Cristiano, Van Dijk and Messi opt for the UEFA award

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UEFA nominates Messi, Cristiano and Van Dijk for the best player of the year award

Published:15/08/2019 - 15:11h

Updated:15/08/2019 - 15:37h

UEFA has announced the three players who choose to win the 'Player of the Year' award and one of the three candidates is Leo Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk complete the list of players who opt for the award

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The UEFA already has given to know the names of the three finalists that will opt to win the prize to the best player of the year. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil go Dijk have been the three footballers that more votes have obtained and all will be able to win this award that delivers the next 29 August.

Luka Modric Was the player that did with this prize the past season after winning the Champions League with the Real Madrid and arrive to the final of the World-wide with Croatia. The midfield player surpassed by that then to Antoine Griezmann, that had won the World-wide with France and besides also had raised the Europe League with the Athletic of Madrid.

The award of this year goes to be more equalised that never, since all have won important titles and there is not any clear favourite. If it was necessary to speak of who is the more favourite of all, probably, it would be necessary to refer to Messi. The Argentinian won only the League with the Barcelona, but was the Boot of Gold and arrived to the 'semis' so much of the Champions as of the Glass America.

By his side, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Series To with the Juventus and also imposed with Portugal in the call Ties of Nations. They are two titles, but to individual level has not been to the height of his best years. It has been his worst campaign goleadora in ten years and andn Champions did not attain to reach the semifinals after falling in chambers against the Ajax. In spite of this, was decisive in the two titles that won and went the only that gave the face in League of Champions

They go Dijk won the Champions League and the Supercopa of Europe with the Liverpool and completed an extraordinary Premier being chosen the MVP. The international 'orange', besides, arrived to the final of the League of the Nations, that lost precisely in front of the Portugal of a Christian that was decisive. The defender is right now the best of the world in his position and would be a prize more for his collection.

It would be the fourth prize for Cristiano

Leo Messi has won already two prizes of the UEFA and could win his third for empatar with Cristiano, that right now has the record with three. The luso won it in the years 2014, 2016 and 2017, whereas the one of Rosario won it in the 2011 and the 2015. The winner will know on 29 August in the draw of the phase of groups of the Champions League.

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