Chelsea star Jorginho named UEFA Men's Player of the Year, Thomas Tuchel wins best coach award

Chelsea star Jorginho named UEFA Men's Player of the Year, Thomas Tuchel wins best coach award

Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho was named UEFA men's player of the year at a ceremony in Istanbul on Thursday while Barcelona's Alexia Putellas won the women's award.Meanwhile, Barcelona’s Champions League-winning manager Lluis Cortes was named as the Women’s Coach of the Year whilst Thomas Tuchel, won the tournament in the men’s edition with Chelsea, took the Men’s Coach of the Year award. The awards were announced at the Champions League draw in Istanbul.

Brazilian-born Jorginho, 29, won the Champions League and European championship with club and country this year. Jorginho was already cast as the favourite on an all-midfield short list of three, with Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne and Chelsea team mate N'Golo Kante the other contenders.UEFA said Jorginho had won 175 points in the voting by coaches and journalists, to De Bruyne's 167 and Kante's 160. Argentine Lionel Messi, a six times Ballon d'Or winner, was fourth with 148.

Spain midfielder and Barcelona captain Putellas, who beat club team mates Jenni Hermoso and Lieke Martens to the trophy, won the women's Champions League in May.Putellas finished with 26 goals in all competitions, more than any other midfielder in Europe. She beat out her fellow team-mates Lieke Martens and Jenni Hermoso for the award.

In the other awards Manchester City’s Ruben Dias and Irene Paredes of PSG were named the Defenders of the Year. For the Midfielder of the Year award the prizes went to Kante of Chelsea and Barcelona’s Putellas.

Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland and another Barcelona player, Hermoso were named as the Forwards of the Year

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