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UEFA player awards

2020/21 winners Jorginho and Alexia Putellas
2020/21 winners Jorginho 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.

2020/21 Men's Player of the Year - Jorginho
2020/21 Men's Player of the Year - Jorginho

In addition to the overall titles of Men’s Player of the Year, Men’s Coach of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year, and Women’s Coach of the Year, UEFA also presents positional awards to the top goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward for each of the Men’s and Women’s Champions League competitions. There is a separate award for the UEFA Europa League Player of the season.

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

Men’s club competition awards 2017-2021

UEFA's Men's Player of the Year

2020/21: Jorginho (Chelsea and Italy)

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

Men's Coach of the Year

2020/21 Men's Coach of the Year - Thomas Tuchel
2020/21 Men's Coach of the Year - Thomas Tuchel

2020/21: Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
2019/20: Hans-Dieter Flick (Bayern)

Goalkeeper of the UEFA Champions League season

2020/21: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea and Senegal)
2019/20: Manuel Neuer (Bayern and Germany)
2018/19: Alisson Becker (Liverpool and Brazil)
2017/18: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid and Costa Rica)
2016/17: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus and Italy)

Defender of the UEFA Champions League season

2020/21: Rúben Dias (Manchester City and Portugal)
2019/20: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern and Germany)
2018/19: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands)
2017/18: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain)
2016/17: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain)

Midfielder of the UEFA Champions League season

2020/21: N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea and France)
2019/20: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium)
2018/19: Frenkie de Jong (Ajax and Netherlands)
2017/18: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid and Croatia)
2016/17: Luka Modrić (Real Madrid and Croatia)

Forward of the UEFA Champions League season

2020/21: Erling Haaland (Dortmund and Norway)
2019/20: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern and Poland)
2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)
2017/18: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)
2016/17: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)

UEFA Europa League Player of the season

2020/21: Gerard Moreno (Villarreal and Spain)
2019/20: Romelu Lukaku (Inter and Belgium)
2018/19: Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Belgium)
2017/18: Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid and France)
2016/17: Paul Pogba (Manchester United and France)

Women's club competition awards

UEFA's Women's Player of the Year

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 the Netherlands)

Women's Coach of the Year 2020/21 - Lluís Cortés
Women's Coach of the Year 2020/21 - Lluís Cortés

Women's Coach of the Year

2020/21: Lluís Cortés (Barcelona)
2019/20: Jean-Luc Vasseur (Lyon)

Goalkeeper of the UEFA Women’s Champions League season

2020/21: Sandra Paños (Barcelona and Spain)
2019/20: Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon and France)

Defender of the UEFA Women’s Champions League season

Women's 2020/21 Player of the Year - Alexia Putellas
Women's 2020/21 Player of the Year - Alexia Putellas

2020/21: Irene Paredes (Barcelona and Spain)
2019/20: Wendie Renard (Lyon and France)

Midfielder of the UEFA Women’s Champions League season

2020/21: Alexia Putellas (Barcelona and Spain)
2019/20: Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon and Germany)

Forward of the UEFA Women's Champions League season

2020/21: Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona and Spain)
2019/20: Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg and Denmark)

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