Champions League positional awards: facts and figures

Get the lowdown on the 12 players competing for the 2018/19 positional awards.

The UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season nominees
The UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season nominees ©UEFA.com

There are three players vying for each of the four positional awards for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season – UEFA.com pores over the stats that sealed their places on the shortlists.

TOP TEN FOR EACH POSITION

GOALKEEPERS

The goalkeepers
The goalkeepers

Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
Appearances: 13
Minutes: 1170
Clean sheets: 6
Goals conceded: 12

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 979
Clean sheets: 4
Goals conceded: 15

Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 990
Clean sheets: 6
Goals conceded: 9

DEFENDERS

The defenders
The defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 922
Clean sheets: 7
Goals conceded: 6
Goals: 0
Assists: 4

Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax, now Juventus)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 990
Clean sheets: 3
Goals conceded: 13
Goals: 2
Assists: 0

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Appearances: 12
Minutes: 1080
Clean sheets: 5
Goals conceded: 12
Goals: 2
Assists: 2

MIDFIELDERS

The midfielders
The midfielders

Frenkie de Jong (Ajax, now Barcelona)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 986
Goals: 0
Assists: 0

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)
Appearances: 12
Minutes: 1003
Goals: 2
Assists: 4

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Appearances: 11
Minutes: 799
Goals: 0
Assists: 2

FORWARDS

The forwards
The forwards

Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
Appearances: 13
Minutes: 1152
Goals: 4
Assists: 3

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Appearances: 10
Minutes: 837
Goals: 12
Assists: 3

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Appearances: 9
Minutes: 749
Goals: 6
Assists: 2

Stats exclude qualifying

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