UEFA Champions League Announce Nominees for 2019/20 awards

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The Champions League have announced the nominees for their 2019/20 positional awards.

It should be little surprise to see Bayern Munich dominate the nominations, with seven of the 12 players shortlisted winning the competition last season.

Likewise, Lyon dominate the nominees on the women’s side of the competition.

The winners will be announced on 1 October, when the 2020/21 group stage draw takes place.

Men’s Champions League 2019/20 nominees

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Neuer (Bayern), Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid)

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Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern), Alphonso Davies (Bayern), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern)

Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Thomas Müller (Bayern), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern)

Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)

Women’s Champions League 2019/20 nominees

Goalkeepers: Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon), Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain), Sandra Paños (Barcelona)

Defenders: Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Lena Goessling (Wolfsburg), Wendie Renard (Lyon)

Midfielders: Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (Lyon/Wolfsburg), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon), Alex Popp (Wolfsburg)

Forwards: Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal).

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The UEFA Champions League is an annual football club competition organized by the Federation of European Football Associations and contested by European top-division clubs, determining the winners of the competition through a group format and knockouts.

Spanish clubs have the highest number of victories (18 wins), followed by England (13 wins) and Italy (12 wins). England has the largest number of winning teams, with five clubs having won the title.

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