The Champions League has introduced the nominees for its 2019/20 position awards.
Bayern Munich needs a bit of a shock to see them dominate the nomination, with seven of seven gamers succeeding for the final season.
Likewise, Lyon dominates the nominees on the contestants’ Ladies aspect.
The winners will likely be presented on 1 October, when the 2020/21 group stage draw takes place.
Males Champions League 2019/20 Candidates
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Neuer (Bayern), Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid)
Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern), Alfonso Davis (Bayern), Joshua Kimich (Bayern)
Midfielders: Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester Metropolis), Thomas Muller (Bayern), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern)
Forward: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Kian Maleppé (Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
Women Champions League 2019/20 Candidates
Goalkeepers: Sara Bohdi (Lyon), Christian Andler (Paris Saint-Germain), Sandra Paonos (Barcelona)
Defenders: Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Lina Gosling (Wolfsburg), Wendy Raynard (Lyon)
Midfielders: Sarah Björk Gunarsdottir (Lyon / Wolfsburg), Dezsenifer Mauzersen (Lyon), Alex Pope (Wolfsburg)
Forward: Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Pernell more durable (Wolfsburg), Vivian Miedema (Arsenal)
How gamers were shortlisted
The jury included coaches from 32 clubs within the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage, along with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, one from each UEFA member affiliation. Coaches were not allowed to vote for gamers from their own groups.
Jury members chose their major three gamers per venue, with the primary getting 5 factors, the second three and the third. The three gamers essentially acquired the most factors in each category and made the final shortlist.