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Mohammed Salah, Modrić and Ronaldo up for UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award

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On August 30th, one of Mohammed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt), Luka Modrić (Real Madrid and Croatia) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus and Portugal) will be named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year.

In a statement on Monday, UEFA said “the winner will be named – along with the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League positional award winners – during the group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 30 August,” adding that “The UEFA Europa League Player of the Season will be announced the following day.”

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According to UEFA, “The award recognises the best players, irrespective of nationality, playing for a club within the territory of a UEFA member association during the past season. Players are judged on their performances in all competitions – domestic, continental and international.”

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UEFA describes Salah as “A UEFA Champions League runner-up and a multiple record breaker in his first term at Liverpool.”

Modrić is “A UEFA Champions League winner, a FIFA World Cup runner-up and recipient of the FIFA Golden Ball,” UEFA said.

For Ronaldo, UEFA said: “A UEFA Champions League winner for a record fifth time and UEFA Champions League top scorer for the sixth campaign running.”

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The other names in Top 10 are:

4 Antoine Griezmann (Atlético & France) – 72 points
5 Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina) – 55 points
6 Kylian Mbappé (Paris & France) – 43 points
7 Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium) – 28 points
8 Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid & France) – 23 points
9 Eden Hazard (Chelsea & Belgium) – 15 points
10 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid & Spain) – 12 points




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