UEFA reveals Nominees for Team of Year 2020

UEFA REVEALS NOMINEES FOR TEAM OF YEAR 2020

The European football's governing body revealed on Tuesday a shortlist of players to be voted for the Team of the Year 2020.

"The 50 nominees for the women's and men's edition have been selected by the UEFA editorial team based on the players' performances in UEFA competitions and domestic competitions within UEFA member associations from January to December 2020," UEFA said in a statement.

The 2020 Women's Champions League winner Olympique Lyonnais dominated with 13 players, while the 2020 Men's Champions League title owner Bayern Munich were represented with 10 nominees.

The English Premier League has the joint-most representatives on the shortlist with 15 out of the 50 names.

Juventus' Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was once again nominated as he shortlisted for the 17th year in a row.

Also, it is the first time that European football's governing body revealed nominees for the women's Team of the Year.

Fans will be able to choose their favorite line-up from 50 women's and men's players -- five goalkeepers, 15 defenders, 15 midfielders, and 15 strikers-- before the deadline on Jan. 6, 2021.

Nominees for the Team of the Year are as follows:

Men's category:

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais), Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)

Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Angelino (Leipzig), Juan Bernat (Paris Saint-Germain), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Hans Hateboer (Atalanta), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Dayot Upamecano (Leipzig), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Houssem Aouar (Olympique Lyonnais), Ever Banega (Sevilla/El-Sebab), Nicolo Barella (Inter), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta), Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich), Kai Havertz (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Josip Ilicic (Atalanta), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Marcel Sabitzer (Leipzig)

Forwards: Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Romelu Lukaku (Inter), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Muhammed Salah (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Women's category:

Goalkeepers: Sarah Bouhaddi (Olympique Lyonnais), Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain), Hedvig Lindahl (Wolfsburg/Atletico Madrid), Sandra Panos (Barcelona), Sari van Veenendaal (Atletico Madrid/PSV)

Defenders: Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique Lyonnais), Paulina Dudek (Paris Saint-Germain), Kathrin Hendrich (Bayern Munich/Wolfsburg), Magdelena Eriksson (Chelsea), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Dominique Janssen (Wolfsburg), Sakina Karchaoui (Montpellier/Olympique Lyonnais), Mapi Leon (Barcelona), Maren Mjelde (Chelsea), Lena Oberdorf (Essen/Wolfsburg), Irene Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain), Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais), Marta Torrejon (Barcelona), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Midfielders: T Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Danielle van de Donk (Arsenal), Ingrid Engen (Wolfsburg), Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir (Wolfsburg/Olympique Lyon), Kheira Hamraoui (Barcelona), Amandine Henry (Olympique Lyonnais), Svenja Huth (Wolfsburg), Ji So-yun (Chelsea), Saki Kumagai (Chelsea), Kim Little (Arsenal), Lina Magull (Bayern Munich), Amel Majri (Olympique Lyonnais), Dzsenifer Marozsan (Olympique Lyonnais), Alex Popp (Wolfsburg), Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)

Forwards: Delphine Cascarino (Olympique Lyonnais), Kadidiatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain), Beth England (Chelsea), Cristiana Girelli (Juventus), Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona), Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg/Chelsea), Jenni Hermoso (Barcelona), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (Paris Saint-Germain), Eugenie Le Sommer (Olympique Lyonnais), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona), Ewa Pajor (Wolfsburg), Nikita Parris (Olympique Lyonnais), Fridolina Rolfö (Wolfsburg, Jill Roord (Arsenal)



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