It is otherwise known as Champions League Positional Awards. They are given in recognition of exceptional performances by players in the Goalkeeping, Defensive, Midfield and Forward positions after the conclusion of each tournament.
The awards began in the 2016/2017 season and the likes of Frenkie De Jong, Alison Becker and Virgil Van Dijk emerge winners for the first time last year.
This year’s winners will be named together with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year during the group stage draws of the 2020/2021 season of the competition on Thursday, 1st of October in Nylon, Switzerland.
The 2019/2020 Europa League Player of the Year will be announced a day after.
Here are the nominees for different positions;
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Neuer (Bayern), Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid)
Defenders: David Alaba (Bayern), Alphonso Davies (Bayern), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern)
Midefieders: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Thomas Müller (Bayern), Thiago Alcántara (Bayern)
Forwards: Forwards: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern), Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)