UEFA nominees for 2022/2023 Men’s Player of the Year
Top award of UEFA has today announced, the names of the top three nominees for the 2022/23 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
The award winner, will be announced at the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony, which will take place on Thursday 31 August at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
On the same occasion, UEFA will also honour the coach who had the biggest impact during the 2022/23 season with the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year award.
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For the men’s player award an initial shortlist of players was selected, by the UEFA technical study group based on their performance during the 2022/23 season at both club and national team level.
The top three nominees were then voted for by a jury composed, of the coaches of the clubs which played in the group stages of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League, together with the coaches of the men’s senior national teams of UEFA’s member associations.
Coaches and journalists were asked to select, their top three players from the shortlist by allocating them five points, three points and one point respectively.
Final result was based on current total number, of votes cast by the coaches and journalists. A group of journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) were also part of the jury.
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Coaches were not allowed, to vote for players from their own team. The three players who received the most points are, in alphabetical order.
Kevin DE BRUYNE (Belgium – Manchester City FC)
Erling HAALAND (Norway – Manchester City FC)
Lionel MESSI (Argentina – Paris Saint-Germain, now at Inter Miami CF)