Kevin de Bruyne, Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois are UEFA Player of the Year nominees

Kevin de Bruyne, Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois are UEFA Player of the Year nominees

By Rashika Kumar
Saturday 13/08/2022
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Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne and Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois have been shortlisted for the men's UEFA Player of the Year award.

The winner will be announced on 26 August.

Goalkeeper Courtois and Benzema won the Champions League, with the striker named 2021-22 UEFA Champions League Player of the Season.

Courtois was Player of the Match in the Champions League final.

Midfielder De Bruyne won the 2021-22 English Premier League Player of the Season.

The top three nominees were chosen from an original list of 15 players which included Paris St-Germain's Kylian Mbappe, Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bayern Munich's Sadio Mane and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho.

All the winners will be announced at the Champions League group-stage draw ceremony in Istanbul.

[Source: BBC Sports]



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