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UEFA player awards

2021/22 winners Karim Benzema and Alexia Putellas
2021/22 winners Karim Benzema and Alexia Putellas

To kick off each new season, UEFA stages an annual awards ceremony recognising the standout players and coaches from the previous editions of its prestigious men's and women's club competitions.

There are also dedicated awards for a Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season in each of UEFA's major club competitions – the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women's Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League.

The Turkish Football Federation hosted the 2021/22 UEFA Awards ceremony on 26 August in Istanbul.

Men's club competition awards 2017–2022

UEFA's Men's Player of the Year

2021/22: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid and France)

2020/21: Jorginho (Chelsea and Italy)
2019/20: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern and Poland)
2018/19: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands)
2017/18: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid and Croatia)
2016/17: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)

Karim Benzema reflects on memorable 2021/22 campaign

Men's Coach of the Year

2021/22: Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)
2020/21: Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
2019/20: Hans-Dieter Flick (Bayern)

Carlo Ancelotti: Men's Coach of the Year 2021/22

UEFA Europa League Player of the season

2021/22: Filip Kostić (Eintracht Frankfurt)
2020/21: Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
2019/20: Romelu Lukaku (Inter)
2018/19: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
2017/18: Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)
2016/17: Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

UEFA Europa League Young Player of the season

2021/22: Ansgar Knauff (Eintracht Frankfurt)

UEFA Europa Conference League Player of the season

2021/22: Lorenzo Pellegrini (AS Roma)

UEFA Europa Conference League Young Player of the season

2021/22: Luis Sinisterra (Feyenoord)

Women's club competition awards

UEFA's Women's Player of the Year

2021/22: Alexia Putellas (Barcelona and Spain)

2020/21: Alexia Putellas (Barcelona and Spain)
2019/20: Pernille Harder (Chelsea and Denmark)
2018/19: Lucy Bronze (Lyon and England)
2017/18: Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg and Denmark)
2016/17: Lieke Martens (Barcelona and Netherlands)

Top scorer: All Alexia Putellas' 2021/22 UWCL goals

UEFA Women's Champions League Player of the Season

2021/22: Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)

UEFA Women's Champions League Young Player of the Season

2021/22: Selma Bacha (Lyon)

Women's Coach of the Year

2021/22: Sarina Wiegman (England)
2020/21: Lluís Cortés (Barcelona)
2019/20: Jean-Luc Vasseur (Lyon)

Sarina Wiegman: Women's Coach of the Year 2021/22

Previous winners