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Players With Most MOTM Awards Revealed, CR7 Not In Top 20

Despite missing five league games this season, Lionel Messi has received the most Man of the Match awards in Europe's top five leagues so far this season, while Cristiano Ronaldo is not among the 20 players with the most MOTM accolades.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the players with most MOTM awards in Europe's top five leagues this season.

The FC Barcelona captain has featured in 10 LaLiga games in 2019/20 so far, ending up as Man of the Match (MOTM) in seven of them, according to WhoScored.com.

No other player around Europe has been named MOTM more often than Messi in this campaign thus far, with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema sitting in joint-second place.

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He shares his spot with Saint-Etienne's Denis Bouanga and Red Bull Leipzig's Timo Werner, with the three footballers having been named MOTM six times so far.

Real Betis' Nabil Fekir, Deportivo Alaves' Joselu and in-form Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane follow with five Man of the Match accolades each.

Several stars, including Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Lille's Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen, have been named MOTM in four games so far.

Read: The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

Ronaldo, meanwhile, is outside the top 20 after being named Man of the Match in three Juventus matches in 2019/20 to date.

Do you think Messi has been the best player in Europe so far this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

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