Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Neymar Is Shunned For UEFA Champions League Awards

Man-of-the-moment Neymar and teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe have missed out on the shortlist for UEFA’s awards for the best player in each position in the Champions League. New Paris Saint-Germain signing Neymar has failed to make the shortlist for UEFA’s Champions League positional awards for 2016-17.The Brazil star, who completed his world-record €222million move from Barcelona on Thursday, has been beaten to a place among the final three nominees for best forward by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala. Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe also missed out on a place on the final list, despite excelling in his side’s run to the semi-finals.The awards recognise the top performers in each position in the tournament, with the players with the most votes from a special jury making up the shortlist. Mbappe came fourth in the voting, ahead of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in fifth and Neymar in sixth. Champions League winners Real Madrid dominate the shortlist, with six players making up the final 12 nominees.Photo Credit: Getty

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