Kante, DeBruyne, Jorginho nominated for UEFA men’s player of the year

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N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Kevin DeBruyne
N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Kevin DeBruyne were nominated for UEFA's men's player of the year award

Two Chelsea midfielders, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne have been nominated for Uefa’s men’s player of the year.

The men’s coach of the year nominees are Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel and Italy boss Roberto Mancini.

N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Kevin DeBruyne all played in the Champions League final
N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Kevin DeBruyne all played in the Champions League final

It is the first time in the 11-year history of the award all the men’s player nominees have been midfielders.

Jorginho and Kante won the Champions League with Tuchel’s Chelsea, beating De Bruyne and Guardiola’s Manchester City in the final.

Deal of the day

Jorginho also won Euro 2020 with boss Mancini.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski won the award last season.

The winners will be named during the Champions League group stage draw ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday, 26 August.