Champions League positional awards: facts and figures

Meet the 12 players competing for the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League positional awards.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Lionel Messi are up for the forwards award
Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Lionel Messi are up for the forwards award ©UEFA.com

There are three players vying for each of the four positional awards for the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season – UEFA.com crunches the numbers to discover why they have made it this far.

TOP TEN FOR EACH POSITION REVEALED

Goalkeepers

Alisson Becker (Roma, now Liverpool)
Appearances: 12
Minutes: 1,080
Clean sheets: 5
Goals conceded: 19

Goalkeeper of the Season shortlist
Goalkeeper of the Season shortlist

Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus, now Paris)
Appearances: 9
Minutes: 810
Clean sheets: 2
Goals conceded: 12

Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 990
Clean sheets: 2
Goals conceded: 13

Defenders

Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 958
Clean sheets: 3
Goals conceded: 13
Goals: 3
Assists: 3

Defender of the Season shortlist
Defender of the Season shortlist

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 990
Clean sheets: 2
Goals conceded: 13
Goals: 1
Assists: 0

Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 938
Clean sheets: 2
Goals conceded: 13
Goals: 0
Assists: 1

Midfielders

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Appearances: 8
Minutes: 667
Goals: 1
Assists: 4

Midfielder of the Season shortlist
Midfielder of the Season shortlist

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Appearances: 12
Minutes: 952
Goals: 0
Assists: 3

Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 958
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Forwards

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Appearances: 10
Minutes: 783
Goals: 6
Assists: 2

Forward of the Season shortlist
Forward of the Season shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, now Juventus)
Appearances: 13
Minutes: 1,170
Goals: 15
Assists: 3

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Appearances: 13
Minutes: 929
Goals: 10
Assists: 5

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