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Since 2017, UEFA has given out five players' awards aimed at recognising the top performers in UEFA club competitions each season. These accolades are presented alongside the annual UEFA Men's Player of the Year and UEFA Women's Player of the Year awards in Monaco each August.
Goalkeeper of the UEFA Champions League season
Defender of the UEFA Champions League season
Midfielder of the UEFA Champions League season
Forward of the UEFA Champions League season
UEFA Europa League Player of the season
The five competition-specific prizes complement the existing UEFA Men's and Women's Player of the Year awards. These are for all players who have played in Europe and are based on performances during the previous season across all competitions, both domestically and internationally, at club and national-team levels.
How voting works
The jury for the awards consists of coaches of clubs in the relevant group stages of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, together with 55 journalists from the European Sports Media (ESM) group representing each of UEFA's member associations. Coaches are not allowed to vote for players from their own team.