Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool defender beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonel Messi and has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018/19.
The ceremony took place in Monaco yesterday – Thursday, 29th and other winners include the best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward, UEFA selected the best Men’s and Women’s Players of the Year and handed the President’s award to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.
See the full list of winners below:
UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award: Virgil Van Dijk
UEFA Women’s Player of the Year: Lucy Bronze
Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season: Alisson Becker
Champions League Defender of the Season: Virgil Van Dijk
Champions League Midfielder of the Season: Frenkie de Jong
Champions League Forward of the Season: Lionel Messi