Lionel Messi made it to the three-man shortlist announced on Thursday for the UEFA award as Europe’s best player last season.
world Cupfrom the winning captain Argentinawho left Europe to play inter miamiis against Manchester City teammates Kevin De Bruyne And erling holland, Messi won the UEFA award twice in its 12-year history, both years barcelona Was European champion. man city won Champions League Last season’s title.
Lionel Messi scored his ninth goal in six matches
Lionel Messi scored his ninth goal in six matches as Inter Miami beat Philadelphia in the League Cup semi-finals
Pep Guardiola is favorite for the men’s coaching award after leading Man City to the Champions League Premier League And FA Cup Topic. Simone Inzaghi was also nominated. inter Milanwho led his team to the Champions League final, and Luciano Spalletti, who led napoli for the Italian league title.
The winners will be announced at the Champions League draw in Monaco on 31 August.
kilian mbappéMessi’s former teammates Paris Saint GermainAt last year’s World Cup, the player was sixth in voting by Europe-based coaches and journalists, despite scoring a tournament-leading eight goals, including three goals in the final against Argentina.
Cristiano Ronaldo And neymarOthers who have moved to Saudi Arabia did not receive any votes from the UEFA panel, consisting of coaches from clubs playing in the group stages of three European competitions.
Roberto De Zerbi was fourth in the coaching vote despite his brighton The team is not playing in European competition. Brighton will debut in the next month Europa League After finishing sixth in the Premier League.
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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