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UEFA Announce Shortlist For 2016/17 UCL Positional Awards

UEFA Announce Shortlist For 2016/17 Champions League Positional Awards

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 04, 2017 11:56 AM @KeeganKruger

UEFA have announced a shortlist of 12 players who will be up for the top goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward of the 2016/17 Champions League awards.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see which stars were shortlisted for the goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward of the 2016/17 Champions League awards.

Spanish giants Real Madrid dominate the awards, with six of the 12 players nominated coming from the current UCL champions.

Los Blancos became the first team in the Champions League era to retain the trophy when they beat Serie A giants Juventus 4-1 in the final.

"The accolades were introduced to recognise the top goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward in Europe's premier club competition each season," a statement from UEFA's official website read.

"They will be presented alongside the annual UEFA Men's Player of the Year and UEFA Women's Player of the Year awards during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 24 August."

Here are the shortlisted players, according to UEFA:

Goalkeeper of the 2016/17 UCL season contenders: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid).

Defender of the 2016/17 UCL season contenders: Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus, now AC Milan), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Midfielder of the 2016/17 UCL season contenders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

Forward of the 2016/17 UCL season contenders: Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

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55 journalists and the 32 club coaches who were part of last season's competition were on the selection panel. However, the coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams.

Who do you think will lift the awards on the night? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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NHLOH Aug 04, 2017 05:45 PM
Alex Sandro?
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Cr7
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Buffon, Marcelo, casemiro,CR7
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Buffon, Marcelo, casemiro,CR7
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Buffon Marcelo Modric and Ronaldo
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Phunyuka bangphethe Aug 04, 2017 01:14 PM
Buffon..Marcelo..kroos..cr7
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Mpho Poster Aug 04, 2017 01:11 PM
Bad week for Barcows kkkkk Neymer gone, only one player in the shortlist
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Mpho Poster Aug 04, 2017 01:10 PM
Marcelo must get it.
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Junior11 Aug 04, 2017 12:58 PM
Where is neymar.....last season ney assist 7/8 and he scored 4 goals
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MacG* Aug 04, 2017 12:49 PM
LOS BLANCOS THE BEST TEAM IN EUROPE... THE BEST IN THE WORLD... WITH THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD... CR7 THE KING... MADRID ALL THE WAY
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La'Quintah Aug 04, 2017 12:10 PM
Wow 6 players from Real

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