Jorginho wins UEFA men’s player of the year award

Italy’s midfielder Jorginho won the UEFA men’s player award and became only the 10th player in history to win both the Champions League as well as the European Championship in the same year, so it could be said that this award is well deserved. 

The midfielder played a key role in Chelsea’s Champions League trophy and Italy’s EURO win as he started both of the finals. The 29-year old won the award and was better than his teammate N’golo Kante and one of the best players in the Premier League, Kevin De Bruyne.

Furthermore, after winning the Champions League trophy, Chelsea’s coach Thomas Tuchel was named the best coach for the 20/21 season. 

Other Chelsea players also picked up some silverware at the ceremony. Edouard Mendy was named  UEFA’s men’s Champions League goalkeeper of the year, and N’Golo Kante was named UEFA’s midfielder of the year. Additionally, City defender Ruben Dias was named defender of the year, while UEFA named Erling Haaland as best forward of the year.

After winning the treble last year, Barcelona dominated the women’s category awards. Lluis Cortes was named UEFA women’s coach of the year, while Alexia Putellas was named women’s player of the year.

As confirmed yesterday, Simon Kjaer and the medical team who saved Christian Eriksen’s life were awarded the UEFA’s President’s award.

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