Messi, Ronaldo And Van Dijk Shortlisted For UEFA Awards
Muhammad Rameez 10 days ago Thu 15th August 2019 | 11:30 PM
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk have been named candidates for this year's UEFA Men's Player of the Year award, European football's governing body announced on Thursday
Van Dijk has joined Messi and Ronaldo, the two iconic players of their generation, on the shortlist after starring in defence for Liverpool as they won a sixth Champions League and came close to winning their first domestic league title in 29 years.
Luka Modric is the current holder of the men's award after winning the Champions League and taking Croatia to the World Cup final in 2018, while Wolfsburg's Danish striker Pernille Harder bagged the women's prize.