No Messi and Ronaldo on UEFA Player of the Year Shortlist

Messi and Ronaldo not on UEFA Player of the Year shortlist as Bayern duo Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer compete with Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne for the prize.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have failed to make the final shortlist for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for the first time in 10 years.

No Messi or Ronaldo in UEFA Men's Player of the Year nominations for first  time in 10 years as De Bruyne & Lewandowski battle it out | Goal.com

The arch-rivals were absent on the shortlist due their poor run in the last Champions League campaign.

Ronaldo’s Juventus exited the Champions League at the last 16 last season after a surprise defeat to Lyon, while Messi’s Barcelona side were knocked out in a humiliating 8- 2 defeat by Bayern Munich.

Messi won the UEFA award in 2010-11 and 2014-15 having been nominated six times in the past 10 seasons. Ronaldo collected the accolade three times, in 2013-14, 2015-16, and 2016-17 while playing for Real Madrid. He has been shortlisted  for award nine times.

Bayern Munich duo, Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer, plus Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, were nominated for the 2020 edition on Wednesday, September 23.

Messi and Ronaldo not on UEFA Player of the Year shortlist as Bayern duo Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer compete with Man City

Polish striker, Lewandowski is favourite to win the award, which will be revealed at the draw ceremony for the Champions League group stage on October 1.

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