Magdalena Eriksson, Chelsea Women

Maria Pilar Leon, Barcelona

Irene Paredes, Barcelona

Midfielders:

Aitana Bonmati, Barcelona

Alexia Putellas, Barcelona

Ji So-yun, Chelsea Women

Forwards:
Caroline Graham Hansen, Barcelona

Jennifer Hermoso, Barcelona

Lieke Martens, Barcelona

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By FARPost Reporter