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Friday, August 30, 2019

Virgil van Dijk wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year award

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been voted UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018/19.

Virgil van Dijk wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year award

The Dutch international beat the competition three times to UEFA Men's Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and two-time winner Lionel Messi. The 28-year-old center-back received the trophy on stage in Monaco during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.

1 Virgil van Dejak (Liverpool and Netherlands) - 305 points
2 Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina) - 207 points
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus & Portugal) - 74 points
5 members Mane (Liverpool and Senegal) - 51 points
6 Mohammad Salah (Liverpool and Egypt) - 49 points
7 Eden Hazard (Chelsea / Real Madrid and Belgium) - 38 points
8 = Mathijs de Ligt (Ajax / Juventus and Netherlands) - 27 points
8 = Frenki de Jong (Ajax / Barcelona and Netherlands) - 27 points
10 Rahm Sterling (Manchester City and England) - 12 points

Why did Van Dijk win the vote?
Following Liverpool's final defeat of 2018 by Real Madrid, van Dejak had every reason to nerves ahead of the 2019 decoder, but his concentration did not matter. He called off the protest and was voted Man of the Match as the side of Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.

Fearing since his arrival from Southampton in January 2018, van Dejak held more clean sheets than any defender in Europe's top five leagues in 2018/19. While Liverpool fell far short in the Premier League, their solid presence (and occasional goal-scoring efforts) provided the stage for a sixth European Cup.

Number of seasons
Van dejac with trophy in madrid
Van dejac with trophy in madrid
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Honors: UEFA Champions League winners, UEFA Nations League runners-up, English Premier League runners-up, PFA Players Player of the Year.

UEFA Champions League
Appearance: 12
Goal: 2
Support: 2

Domestic league
Appearance: 38
Goal: ४
Support: 2

How did van Dijk choose
The jury included 80 coaches from clubs participating in the group stages of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League (32) and UEFA Europa League (48), along with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, one From each member association of UEFA.

Van deJack after Champions League final victory
Jury members chose their top three players, the first receiving five points, the second three and the third. Coaches were not allowed to vote on the players of their team.

Van dejac testimonials
"You can write a book about the strengths and abilities of Virgil van Dijk. He is still young, but he is so mature."
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool Manager

"'The Swagger Dawn'. Virgil is suicidal on and off the pitch. He makes everything look easy, doesn't he? When you've overtaken him, you've got a sense of security. He's an absolute rock . all Seasons."
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool midfielder

"He embodies the full picture of a defender: his base, the way he captains the group, his presence on the pitch, and now the award as well - the Champions League was fantastic. He could be an example for anyone, Who wants to aspire. Be the best. "
Ronald Komann, Netherlands coach

What is UEFA Men's Player of the Year award?
For this award, players from Europe, regardless of nationality, were judged according to their performance throughout the season in all competitions - both domestically and internationally - at either club or national team level.

Roll of honor *
Iniesta with 2011/12 Award
Iniesta with 2011/12 Award
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2018/19 - Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands)
2017/18 Mod Luca Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)
2016/17 / Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)
2015/16 / Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)
2014/15 / Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)
2013/14 / Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)
2012/13 / Frank Ribery (Bayern & France)
2011/12 Spain Andres Iniesta (Barcelona and Spain)
2010/11 ─ Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)

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